Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Medical Director of Clinical Trials, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Edward S. Harkness Eye InstituteNew York, New York
C. Gustavo De Moraes, MD, PhD, MPH
Dr. C. Gustavo De Moraes is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Medical Director of Clinical Trials of the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center / New York Presbyterian Hospital. He sees patients with or at risk of developing glaucoma. His primary research interests are in novel techniques for glaucoma diagnosis, detection of progression, and treatment modalities. Based on his research, Dr. De Moraes has been ranked among the top 5 glaucoma experts in the world.
Dr. De Moraes completed a glaucoma fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI) under Dr. Robert Ritch, later directing the Glaucoma Research Unit at the Einhorn Clinical Research Center of the NYEEI. He was also a Research Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University (NYU).
Dr. De Moraes is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), American Glaucoma Society (AGS), New York Glaucoma Society (NYGS), Ophthalmic Laser and Imaging Society (OLIS), and World Glaucoma Association (WGA).
He has published over 180 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is currently a member of the editorial boards of some of the journals with highest impact factor in the field of Ophthalmology. He has authored/ co-authored 11 book chapters in Ophthalmology and Glaucoma, as well as the Consensus on Medical Treatment and Consensus on Glaucoma Progression of the WGA. He has given over 200 guest lectures worldwide.
Dr. De Moraes is chair of the Associate Advisory Board of the WGA and a member of its Education Committee. He is a member of the Publications Committee of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). In 2017, he received the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Achievement Award. Dr. De Moraes serves as reviewer in grant review groups of the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is also a member of the Columbia University Irving Medical Center Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Dr. De Moraes’ clinical research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB).