Dr. Alfonso Iovieno is a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia. He obtained his medical degree and completed his ophthalmology residency at University Campus Bio-medico in Italy. He then sub-specialized in cornea, external diseases, ocular surface and complex anterior segment surgery during his three years of fellowship training at the University of Toronto and Moorfields Eye Hospital in the UK. Dr. Iovieno also completed a PhD in ocular microbiology and immunology between University Campus Bio-medico and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Florida.
Dr. Iovieno’s research focus has spanned from ocular surface immunology to corneal infections and transplantation. He has won numerous awards and holds several patents for biomedical devices. Dr. Iovieno regularly presents and moderates at national and international meetings and has been extensively involved in training courses on the latest techniques for corneal transplantation. He is on the board of directors of the Italian Society of Corneal Transplantation, is a member with thesis of the Cornea Society and is the Tearfilm and Ocular Surface Society Ambassador for Western Canada. He has authored over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 15 book chapters.
Learn more about Dr. Iovieno’s research here.