J. Fernando Arevalo

The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA


J. Fernando Arevalo is a holder of M.D. and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons degrees. He completed his medical and ophthalmology training in Caracas, Venezuela, his native country, before traveling to Bogota, Colombia, for a two-year Retina and Vitreous Fellowship at the Barraquer Institute and the Fundación Oftalmógica Nacional (University of El Rosario) in 1992-1993. After this intensive training, he traveled to the USA for a 2-year Retina and Vitreous/Uveitis and Intraocular Inflammation Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, CA, USA from 1993 to 1995 under the mentoring of Dr. William Freeman. The following year, Dr. Arevalo went to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for his Ocular Oncology fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital under the mentoring of Drs. Jerry and Carol Shields. Dr. Arevalo returned to Venezuela (1996), where he was appointed to the rank of Chairman of Ophthalmology at the Clinica Oftalmologica Centro Caracas in Caracas, Venezuela, and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela. Dr.Arevalo has become recognized as one of the leading ophthalmologists in South America, and in 2001, he founded the Arevalo-Coutinho Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology. Recently, Dr.Arevalo has been invited by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Baltimore, MD, USA to work as a Professor of Ophthalmology and the Chief of the Retina Division of the King Khaled Eye Hospital (KKESH) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for a three-year tenure (July 2011), followed by an appointment at the Wilmer Eye Institute. As a clinical scientist, Dr. Arevalo has more than 500 scientific publications, nine books, more than 480 scientific paper presentations, and more than 900 invited lecture presentations in North-America, South-America, Central-America, Europe, Africa, and Asia that have led to international recognition and awards.

Biography Updated on 9 February 2014

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