2022 Waring Memorial Award for a Young Ophthalmologist: Riccardo Vinciguerra, MD

Dr. Riccardo Vinciguerra is currently working as an ophthalmologist and scientific director at the Humanitas San Pio X Hospital, Milan, as well as a research collaborator at Biomechanical Engineering Group, University of Liverpool, UK. Despite his young age (36 years old), he is a well-known international researcher with multiple peer-reviewed publications, mainly in the field of corneal biomechanics, refractive surgery, corneal collagen crosslinking, and corneal transplants.

Dr. Vinciguerra completed medical school at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2011. His thesis, entitled The treatment of keratoconus with corneal collagen cross-linking: refractive, topographic, tomographic, and aberrometric analysis,” was subsequently published in Ophthalmology. He then graduated from the Brescia-Insubria University as a specialist in ophthalmology and completed a glaucoma clinical fellowship and a cornea clinical fellowship at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK. He then worked as a cornea consultant at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Center, Birmingham, UK. The article “Detection of keratoconus with a new biomechanical index,” published in the Journal of Refractive Surgery, earned him the prestigious Troutman Prize in 2017 and was also previously awarded with the Trimarchi Prize by the University of Pavia, Italy.

Dr. Vinciguerra is the author of 95 original scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and has received 5 prizes and awards. His work has been cited more than 2,200 times with an h-index of 22.