Alfonso iovieno, MD, PhD FRCSC
Dr. Alfonso Lovieno is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Lovieno obtained his medical degree and completed his Ophthalmology residency at University Campus Bio-medico in Rome, 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, Canada and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK. Dr. Lovieno also completed a Ph.D. in ocular microbiology and immunology between University Campus Bio-medico and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. His research focus has spanned from ocular surface immunology to corneal infections and transplantation.
Dr. Lovieno won numerous awards and recognitions and holds several patents for biomedical devices. Dr. Lovieno 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 a member of the board of directors of the Italian Society of Corneal Transplantation, member with thesis of the Cornea Society and the Tearfilm and Ocular Surface Society Ambassador for western Canada. He has authored over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as 15 book chapters.