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Hugo Quiroz

Hugo Quiroz

Director of Research Vitreo-Retina Surgeon Asociación Para Evitar la Ceguera en


Dr. Hugo Quiroz-Mercado is an ophthalmologist specialized in diseases of the retina, macular diseases, diabetic retinopathy, and retinopathy prematurity. He is currently Retinal surgeon with an appointment at Hospital para Evitar la Ceguera en México, I.A.P., and Medica Sur Hospital. He holds his appointment as a professor at the University of Colorado, Denver. With over 25 years of practice experience, Dr. Quiroz has held previous appointments as the Director of the Retina Department and Chief of the Experimental Surgery Laboratory at Luis Sanchez Hospital for the Prevention of Blindness, as well as a professor of Ophthalmology at the Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico. He specializes in treating patients with severe retinopathy and helping them cope with the impending complications. Dr. Quiroz is the former Director of Ophthalmology at Denver Health Medical Center where he influenced teaching programs mainly in Vitreoretinal Surgery as well as impulse research in different areas of Ophthalmology. urrently, he is director of Research at Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en México acting as the liaison between several Ophthalmological programs at the USA such are: University of Colorado, Stanford University and Allegro Ophthalmics from Irvine CA. He is a Research level III at Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología).

Research Interest

Retina, Macular diseases, Diabetic retinopathy, and Retinopathy prematurity