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Curriculum Vitae

Prof Rubens Belfort Jr has graduated in medicine from Escola Paulista de Medicina (1970), did his residency at Oftalmologia by Escola Paulista de Medicina (1972), master’s in Microbiology Immunology e Parasitology at Escola Paulista de Medicina (1978). He did his Ph.D. in Ophthalmology at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (1981), a second Ph.D. at Microbiology e Immunology at Escola Paulista de Medicina (1985) and Postdoctorate by National Eye Institute (1990).

He is the head professor of Ophthalmology at the Federal University São Paulo, professor of Universidade Federal de São Paulo.

Main areas of research for Prof Belfort include cornea, uveitis, retina and cataract surgery. He has published more than 243 scientific papers, 150 review articles and book chapters. He is co-author of 15 ophthalmological books.

Highlights of his more than 82 awards include:

  • 2015 – Life Achievement Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • 2015 – “Conrado Wessel Award” in Medicine, Conrado Wessel Foundation.

  • 2014 Prêmio Internacional de Prevenção à Cegueira de 2014, Academia Americana de Oftalmologia.
  • 2014 Prêmio CAPES de Tese Edição 2014, CAPES – Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.
  • 2013 Prêmio Honorário em Oftalmologia, Sociedade Italiana de Oftalmologia – SOI.
  • 2013 Eleito como uma das 100 pessoas mais influentes da saúde no Brasil, ano de 2012,, Grupo Mídia, Saúde Online.
  • 2012 Clinical Uveitis Research Award, EUPIA – European Uveitis Patient Interest Association.
  • 2012 Presidente do XX Congresso Brasileiro de Prevenção da Cegueira e Reabilitação Visual, Conselho Brasileiro de Oftalmologia.
  • 2011 Global Advisors Commíttee – 2007 a 2011, American Academy of Ophthalmology.
  • 2011 European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, (International Ocular Inflammation Society – IOIS.
  • 2010 Member Global Scientific Program Committee, 5th International Conference on Ocular Infections-American Academy of Ophthalmology.
  • 2010 Mourad Khalil Lecture, The Burnier International Ocular Pathology Society The Biopsy Meeting, Mcgill University, Canadá.