2019 28th Annual Richard C. Troutman MD DSC (HON) Prize: Dr. Carla S. Medeiros

Dr. Medeiros is a Medical Doctor, Ph.D. and scientist enthusiast. She obtained her medical degree and completed her ophthalmology residency and corneal surgery fellowship in Brazil. Her scientific journey has begun with a Ph.D. program at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil under Dr. Marcony Santhiago’s supervision followed by a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

As Dr. Steven Wilson’s fellow, she applied her skills as a refractive and cornea surgeon in laboratory experiments using animal models, aiming a better comprehension of corneal wound-healing mechanisms focused on predicting better outcomes. Her clinical and research work are centered in corneal cross-linking and wound-healing response after corneal refractive surgery, infections, and injury.

Dr. Medeiros has published 14 original scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, 7 book chapters, and 30 lectures in national and international meetings.

Back in Brazil, she currently works as a corneal and refractive surgeon specialist. She is passionate about teaching, and as head of refractive surgery department at a philanthropic hospital, helps ophthalmology residents to improve their skills.