The Walter J. Stark Memorial Lectureship
Walter J. Stark served as Administrator of the Dean McGee Eye Institute from 1978 until 1991. Under his stewardship, the Institute grew from three floors with five ophthalmologists to six floors of physicians and basic scientists. The number of patients seen each year doubled—and then doubled again.
With a small handful of colleagues, Mr. Stark shares the Dean McGee Eye Institute as his legacy.
During his tenure, he carefully scrutinized its operations, conserving its assets and keeping it sound and strong. Through the Institute’s activities in education, vision research, and patient care, citizens throughout Oklahoma have benefited from Mr. Stark’s leadership.
His colleagues, friends, and family have generously created the Walter J. Stark Memorial Lectureship in tribute to and in memory of his contributions to ophthalmology, the Oklahoma Health Center, and the great state of Oklahoma.