EDUARDO C. ALFONSO
DIRECTOR, BASCOM PALMER EYE INSTITUTE, MIAMI
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is a translational institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. It provides eye care annually to 250,000 patients at five locations in Florida, through in-person visits and telemedicine. The institute employs 1,200 physicians, scientists, nurses, support staff and personnel. Alfonso, who was born in Cuba and grew up in Puerto Rico, became director in 2007. Each year since, Bascom has been ranked as the best eye hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
|EDUCATION||Yale University (BS, MD)|
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