Dr. Erwin Puente, M.D., PhD
Dr. Puente received both his medical degree and PhD from Washington University in St. Louis as part of the prestigious Medical Scientist Training Program. He obtained his PhD in molecular cell biology, focusing on the pathophysiology of diabetes. He completed his ophthalmology residency, where he also served as Chief Resident, at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He then completed a two year vitreo-retinal surgery fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He has presented his research at scientific meetings and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. His areas of expertise are macular degeneration, macular holes and puckers, retinal vascular disorders including diabetic retinopathy and vascular occlusions, and retinal detachments. Dr. Puente is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.