Our beloved friend and mentor, Dr. Clive H. Sell, after whom this foundation was named, dedicated his life to the advancement of retinal surgery and treatment of retinal conditions. He lived this mission each day — from home and at work — providing around-the-clock care for patients in need.
Many regard Dr. Sell as a father of ophthalmology in Phoenix. His patients and colleagues remember him for his impressive demeanor, professional integrity, and personal discipline.
Clive was a towering figure. He was a man with foresight and fairness who believed that all problems yield to effort, and that optometrists, ophthalmologists, and retina specialists can work united to improve the quality of life for millions of patients.
Many of the best surgeons and brightest minds in retina gathered around Dr. Sell over the years to build one of the most respected retina research organizations in the nation — serving Arizona and leading through integrity and clinical excellence.
Clive’s life work was focused on the improvement of the patient experience exemplified by a “whatever it takes” attitude. His patients regard him as a friend, a champion of their health, and a partner in the well-being of their families.
These values live on through the vital pursuits of the Sell Foundation. It is toward this hopeful future we set our sights together — for our profession, for our families, and for our patients above all.