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Juan Carlos de Rivero Vaccari, MD, PhD

Dr. Juan Carlos Dr. Juan Carlos de Rivero Vaccari found his calling in Ophthalmology as a teenager. With that goal in mind, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Florida International University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and became a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society while earning other multiple awards.

After graduation, he moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, to pursue a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. While focusing on cell death mechanisms in the brain, he received the Chancellor’s Award. Subsequently, Dr. de Rivero Vaccari completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the LSUHSC Neuroscience Center of Excellence, where he investigated neuroprotective and neurodegenerative pathways in the retina.

Purposely shifting gears back to his clinical training, he then obtained his M.D. degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. During his tenure, Dr. de Rivero Vaccari was awarded the Golden Probe Award and was elected as a junior into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his Intern / Preliminary year at the Department of Internal Medicine at Ochsner Medical Center and his Residency in Ophthalmology at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine / Ochsner Medical Center.

Dr. de Rivero Vaccari is currently a Board Eligible Ophthalmologist, licensed in the State of Florida. A published author with several scientific and clinical publications in reputable journals, he specializes in cataract surgery, laser surgery, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma management, among other ocular conditions.


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