Renato Ambrosio Jr, MD, PhD

Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD concluded residency in Ophthalmology at the Instituto de Oftalmologia Tadeu Cvintal (São Paulo) in 1999, a fellowship program on Refractive Surgery and Cornea at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) in October 2002, and the PhD Doctorate in Sciences at the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo in May 2004. He is a current-president of the Refractive Surgery Alliance.

In 2006, he was elected the President of the Brazilian Society of Administration in Ophthalmology, being in this position until July 2010. From 2012 until 2014, he was the last president of the Brazilian Society of Refractive Surgery before the incorporation with the Brazilian Society of Cataract and Implants for the creation of BRASCRS. He was also vice-president of the Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology from 2013 until 2015 and is the current president of the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS; 2020/22).

In 2007, he founded The Rio de Janeiro Corneal Tomography and Biomechanics Study Group, from which over one hundred publications were originated. He is an affiliate professor of the Federal University of São Paulo (stricto sensu) and Adjunct Professor of the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO).

Professor Ambrósio is a world-class refractive surgeon-scientist. His major areas of interest are corneal/refractive diagnostics, custom laser vision correction, refractive cataract surgery and therapeutic procedures for keratoconus.

Besides his busy and proactive academic appointments, he is at private practices in Rio de Janeiro: Instituto de Olhos Renato Ambrósio and VisareRIO – Refracta Personal Laser.


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