Harvard Ophthalmology hosted its Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion on June 7-8. The CME-accredited event featured faculty and alumni lectures, award presentations, a poster contest, and networking opportunities. Both Victor Perez, MD, and Margarita Calonge, MD, were former fellows of C. Stephen Foster, MD, FACS, FACR and were invited to for the same purpose. They shared their stories on how being mentored by Dr. Foster led to their current success.
Below is a bio on Dr. Perez and Dr. Calogne:
Victor Perez, MD, is an established clinician-scientist investigator in the field of ocular immunology and ocular surface diseases and is the director of the Foster Center for Ocular Immunology. Dr. Perez spends sixty percent of his time in his laboratory researching ocular immunology and transplantation. He complements this with his work as Director of the Ocular Surface Program, evaluating and treating patients with ocular inflammatory diseases and conditions of the anterior segment. In addition to the ocular surface, he will also manage patients with uveitis, transplantation, and diseases of the eye that also have inflammation.
Margarita Calonge, MD, is a full professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Valladolid (UVa) and Director of the Ocular Surface Inflammation Research Group and The Ocular Immunology Clinical Unit, both at IOBA (Institute of Applied OphthalmoBiology), UVa, Valladolid, Spain. She has clinical and research interests in ocular surface inflammation and cell therapy and clinical interest in intraocular inflammation. She serves at the board of directors of the CIBER-BBN (Biomedical Research Networking Center in Bioengineering, Biomaterials, and Nanomedicine) as coordinator of the Clinical Translation National Program.