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Fernando Yaacov Pena

Fernando Yaacov Pena

Profession:
Ophthalmologist
Subspecialty:
Other (e.g., Education, Research)
Job Title:
Technical Advisor South America
Medical School:
Universidad El Bosque
Residency Program:
Universidad del Rosario
Location:
Bogota, Colombia
Society:
Colombian Society of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO)
Contact Information:
Calle 120 #7-38
Bogota
Colombia 00001
Phone: +5716191669
Email: ojosalud@yahoo.com
Web site: www.ojosalud@yahoo.com

PROFILE & SKILLS

• Ophthalmologist trained in Colombia and in the USA (University of Southern California and Doheny Eye Institute), with special emphasis in anterior segment surgery, ophthalmic clinical and epidemiological research, primary eye care and prevention of blindness.
• Advisor and Consultant for Lions Clubs International Foundation-Sight First, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Health Organization and Vision 2020 Latin America.
• Professor of Ophthalmology in various residency programs in Latin America, the "Fundacion Vision" in Paraguay, the "Fundacion Oftalmológica del Caribe" in Colombia, and the Colombian Society of Ophthalmology.
• Advisor/speaker for pharmaceutical laboratories.
• Development of projects related to retinopathy of prematurity in Paraguay and Colombia. Organized Courses and Workshops for prevention of blindness, community eye health, research, leadership and management.
• Evaluation of eye care services in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010 and presentation of the results to several NGOs of the region in Santo Domingo.
• Have participated in the Leadership Course of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (Class of 2009-2010).

EXPERIENCE

MILITARY HOSPITAL IN BOGOTA - COLOMBIA 2011 - PRESENT
Academic Research Coordinator
(Reference: Colonel Phisician Dr. Ranniery Acuna Tel. +571-3486868 x 5363)

LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION - SIGHT FIRST
MAY 2009 - PRESENT
Technical Advisor for Latin America. Development of projects related to cataract, diabetic retinopathy and low vision in Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Colombia. (Reference: Angela Supernow and Phillip Albano)
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY 2010 - PRESENT
Regional Advisor for Latin America, Member of the Global Alliances Committee for Ophthalmic Education and
The Global Task Force in Prevention of Blindness
(Reference: Jane Aguirre, Vice President ophthalmic services and practice. www.aao.org)
COLOMBIAN SOCIETY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY 2006 - PRESENT
Vice-President of the Colombian Society for the Prevention of Blindness - ASOPREC. Advisor and speaker in ophthalmic research, prevention of blindness and primary eye care. Advocacy for the Ministry of Health in creating politics and rising funds for Trachoma control, low vision programs and cataract surgery. Coordinator of Management Workshops and Coordiantor and teacher for the cataract surgery simulator EYESI. Member of the Editorial Commettee of the scientific magazine. (Reference: Dr. Fernando Gomez -past president and Dr. Carlos Restrepo - actual president Tel. +57-1-6351592)

COLOMBIAN AIR PATROL 1994 - PRESENT
Participation and coordination of clinical and surgical brigades for underserved populations in the Amazons and the most remote areas of Colombia. Performed hundreds of cataract surgeries extracapsular and small incision technique. Eyelid surgery for trachoma in Vaupes.

PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION - CBM AND ORBIS - HAITI 2010
Evaluation of eye care facilities. Visited major eye clinics in the cities mostly affected by the earthquake. Description and analysis of Haiti main needs and advisor for local ophthalmologists in the development of projects related to prevention of blindness and primary eye care. (Reference: Dr. Juan Carlos Silva)
FUNDACION OFTALMOLOGICA DEL CARIBE, BARRANQUILLA, COLOMBIA 2009 - 2011
Academic Coordinator. Clinical and surgical instructor. Research Coordinator and fundraising for Community eye health and health management. Prevention of blindness projects. (Reference: Dr. Luis Escaf)
FUNDACION VISION, PARAGUAY 2007 - 2009
Academic advisor and clinical and surgical instructor, Coordinator of Research projects. Worked in fundraising and preparing grants for the institution. Community eye health work. Planning and development of Workshops of Management in Community Eye Health. Advisor for Vision 2020 and IAPB. (Reference: Dr. Rainald Duerksen)
HOSPIAL UNIVERSITARIO DE LA SAMARITANA, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA 2006 - 2007
Research coordinator and academic advisor. Member of the IRB.
DOHENY EYE INSTITUTE, LOS ANGELES, CA. USA 2003 - 2006
Faculty member. Ophthalmologist and researcher for the Latino Eye Study. Member of the Internal Advisory Group. Participation in several research projects. (Reference: Dr. Rohit Varma)
PRIVATE OFFICE, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA 1997 - 2003 AND 2011 - PRESENT
Clinical and surgical ophthalmology. Performed over 10.000 surgeries and raised a program for the prevention of blindness in the Amazons. Worked in community eye health brigades for under-served populations since 1994. Prevention of blindness projects. Advisor for pharmaceutical laboratories.
FUNDACION SANTA FE DE BOGOTA, COLOMBIA 1992 - 1993
Research in ophthalmology. Assistant for the research projects of the ophthalmic service. (Reference: Dr. Eduardo Arenas)

