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The Gold Standard

Dr. Peter Gold, a former Tulane University medical student whose November 2015 shooting in the Lower Garden District was captured on surveillance video, is a real inspiration to all of us at OMIC. The Golds have been part of OMIC’s family for many years. Dr. Gold’s father, Robert S. Gold MD, is a practicing ophthalmologist in Florida and has been an OMIC Board and Committee member since 2011. Many of us were so excited to see Peter visit the OMIC exhibit at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual meeting in Las Vegas just days before this horrific incident. We are so grateful for his complete recovery.

You may have seen Dr. Gold’s story on the news as it was widely covered on local and national television networks. Watch a recent interview of Peter on the Today Show below.

Now, the Golds have turned a near-fatal tragedy into an innovative effort to prevent the kind of senseless violence that occurred on that fateful evening. We hope you will consider donating your time or money to this worthwhile organization, Strong City, and help end a cycle of despair so often felt in our inner cities.

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