J. Fernando Arevalo, MD, FACS

J. Fernando Arevalo, MD, FACS

Chairman of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

J. Fernando Arevalo, a holder of M.D. and FACS degrees, completed his medical and ophthalmology training in Caracas, Venezuela, before traveling to Bogota, Colombia for a two-year Retina and Vitreous fellowship at the Barraquer Institute and the Fundacion Oftalmogica Nacional. After this intensive training, he traveled to the USA for a 2-year Retina and Vitreous/Uveitis and Intraocular Inflammation fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. The following year, Dr. Arevalo went to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for his Ocular Oncology fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital. Dr. Arevalo returned to Venezuela, where he was appointed to the rank of Chairman of Ophthalmology at the Clinica Oftalmologica Centro Caracas in Caracas, Venezuela, and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Los Andes, Venezuela. Dr. Arevalo has become recognized as one of the leading ophthalmologists in the world and in 2001 founded the Arevalo-Coutinho Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology, and in 2006 the Pan-American Collaborative Retina Study (PACORES) Group. In 2011, Dr. Arevalo was invited by Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore to work as a Professor of Ophthalmology and the Chief of the Retina Division of the King Khaled Eye Hospital (KKESH) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for a four-year tenure, followed by an appointment at the Wilmer Eye Institute as the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Professor of Ophthalmology in the Retina Division, and an appointment as chief of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in 2015. As a clinical scientist, Dr. Arevalo has more than 800 scientific publications, 14 books, more than 800 scientific paper presentations, and more than 1100 invited lecture presentations that have led to international recognition and awards. Dr. Arevalo is a former President of the Pan-American Retina and Vitreous Society (2006-2008). Dr. Arevalo is the President (2017-2019) of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO).