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Mary Lawrence

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Mary Lawrence


Mary G. Lawrence, M.D., ’98 M.P.H., is the Deputy Director of the Department of Defense/Veterans Affairs Vision Center of Excellence in Washington, DC. The center focuses on research, clinical care integration, education, information systems, and advocacy related to vision trauma, especially injuries and diseases of the eyes and visual system incurred while on Active Duty. Previously, Dr. Lawrence was a member of the faculty at University of Minnesota where she served on the Glaucoma Service and directed the Visual Rehabilitation Service. While in Minnesota, she was also the Associate Chief of Ophthalmology at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Prior to this time, Dr. Lawrence served at Harvard Medical School where she received the Residents Teacher of the Year Award and the Dean’s Commendation for her teaching. Later she was awarded a Clinical Epidemiology Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. She received her B.A. in Chemistry from Mount Holyoke College and her M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Lawrence lives in Washington DC, and in NYC with her husband, James A. Lawrence, ’74 B.A., Chief Executive Officer of Rothschild North America, in NY. They have three childre