EDUCATION

MEDICAL DEGREE -
UNIVERSIDAD DEL BOSQUE - ESCUELA COLOMBIANA DE MEDICINA, BOGOTA - COLOMBIA, 1983 - 1989

RESIDENCY IN OPHTHALMOLOGY -
UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO - FUNDACION OFTALMOLOGICA NACIONAL, , BOGOTA - COLOMBIA, 1994 - 1997

REFRACTIVE SURGERY -
INSTITUTO BARRAQUER DE AMERICA -
CLINICA BARRAQUER, BOGOTA - COLOMBIA, 1997

DIPLOMA IN HUMAN RIGTHS -
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTANDER - FUERZAS ARMADAS DE COLOMBIA, 2002

COMMUNITY EYE HEALTH WORKSHOPS, IN COLOMBIA, PARAGUAY AND BOLIVIA -
LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND CHRISTOFFEL BLINDENMISSION, 1999, 2002, 2008

CERTIFICATES FOR RESEARCH, PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS, HIPAA -
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES 2004 - 2006

FELLOW IN OPHTHALMIC EPIDEMIOLOGY -
DOHENY EYE INSTITUTE, LOS ANGELES 2003 - 2005

MASTER IN CLINICAL AND BIOMEDICAL INVESTIGATIONS, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES 2003 - 2005

WORKSHOPS IN MANAGEMENT FOR EYE HEALTH
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PACIFICO - FUNDACION VISION -
PARAGUAY 2007 - 2008

LEADERSHIP COURSE
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND PAN-AMERICAN ASOCIATION OF OPHTHALMOLOG
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 2009 - 2010

GOOD CLINICAL PRACTICE COURSE
AVANZAR - INSTITUTO APRA EL AVANCE DE LAS CIENCIAS
BOGOTA 2012

PUBLICATIONS

1. Arenas E, Peña F. Queratoplastia Secundaria a Cirugía Refractiva. Análisis de siete casos. Arch. Soc. Españ. Oftalmol. 1994; 66:375-382

2. Esquenazi S, Peña F, Arenas E. Queratotomía Arqueada, Un estudio experimental en ojos de cadáver. Revista de La Sociedad Colombiana de Oftalmología. 1994; 3:14-20

3. Esquenazi S, Pena F. ALK vs. Lasik. Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998

4. Méndez E, Peña F. PRK, Reporte de los Primeros Casos. Revista de La Sociedad Colombiana de Oftalmología 1998

5. Pena F, Prevalencia de Ceguera en Colombia, Estudio Poblacional. Revista Franja Ocular 2001 Vol 2 (13) 3-6 http://www.paginadigital.com.ar/articulos/2004/2004prim/tecnologia2/vis24-2pl.asp

6. Cuellar Z, Peña F. Prevención de la Ceguera, Visión 2020 el Derecho a Ver. Revista de la Sociedad Colombiana de Oftalmología, 2000 pag. 12 - 29

7. Peña F. Atención Ocular Primaria, La perspectiva actual. Revista de la Sociedad Colombiana de Oftalmología, 2001 3-5

8. Peña F. Magnitud de la Ceguera en Colombia, Florencia un ejemplo con proyección. Revista del Instituto Nacional de Ciegos, Alteridad 2001 pag 55-58

9. Peña F. Catarata y la Prevención de Ceguera. Revista de oftalmología Franja Visual 2001

10. Pena F. Conjuntivitis Alérgica. Revista de la Sociedad Colombiana de Oftalmología, 1999 Julio: 135-139

11. Varma R, Torres M, Pena F, Klein R, Azen SP; Los Angeles Latino Eye Study Group. Prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in adult Latinos: the Los Angeles Latino eye study. Ophthalmology. 2004 Jul;111(7):1298-306.

