Francisco Contreras Selected Surgeon of the Bicentennial

Oct 11, 2021Announcement

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Dr. Francisco Contreras was unanimously selected by the board of the Peruvian Academy of Surgeons as the “Surgeon of the Bicentennial”. The award was presented in a virtual ceremony on 6 October 2021.

Dr. Francisco Contreras completed his Ophthalmology specialty training at the Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo Hospital in Lima, Peru, and sub-specialty training in Ocular Pathology at the San Francisco Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, USA.

He is Founder and former Director of the National Institute of Ophthalmology (INO), as well as former President of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology and the Peruvian Society of Ophthalmology. In the academic field, he was Principal Professor of Ophthalmology at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.

He currently presides the Paracas Ophthalmological Association, a non-profit organization that carries out surgical and educational campaigns in the most depressed areas of Peru.

Among other national and international awards, he received the Leslie Dana Gold Medal; the G.O.H. Naumann Award for Leadership and Global Eye Care from the International Council of Ophthalmology; and the International Blindness Prevention Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a lecturer and participant in several national and international scientific events.

We congratulate Dr. Contreras on this much deserved recognition as “Surgeon of the Bicentennial” by the Peruvian Academy of Surgery.