The Leonard Apt Lecture
The Leonard Apt Lecture was established and first presented in 2000 by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Ophthalmology (SOOp) to honor Leonard Apt, MD, for his dedication and contributions in the fields of pediatrics and pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Apt was the first physician to be board-certified in both pediatrics and ophthalmology. The Leonard Apt Lecture pays tribute to Dr. Apt not only for his educational and scientific contributions, but also for his pioneer role in helping to create pediatric ophthalmology as a new medical subspecialty.