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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, AHC2 675
Tel: 305-348-9280
Fax: 305-348-0123

Community-Based Faculty

Zenia Aguilar, MD
Assistant Professor

Anny Cheng, MD
Assistant Professor

Hosam El Sheha, MD
Associate Professor

Lorraine G. Karpinski, MD
Assistant Professor

Matthew Kay, MD
Assistant Professor

Gaston O. Lacayo III, MD
Assistant Professor

Mark Michels, MD
Associate Professor

Andrew Schimel, MD
Assistant Professor

Joseph Selem, MD
Assistant Professor

Frank E. Spektor, MD
Assistant Professor

Richard Shugarman, MD
Assistant Professor

Myron Tanenbaum, MD
Assistant Professor

Barry S. Taney, MD
Assistant Professor

Sean Tighe

Henrry L. Trattler, MD
Assistant Professor

William Trattler, MD
Associate Professor

Ana Carolina Victoria, MD
Assistant Professor

Roberto Warman, MD
Associate Profeassore