Author Affiliations: Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Dr Lichter); and Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (Dr Bartley).
Paul R. Lichter, MD, has been the chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan since 1978, during which time he has led 2 successful building campaigns and increased his faculty more than 10-fold.
G.B.B.: There are numerous examples of departments that have stagnated or declined with a long-term chair, but your department is an exception. To what do your attribute your success?
Lichter PR, Bartley GB. Interview With Paul R. Lichter, MD. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(9):1205-1206. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2012.1954