Dr. Folk is the Judith (Gardner) and Donald H. Beisner Professor of Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at the University of Iowa. He has won numerous awards and is a world recognized leader in retina.
He has written over 200 papers, book chapters and books in his field including the American Academy of Ophthalmology's books on the treatment of diabetic retinopathy. He has been the principal investigator of 14 National and International Clinical Trials testing new therapies for eye disease.
He is on the editorial board of the journal RETINA, and serves on the AAO Preferred Practice Panel. He is a past President and now is Chair of the Awards Committee for The Macula Society.