Felipe A. Medeiros, MD, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology and Vice-Chair for Technology, Director Clinical Research Unit, Department of Ophthalmology, Duke UniversityDurham, North Carolina

Felipe A. Medeiros, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Ophthalmology and  Vice-Chair of Translational Research at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Medeiros graduated from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he also completed a PhD. Before moving to Duke University, he was Professor of Ophthalmology and the Ben and Wanda Hildyard Chair at University of California San Diego. Dr. Medeiros’ research has been focused on the development of innovative methods and technologies for early diagnosis, detection of glaucoma progression and investigation of functional impairment and quality of life. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 6 books in ophthalmology.

Dr. Medeiros has been the recipient of several international awards, including the Cogan Award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the World Glaucoma Association Research Award, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Senior Achievement Award, among others. Most recently, he received the Moacyr Alvaro Gold Medal, the most prestigious award in Ophthalmology in Latin America. He serves as the Chair of the American Glaucoma Society (AGS) Program Committee and he is also Member of the Program Committee of the Glaucoma Research Society. He has trained numerous students, fellows and postdocs from many parts of the world.