Hugh Taylor, MD
Both a doctor and a professor, Hugh Taylor was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for humanitarian service in 2001.
He has held many positions in the World Health Organization program against blindness, and is currently the Asian and Pacific Coordinator for the WHO project called Vision Twenty-Twenty, designed to eliminate treatable blindness by the year 2020.
Taylor has served as medical director of the Fred Hollows Foundation and was a professor and director of the Dana Center for International Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Medical School.
Taylor is the most widely published ophthalmologist in Australia. His research into the second and fourth causes of world blindness, trachoma and onchocercasias, earned him a prestigious reputation in the field of international ophthalmology.