Dr. Melchior Jacobs is a highly regarded ophthalmic surgeon in the country and has a long history of treating many patients from various walks of life.
He recently announced that he is stepping down from his post as president of the Association of the Ophthalmic Surgeons of the USA, and he has a new role at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Jacobs, who is also a member of the Board of Directors for the OPH, said the transition from the Ophthalmic Surgery and Vision Institute (OSPVII) was bittersweet.
“The change is a little difficult,” Jacobs told Bleacher Bleacher.
“I’m very proud of what I’ve accomplished in my time in this role.
I’m still going to do things differently, but I think the shift from OPHI to Hopkins is a positive one for all involved.”
The transition to a new position has brought a new challenge for Jacobs, however.
He said that many of the medical school students and residents who were already graduating from Ophthems previous position are also getting new jobs and opportunities.
The transition from Ophthalmology to Surgery and the new role has not gone unnoticed by some of the current Ophthymic Surgery members.
“A lot of people that were there, and I’m not saying that there aren’t people, but they’re not here now,” Jacobs said.
“There are so many things going on that people are starting to think, ‘What is this?'”
Some of those people are also now trying to take a break from their current jobs and move onto other jobs.
“They are all trying to figure out what they want to do with their lives,” Jacobs added.
I would love to say this is the end of it, but that’s not the case.”
Jacobs also expressed concern that the current leadership at OPH will not be able to adequately support the medical community as it transitions into a new era of innovation.
“The whole staff of the surgery are doing great,” Jacobs remarked.
Jacobs added that the new leadership team is working to help students and faculty alike. “
We are doing really well, but the management of OphTH is not as strong as it was before.”
Jacobs added that the new leadership team is working to help students and faculty alike.
“Everyone here is very, very excited,” he said.