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Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology was established in the Fall of 2008 as part of the new FIU College of Medicine.

Vision and Goals

The Department of Ophthalmology is both a valuable community resource, as well as a nationally and internationally recognized center for excellence in clinical care, research, and education in ophthalmology.

Our goals are to establish a supportive environment to promote the highest standards of education, outstanding clinical service, and novel research approaches in the field of visual sciences. These goals will be accomplished by:

  • Providing a community-based ophthalmological training
  • Fostering rigorous education for our graduates
  • Engendering excellent and compassionate clinical care
  • Creating new scientific and interdisciplinary research initiatives to advance the treatment of eye diseases
  • Developing collaborative efforts encompassing local, national, and international educators and investigators
  • Recruiting and mentoring faculty of the highest quality

Contact Us

Florida International University
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC 4-250W3
Tel: 305-348-0570
Fax: 305-348-0123

Voluntary Faculty

Albert Gasper Caruana Jr., MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Andres Cortes, MD
Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor

Andrew Schimel
Clinical Assistant Professor

Anny Cheng, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Barry S. Taney, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Carlos Buznego, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Charles Josiah Kaiser, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Cristobal Cruz Colon
Clinical Assistant Professor

Elena Lopez
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Eugene Mark Eisner
Clinical Assistant Professor

Frank E. Spektor, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Gabriel Lazcano, MD
Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor

Gaston O. Lacayo III
Clinical Assistant Professor

Henry L. Trattler, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Hosam El Sheha, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jack L. Gabay
Clinical Assistant Professor

Joseph Selem, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Junhee Lee
Clinical Assistant Professor

Lawrence Halperin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Lorraine G. Karpinski, DVM
Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor

Louis Kasner, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Louis Keilson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Lourdes Amada Casuso, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Mario Del Cid, MD
Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor

Mark Michels, MD
Voluntary Clinical Associate Professor

Matthew Kay, MD
Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor

Morris Segall, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Myron Tanenbaum, MD
Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor

Orlando Galindez, MD
Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor

Rau Masvidal, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Richard B. Simon
Clinical Assistant Professor

Richard Shugarman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Roberto Warman, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Scheffer Tseng, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sean Tighe
Clinical Instructor

Stephen Goldberg, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

William Constantino Lara, MD
Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor

William Trattler, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Zenia Aguilera, MD
Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor