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Vice President

Retina Consultants of Alabama, P.C., Birmingham, Alabama


Associate Professor

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Birmingham, Alabama


Director of Retina Service

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Birmingham, Alabama


Program Director

Retina Consultants of Alabama Milton F. White, Jr., Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program, Birmingham, Alabama


Board Examiner

American Academy of Ophthalmology


Education

  • Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery Fellowship, 1994-1996

    Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Ophthalmology Residency, 1991-1994

    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Callahan Eye Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama

  • Chief Resident, 1993-1994

    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Callahan Eye Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama

  • Doctor of Medicine (cum laude), 1986-1990

    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama

  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology (magna cum laude), 1981-1985

    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama


Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, 1995
  • Alabama Medical License, 1991
  • Mississippi Medical License, 2004

Professional Societies and Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • The Retina Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Southern Medical Association
  • Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Medical Association of the State of Alabama
  • Jefferson County Medical Society

Honors and Awards

  • Alabama Medical Scholarship Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award, 2006
  • American Society of Retina Specialists Honor Award, 2005
  • Best Doctor in America, 2009 to present
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Honor Award, 2015

Humanitarian Service

FOR Nicaragua Health Mission, 2004-present

Barriers to Eye Care for Older African Americans, 2004-present

World Gospel Mission, -present

Kenya Mission Efforts, -present


Research

    Current Clinical Trials:

  • COOG2 – Ocular Melanoma Study
  • Atezolizumab – Metastatic Melanoma Study
  • Abicipar Pegol – AMD Study
  • MEK Inhibitor – Metastatic Melanoma Study
  • DRCR – Diabetic Retinopathy Studies

Dr. Mason has published numerous manuscripts and participated in several clinical trials as well as presented scientific posters, platform presentations, and videos at national and international ophthalmology societal meetings. For a complete list of his research accomplishments, please click the “Research” tab (coming soon) or Pubmed search for recent publications.