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Felipe Medeiros

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

United States of America

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

Dr. Medeiros graduated from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he also completed residency and a PhD. He completed a fellowship at University of California San Diego and then joined the faculty where he became Professor of Ophthalmology and the Ben and Wanda Hildyard Chair. Subsequently, Dr. Medeiros joined Duke University where he was the Joseph AC Wadsworth Distinguished Professor.

Dr. Medeiros’ research has span multiple domains, from the development of innovative methods and technologies for early diagnosis and detection of glaucoma progression, identification of biomarkers and risk factors for the disease, to the use of big data and artificial intelligence to improve screening, diagnosis and monitoring of eye diseases. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 6 books in ophthalmology. His publications have received over 30,000 citations, for an h-index of 88. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and through many other public and private institutions. Dr. Medeiros holds several patents on the development of innovative devices for diagnosing diseases and assessing patient outcomes in ophthalmology and other areas of medicine. He has also been a pioneer in the development of innovative treatments, having been the principal investigator on the clinical trials leading to the FDA approval of the first sustained-release drug treatment for glaucoma.

Dr. Medeiros has given dozens of invited keynote lectures worldwide and has received many honors and awards, including the ARVO Cogan Award, one of the most prestigious awards in vision science. He has served on the editorial boards of several ophthalmology journals and is an elected member of the prestigious Glaucoma Research Society, whose members are restricted to the Top 100 glaucoma researchers in the world. He has trained numerous students, fellows and postdocs from many parts of the world.