Wilfredo C. Lara, MD, a board-certified ophthalmologist, is fellowship trained in disease and surgery of the retina and vitreous. He was born in Maryland and raised in Miami, Fla. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Florida International University with extensive academic and personal accomplishments.
Dr. Lara is deeply embedded in the South Florida Community and is fluent in Spanish. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine where he received numerous awards. He then completed an internship at the Hospital of Saint Raphael/Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Lara went on to complete an ophthalmology residency as well as a two-year fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Florida, Gainesville.
Dr. Lara, together with Dr. Levy and Dr. Taher, established Retina Macula Specialists of Miami with the vision of improving quality of life through prevention and treatment of retina and vitreous disease. Retina Macula Specialists of Miami is committed to providing personalized care while delivering the latest technological advances in the field.
Dr. Levy is one of the most widely known and respected retina surgeons and vitreous specialists in South Florida. A native of Miami, Dr. Levy received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He served as Chief Resident during his Ophthalmology Residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, in association with the Johns Hopkins Hospital. As a Fellow in Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery, Dr. Levy received additional subspecialty training at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Dr. Levy is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists. He has been published in medical journals, has served as a speaker at national ophthalmologic meetings and was awarded a Travel Fellowship from the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology.
Dr. Levy has been recognized as one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors. The Compassionate Doctor certification is part of the Patients' Choice recognition program, where patients rate and vote for their favorite doctors. While physicians generally receive positive feedback from their patients, only a select few receive praise about the compassion that accompanied their care. In fact, of the nation's 870,000 active doctors, only 3 percent were accorded this honor by their patients in 2012. El Dr. Levy habla español con fluidez.
Sulaiman Alhumaid, M.D. is a fellowship trained Vitreoretinal surgeon practicing at Retina Macula Specialists of Miami. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusions, and retinal detachments. Dr. Alhumaid attended medical school at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. He went on to complete his Ophthalmology residency and Vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at McGill University Health Center in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Alhumaid completed another fellowship in Vitreoretinal surgery at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the nation’s top eye hospital. While there, he performed research on Nosocomial Acute onset Postoperative Endophthalmitis, and Polymerase Chain reaction in the diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii Chorioretinitis.
He served during his time at Bascom Palmer as a clinical instructor of Ophthalmology and Vitreoretinal Surgery at the University of Miami, where he taught clinical and surgical ophthalmology to residents. Dr. Alhumaid has several published articles in many medical journals and is a co-author of several book chapters, including updating chapters in Albert & Jakobiec’s Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, and American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is fluent in English and Arabic.
Dr. Alhumaid currently resides in Brickell with his wife and son. In his free time, Dr. Alhumaid enjoys camping, soccer, and spending time with his family.