Prof. Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD graduated
in Medicine in December 1995 at the Medical School Souza Marques and concluded a residency in Ophthalmology and a Cornea
fellowship at the Instituto de Oftalmologia Tadeu Cvintal (São Paulo) in 1999. After completing his ECFMG certification, he moved to the United States for a clinical-surgical fellowship program
on Refractive Surgery and Cornea at the
University of Washington (Seattle, WA), which was completed in October 2002. After returning to Brazil, he concluded the PhD Doctorate in Sciences
at the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo in May 2004.
Renato Ambrósio Jr. is the first son of the past Renato Ambrósio M.D., who pioneered refractive surgery in Brazil in the early 1980s, and Vera Martins
Ambrósio M.D., a resilient and dedicated ophthalmologist who upheld the family practice after the premature decease of her husband in January 1994.
In late 2002, Prof. Ambrósio joined his family private practice, also with his
younger brother, Rodrigo Martins Ambrósio MD.
In 2006, he was elected the President of the Brazilian Society of Administration in Ophthalmology (SBAO), being in this position until July
2010. From 2012 until 2014, he was the last president of the Brazilian Society of Refractive Surgery (SBCR) before the incorporation with the Brazilian Society of Cataract and Implants for the creation of BRASCRS. Prof. Renato
Ambrósio Jr was also the vice-president of the Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology (CBO) from 2013 until 2015 and later was elected president of the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) of the American
Academy of Ophthalmology for the 2020-2022 turn.
In 2007, he founded The Rio de Janeiro Corneal Tomography and Biomechanics Study Group, from which over two-hundred-fifty publications
were originated. He is an affiliate professor of the post-graduation at the Federal University of São Paulo (stricto sensu) and Adjunct Professor of Specialized Surgery in the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO). He has also co-founded the multi-disciplinary BrAIN (Brazilian Artificial Intelligence Networking in Medicine).
Prof. Ambrosio has served a consultant to different companies, including Alcon, Zeiss, Oculus, Medophacos, Allergan, Genon/Uniao Quimica, and
Essilor. Among his most important contributions, it is highlighted the corneal thickness spatial profile graphs present in the Pentacam Belin Ambrosio/Enhanced Ectasia Display and the ARV (Ambrosio-Roberts and Vinciguerra) display that uses artificial intelligence for integrating corneal tomography and biomechanical data from the Pentacam and Corvis ST.
Renato Ambrósio Jr, MD, PhD is a world-class refractive surgeon, also considered a clinician-scientist. He self-designates as a refractive surgeon-
scientist. His major areas of interest are corneal/refractive diagnostics, custom laser vision correction, refractive cataract surgery, and therapeutic procedures for keratoconus. He has a major concern on patient education as a fundamental part of medical treatment and has started the Violet June
International Public Awareness on Keratoconus.
Prof. Renato Ambrósio Jr was elected the 11th most influential in
Ophthalmology in 2014, being among the top 100 in 2016 and 2018 by the British journal THE OPHTHALMOLOGIST. His Research Gate score is 42.4, being in the top 97.5% among every scientist
(https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Renato-Jr/scores). His google scholar lists over 9,000 citations with an h index of 46 and index i10 of 121.
He has over 400 peer-reviewed publications,[1-409] and has edited three major textbooks, with over one hundred book chapters.
Besides his busy and proactive academic appointments, he is at private
practices in Rio de Janeiro: Instituto de Olhos Renato Ambrósio and VisareRIO – Refracta Personal Laser. His philosophy is to provide the best care to his patients and to collaborate on the scientific developments in his field. In his private
life, he is married to Renata, who is also an ophthalmologist, with two wonderful daughters, Giovanna (born in 2014) and Rafaella (born in 2015). His life attitude is to continuously learn and work on his self-evolution so that
he can conciliate his diligent professional work with his love and family time.