12. Francis BA, Hsieh A, Lai MY, Chopra V, Pena F, Azen S, Varma R; Los Angeles Latino Eye Study Group. Effects of corneal thickness, corneal curvature, and intraocular pressure level on Goldmann applanation tonometry and dynamic contour tonometry. Ophthalmology. 2007 Jan;114(1):20-6.

13. Varma R, Macías GL, Torres M, Klein R, Pena F, Azen SP; Los Angeles Latino Eye Study Group. Biologic risk factors associated with diabetic retinopathy: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study. Ophthalmology. 2007 Jul;114(7):1332-40.

14. Cardozo JD, Peña FY, Lansingh VC, Zamudio M, Duerksen R. Funcion Visual medida con la encuesta VF-10 en cirugia de catarata de incision pequeña. Rev Soc Colombiana Oft. 2008 Jul-Sep; 41(3): 675-685

15. Quiroga L, Lansingh VC, Samudio M, Peña FY, Carter MJ. Characteristics of the corneal endothelium and pseudoexfoliation syndrome in patients with senile cataract. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 2010 Jul;38(5):449-55

16. Peña FY, Piñares S, Samudio M, Contreras V, Miño de Kaspar H. Gatifloxacina Vs placebo en la profilaxis de cirugía de catarata. Rev Soc Colombiana Oft. 2010 Abril - Junio 43 (2): 157-164

17. Fernando Peña. Salud Ocular en Haiti. Revista de Vision 2020, Boletín Trimestral Latinoamérica. Junio de 2010 http://vision2020la.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/salud-ocular-en-haiti/

18. Caligaris LSA, Medina NH, Lansingh VC, Waldman EA, Peña FY. Analyses of cataract surgery performed by the Unified Health System in Brazil, 2006-2007. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2011

19. Ginés JCI, Samudio M, Fariña N, Sanabria R, Laspina F, Peña F, Bedoya P, Duerksen R, Miño de Kaspar H.
Microbial contamination of eye drops used by patients in an outpatient clinic of ophthalmology. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud, Vol. 10(2) Diciembre 2012: 38-46

ABSTRACTS

19. Pena F. LASIK after ALK. Leading the Way in Refractive Surgery, ISRS 1996, page 253

20. Pena F, Mendez E. Lasik after ALK. ISRS Pre AAO Conference. Leading the way to refractive surgery around the world. October 24 - 26, Page 253 1996.

21. Pena F, Lai MY, Francis BA, Nguyen BB, Deneen J, Wilson MR, Azen SP, Varma R, and Los Angeles Latino Eye Study Group: Clinical Characteristics of Latinos with Open-Angle Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004; 45: E-Abstract 4486.

22. Pena F, Lai MY, Azen SP, Varma R, and Los Angeles Latino Eye Study Group: Comparison of Dynamic Contour Tonometry and Applanation Tonometry in Latinos: The Los Angeles Latino Eye Study. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005 E-Abstract 4837

23. Ligia Santos Abreu Caligaris, Norma Helen Medina, Fernando Yaacov Peña, Van Lansingh, Eliseu Alves Waldman. Avaliação das necessidades de cirurgias de catarata para alcançar meta de eliminação da cegueira por catarata no brasil. Resumos dos painéis do XVIII congresso brasileiro de prevenção da cegueira e reabilitação. Abstract 171, pag. 65. Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2008;71(4 supl):20-90

BOOKS
(Scientific and Literature)

1. La Nueva Visión, LASIK. Una Guía para pacientes. Editorial Arte y Ciencia. 2002. ISBN: 958-33-2965-7

2. Guías de Práctica Clínica. Sociedad Colombiana de Oftalmología 2010. Autor de tres Guías: Catarata, Cirugía refractiva y Prevención de la ceguera, ISBN: 978-958-57000-0-0

3. Guía Practica de Catarata Senil para América Latina, Visión 2020, Auspiciado por ORBIS - 2012

4. Cuentos Hipocríticos. Premio honorífico de la Secretaría de Cultura de Bogotá. 2002

5. El Jardín del Dragón, Libro de cuentos del Taller de la Universidad Central de Bogotá. 2002

MEMBERSHIP

Surgical Eye Expeditions International (S.E.E. International), since 1994

Patrulla Aérea Civil Colombiana (PAC), since 1994

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), since 1995

Sociedad Colombiana de Oftalmología (SCO), since 1995

International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), since 1996

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), since 2002

Academia Colombiana de Salud Pública, since 2002

Pan American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO), since 2007

Global Burden of Diseases Group, since 2009

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