CALGARY, ALBERTA — Dr. Howard Gimbel, receives distinguished award from Loma Linda University as University Alumnus of the Year
At graduation commencement exercises on Sunday, May 24th, Loma Linda University President, Dr. Richard H. Hart, celebrated Dr. Gimbel’s pioneering innovations and support for research, education and service that exert a far-reaching and ongoing influence in the international ophthalmic community. Acknowledging over four decades of dedication to enhancing “the art and science of eye care” and establishing “standards of excellence that have impacted patient care around the world,” Dr. Gimbel was named University Alumnus of the Year.
“I am pleased to receive this great honour and recognition for my work. Starting my life on a farm in southern Alberta, I never could have dreamed of the life I’m living that is filled with opportunities to serve others, especially being able to give the gift of sight. Any success I’ve been able to accomplish I owe to God first, and then to the support and encouragement of my wife, Judy. Also, I couldn’t do anything without my able teams of surgeons, fellows, and colleagues — both in Alberta and in Loma Linda. It is my honour to be able to serve,” said Dr. Howard Gimbel.
Dr. Gimbel is Executive Medical Director of Gimbel Eye Centre, specializing in Cataract and Refractive surgery, with locations in both Calgary and Edmonton. Gimbel Eye Centre has been a leader in quality patient care since 1964. Gimbel Eye Centre surgeons have performed over 180,000 procedures and are some of the most experienced vision correction surgeons in the world. Dr. Gimbel also serves as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Loma Linda University, in Loma Linda, California. He travels regularly to California from his Alberta home and is active in surgery and teaching in both Alberta and California.
Loma Linda University is a post-secondary, health-sciences institution with more than 4,000 students located in Southern California. Eight schools and the Faculty of Graduate Studies comprise the University organization. The schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Allied Health Professions, Pharmacy, Public Health, Religion and Science and Technology offer more than 55 programs. Curricula offered range from certificates of completion and associate in science degrees to doctor of philosophy and professional doctoral degrees. Students from more than 80 countries around the world and virtually every state in the nation are represented in Loma Linda University’s student body.