|September 16, 2020
Women In Medicine Month: Maroulla Gleaton, M.D
Each September, the American Medical Association Women Physicians Section (WPS) honors physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance women with careers in medicine. The MMA joins the AMA in recognizing the historical contributions of women to medicine and will join them this month by highlighting Maine’s women physician leaders.
A Maine trailblazer, Maroulla Gleaton, M.D., was the first women elected President of the Maine Medical Association in 2003and remains on the Maine Medical Association Board of Directors. She is a board-certified ophthalmologist whose practice focuses on the surgical treatment of cataracts, the treatment of macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease, and oculoplastic surgical procedures. A member of MaineGeneral Medical Center's active staff, Dr. Gleaton has practiced locally since 1988 and focuses on the surgical treatment of cataracts, the treatment of macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease, and oculoplastic surgical procedures.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She received her medical degree at the Temple University School of Medicine. Her residency training in Ophthalmology was completed at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. In addition to her responsibilities as an MMA Delegate to the American Medical Association, Dr. Gleaton has served as the on the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine since 2008. In fact, she was elected to the Nominating Committee of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and was also recently presented the 2020 John H. Clark, MD Leadership Award by the FSMB. The annual award is presented in recognition of outstanding and exemplary leadership, commitment, and contribution in advancing the public good at the state medical board level. As if her long list of interests and involvement isn’t enough, she was also on the Planning Committee for the 19th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium in 2020.
“I remember my first interaction with Dr. Gleaton while doing an ophthalmology rotation in residency. She was amazing - rapidly moving from room to room, easily connecting with her patients, assisting me while I fumbled with the slit lamp. She appeared to have boundless energy, which as it turns out is true. Her significant contributions to medicine in Maine - whether as MMA president, Maine’s delegate to the American Medical Association, member of the Board of Licensure in Medicine, or in her own professional society - are only overshadowed by her commitment to her patients. She is a remarkable role model for physicians in the state of Maine,” said current MMA President, Amy Madden, MD.
Your colleagues, as well as MMA leadership and staff thank you for your incredible contributions to medicine.
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