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

Community-Based Faculty

Zenia Aguilera, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Carlos Buznego, MD
Associate Professor
 
Albert Gasper Caruana Jr., MD
Assistant Professor
 
Lourdes Amada Casuso, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Anny Cheng, MD
Associate Professor
 
Cristobal Cruz Colon, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Mario Del Cid
Assistant Professor
 
Eugene Mark Eisner
Assistant Professor
 
Hosam El Sheha, MD, PhD
Adjunct Professor
 
Jack L. Gabay, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Orlando Galindez
Assistant Professor
 
Lawrence Halperin, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Charles Josiah Kaiser, MD
Associate Professor
 
Lorraine G. Karpinski, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Louis Kasner, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Matthew Kay, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Gaston O. Lacayo III, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Wilfredo Constantino Lara, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Elena Lopez
Adjunct Assistant Professor
 
Raul Masvidal, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Mark Michels, MD
Associate Professor
 
Daniel Montenegro, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Prashant Parekh, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Andrew Schimel, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Joseph Selem, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Richard Shugarman, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Matthew Shulman, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Richard B. Simon
Assistant Professor
 
Frank E. Spektor, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Myron Tanenbaum, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Barry S. Taney, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Sean Tighe
Instructor
 
Henry L. Trattler, MD
Assistant Professor
 
William Trattler, MD
Associate Professor
 
Ana Carolina Victoria, MD
Assistant Professor
 
Roberto Warman, MD
Associate Professor