2017 Waring Memorial Award for a Young Ophthalmologist: Dr. Marcony R. Santhiago

Marcony R. Santhiago MD PhD graduated in medicine and completed his residency in Rio, followed by a fellowship at the University of Sao Paulo in Refractive Surgery, where he also obtained his PhD. Subsequently; he completed a Fellowship in Refractive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic from 2009 to 2012. Currently, Dr. Santhiago holds a faculty position as professor of ophthalmology at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and at University of Sao Paulo where he also mentors PhD students.

He is associate editor of Journal of Refractive Surgery, section editor of Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, chief editor of Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia and associate editor of Brazilian Archives of Ophthalmology. He is also reviewer of the most prestigious journals in ophthalmology. 

Dr. Santhiago has published more than 100 international studies and has particular research interest in risk factors for post-LASIK ectasia, corneal changes and remodeling after cross linking and corneal wound healing. He has won some prestigious awards such as the Troutman award and Recognition award by the International Society of Refractive Surgery, Latin America Research Award in Cornea by the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, the Achievement Award by AAO and Best Scientific Video Award also by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Best Paper of Section Award and Poster Winner Award by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Gold Medal for contribution in refractive surgery by the Indian intraocular implant and refractive society and Scientific Video Award by the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

He is also in the board of directors of the Brazilian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (BRASCRS) and member of the International Council and of the Cataract and Refractive Surgery Committee of the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS). He has been nominated the program director of Refractive Surgery subspecialty day of the 2018-19 AAO meeting.