Claudio A. Ferreira, MD

Claudio A. Ferreira, MD

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Retinal Surgeon specializing in Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Vascular Occlusions, Retinal Detachments and Tears.

Education & Training

  • Medical University of Vassouras in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Internship, Internal medicine at Santa Casa Hospital in Brazil
  • Internship, General surgery at the Charles Drew University/UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California
  • Residency, Charles Drew University/UCLA program in Los Angeles
  • Vitreoretinal Fellowship, University of Virginia
  • Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Professional Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Brazilian Society of Ophthalmology

Research, Publications and Areas of Interest

  • Consultant for Genentech-Lucentis case studies, Boston, MA, 2009
  • Consultant for OSI/Eyetech – Age Related Macular Degeneration, Boston, MA, 2007 – Present
  • Co-investigator with Allergan Posurdex Phase 3 retinal Vein Occlusion Program, University of VA, 2005
  • “New Concepts in the Management of Retinopathy of Prematurity” Speaker, Medical University of South Carolina, 2005 Abstracts published in 2003 “Age Related Macular Degeneration and Retinitis Pigmentosa in an Hispanic Family.”
  • “Epidemiology of Patients with Endophthalmitis Admitted to California Hospitals between 1990 and 2000.” Ophthalmology Vis. Sci., King/Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Interests include Epiretinal membranes, Macular holes, Pneumatic retinopexy for treatment of retinal detachments.

Honors, Awards and Achievements

  • Pacific American Volunteer Association Appreciation Award 2002 and 2003
  • Chief Resident Charles Drew University/UCLA 2004
  • Was one of first retinal specialists to use Lucentis for Exudative Macular Degeneration in S.E. Massachusetts

Medical Licensure & Certification

  • Florida
  • California
  • Tennessee
  • Massachusetts
  • Virginia


Dr. Ferreira was born in Brazil and moved to California in 1996. His non-medical interests include boating, fishing, soccer and spending time with his family.

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