Life Sciences

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)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I have practiced transcendental meditation since 1974.
WOULD CHANGE ABOUT FLORIDA The perception that Florida is a laid-back, retirement community. Florida is where education, research, health care, business development and other sectors are thriving and unmatched by other states.
ADMIRES Phillip Frost — a selfless leader who is bright, educated, a great philanthropist and aware of the tremendous impact that his wife, Patricia, has had on their success.

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

RANDY HAFFNER

AdventHealth

Tommy Inzina

BayCare Health System

Brian Keeley

Baptist Health South Florida

NELSON LAZO

BETHESDA HOSPITAL

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

MOBEEN RATHORE

WOLFSON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Terry Shaw

ADVENTHEALTH

David Strong

Orlando Health

BRADLEY TALBERT

Memorial Hospital Jacksonville

Douglas VanOort

NeoGenomics

David Verinder

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System