Holton Letson, MD
The Alan and Susan Letson Retina and Ophthalmology fund was established in 2007 by an endowment gift from Dr. Holton Charles Letson of Hilton Head South Carolina. Dr. Letson created the fund to recognize the professional contributions of his son Dr. Alan, and daughter-in-law Susan Letson.
“I staffed the OSU Ophthalmology resident clinic for many years.” said Dr. Letson. “Even when no longer staffing a clinic I maintained a close relationship with the department and staff, particularly Dr. William Havener. It was a pleasure and a privilege to provide in a positive manor to the field of Ophthalmology. Now that I can no longer physically take part, I can take pleasure through the establishment of this fund which I hope will continue my efforts, and also the efforts of others.”
The annual distribution from this fund will be use to support the education of ophthalmology residents, acquisition of equipment for research, clinical and patient care, projects in retina disease and emerging priorities or initiatives related to retina disease in the Department of Ophthalmology.
According to Dr. Tom Mauger, Department Chairman, “Private support for our department and programs are critical to our continued growth and expansion. The generosity of Dr. Letson and all our donors is greatly appreciated and truly makes a difference in what we do.”