Life Sciences

EDUARDO ALFONSO

CHAIRMAN & DIRECTOR, BASCOM PALMER EYE INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, MIAMI

Born in Cuba, raised in Puerto Rico and educated at Yale, Alfonso is an expert on ocular infectious diseases. He documented an increase in an aggressive form of fungal corneal infection related to soft contact lens use, findings that drew worldwide media coverage and significantly reduced the number of new infections. His research interests include development and clinical applications of keratoprosthesis, an artificial cornea, which shows significant promise for patients awaiting transplants in developing countries. With a team of investigators from the University of Miami, Alfonso is also spearheading ways to rapidly identify sight-threatening eye infections. Alfonso has performed more than 1,000 corneal transplants in adults and children.

Alfonso has led University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for more than a decade. Each year for the past 15, the ophthalmology institute has ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Alfonso is immediate past president of the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology. The organization provides continuing education and promotes scientific and cultural exchange among ophthalmologists.

Steven Achinger

Watson Clinic

Eduardo Alfonso

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Michael Aubin

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Jason Barrett

Flagler Health+

John Couris

Tampa General Hospital

Michael Crosby

Mote Marine Laboratory

Mark Faulkner

Baptist Health Care

Aurelio Fernandez III

Memorial Healthcare System

David Fitzpatrick

Max Planck Florida

Tommy Inzina

BayCare Health System

Brian Keeley

Baptist Health South Florida

BRETT MCCLUNG

BAPTIST HEALTH OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA

GINA MELBY

JFK MEDICAL CENTER

Glenn Morris

UF Emerging Pathogens Institute

David Nelson

University of Florida

Mark O’Bryant

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Dror Paley

Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute

Terry Shaw

ADVENTHEALTH

David Strong

Orlando Health

DARYL TOL

ADVENTHEALTH/CENTRAL FLORIDA

Douglas VanOort

NeoGenomics

David Verinder

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

Scott Verner

Trividia Health