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Speakers

Joint XLIV Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology (CURSO) and XXVI Pan-American Regional Course

Program Directors

Dr. Eduardo C. Alfonso

Eduardo C. Alfonso, MD

Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
Kathleen & Stanley J. Glaser Endowed Professor in Ophthalmology
Director, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Dr. Guillermo Amescua

Guillermo Amescua, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology 
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami, FL


Dr. Carol L. Karp

Carol L. Karp, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology
Richard K. Forster Chair in Ophthalmology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami, FL

Dr. Paul F. Palmberg

Paul F. Palmberg, MD, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami, FL

 


Guest Speakers



J. Fernando Arevalo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASRS
Chairman of Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Professor of Ophthalmology
The Wilmer Eye Institute-Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD, USA

Juan F. Batlle, MD
Chief of Ophthalmology, Dr. Elias Santana Hospital
President, Laser Center
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Voluntary Associate Professor
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami, FL, USA

Miguel N. Burnier, Jr., MSc, PhD, FRCSC, FARVO
Professor of Ophthalmology, Pathology, Medicine and Oncology
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Paulo E.C. Dantas, MD, PhD
President, 2022-2025, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology
Editor-in-Chief, The Pan-American Journal of Ophthalmology
Clinical and Surgical Cornea and External Disease
Oftalmologistas Asociados of São Paulo and Sorocaba Eye Hospital
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Angela Maria Fernandez, MD
Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Central Military Hospital
Professor of Ophthalmology Nueva Granada Military University
Associated Ophthalmologist, Fundación Santa Fe de Bogota
Professor of Ophthalmology, Universidad de los Andes
Bogota, Colombia

Felipe Medeiros, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Joseph A.C. Wadsworth Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Duke University
Durham, NC, USA

Victor L. Pérez, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Stephen and Frances Foster Distinguished Professor of
Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC, USA

Neda Shamie, MD
Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Roberto Warman, MD
Director, Division of Ophthalmology
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, FL, USA
Voluntary Assistant Professor
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami, FL, USA


Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Faculty



Chris R. Alabiad, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Thomas A. Albini, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Zubair Ansari, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Audina M. Berrocal, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Elena Bitrian, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Nathan W. Blessing, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Florence Cabot, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Hilda Capo, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
John T. Flynn Chair in Ophthalmology

Kara M. Cavuoto, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Ta Chen Peter Chang, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Victoria Chang, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Zelia M. Correa, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology

William W. Culbertson, IV, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Lou Higgins Chair in Ophthalmology

Janet L. Davis, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Leach Chair in Ophthalmology

Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Sander R. Dubovy, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Victor T. Curtin Chair in Ophthalmology

Michelle Falcone, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Harry W. Flynn, Jr., MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
J. Donald M. Gass Chair in Ophthalmology

Jorge A. Fortun, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Anat Galor, MD, MSPH
Professor of Ophthalmology

Allister G. Gibbons, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Raquel Goldhardt, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Alana L. Grajewski, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Kolokotrones Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology

David S. Greenfield, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Douglas R. Anderson Chair in Ophthalmology

Luis J. Haddock, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Hong Jiang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Thomas E. Johnson, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Ellen Koo, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Byron L. Lam, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Robert Z. & Nancy J. Greene Chair in Ophthalmology

Richard K. Lee, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Walter g. Ross Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmic Research

Jaime D. Martinez Martinez, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Craig A. McKeown, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Carlos E. Mendoza, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Terrence P. O’Brien, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Charlotte Breyer Rodgers Chair in Ophthalmology

Joshua Pasol, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Giselle Ricur, MD, MBA, MSc, FATA
Executive Director, Virtual Care

Alfonso L. Sabater, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

William E. Smiddy, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
M. Brenn Green Chair in Ophthalmology

Jayanth Sridhar, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Rahul S. Tonk, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Brian C. Tse, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

David T. Tse, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid Chair in Ophthalmology

Luis E. Vazquez, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Mariam Vila Delgado, MD
Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellow

Sara T. Wester, MD, FACS
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Nicolas A. Yannuzzi, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Angela Y. Zhu, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology