2020/2021 Waring Memorial Award for a Young Ophthalmologist: Fernando Faria-Correia, MD

Dr. Faria-Correia received his medical degree from the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal, in 2007, followed by an ophthalmology residency training in Centro Hospitalar São João, Porto, Portugal. In 2012, he completed a Corneal and Refractive Surgery fellowship led by Dr. Renato Ambrósio Jr. at Instituto de Olhos Renato Ambrósio and VisareRio (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). In 2013, Dr. Faria-Correia completed another fellowship, in Cataract and Refractive Surgery, led by Dr. George O. Waring IV, at Medical University of South Carolina, Storm Eye Institute (Charleston, SC, USA).

Dr. Faria-Correia joined the Cataract, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Department of Hospital de Braga (Braga, Portugal) and Instituto CUF Porto (Porto, Portugal) in 2014. Since 2015, he has also served as assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Escola de Medicina da Universidade do Minho (Braga, Portugal).

Besides having a busy clinical practice, Dr. Faria-Correia is active in clinical research and integrates the activities of the Rio de Janeiro Corneal Tomography and Biomechanics Study Group. He has published more than 100 scientific works, including peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and abstracts in scientific society meetings. In 2017, Dr. Faria-Correia defended his doctoral thesis in medicine entitled “Scheimpflug-based lens densitometry for preoperative assessment of age-related nuclear cataracts.” He also obtained the title of Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology – Specialist Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery (FEBOS-CR) in 2018. During 2019, he completed the Physician CEO course at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA).