Dr. Alejandro Rodriguez-Garcia, is a board certified ophthalmologist by the Mexican Council of Ophthalmology. He received an honorific mention after graduating from medical school at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. He went on to do a Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the Hilles Immunology Laboratory of the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, where he worked in basic and translational research on herpetic eye disease and other ocular surface and intraocular inflammatory disorders. Dr. Rodriguez-Garcia completed a Residency in Ophthalmology at Tecnologico de Monterrey, where he became Chief Resident and graduated with highest honors. He then returned for a Clinical & Research Fellowship in Ocular Immunology & Uveitis at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School where he served as Chief Fellow. Dr. Rodriguez-Garcia is former President of the College of Ophthalmologists at his home state, as well as former President of the Mexican Center of Ocular Inflammatory Disorders, affiliated to the Mexican Society of Ophthalmology. He was appointed as Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology of the residency program at Tecnologico de Monterrey in 1994, and has also served since then as Senior Clinical Research Coordinator. From 2004 until present time, he is the Academic Director of the residency program at the same institution. Besides these academic appointments, Dr. Rodriguez-Garcia attends a large private practice, and is President and Co-founder of Centro de Oftalmologia Universidad, SA; Centro de Oftalmologia Avanzada, SA; and Optics Salud Visual, SA, a group of private institutions dedicated to the general and high-specialty eye care, particularly to diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory eye disorders. He also serves as a consultant and speaker for different national and international pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Rodriguez-Garcia has made numerous scientific and educational contributions to the field of ocular immunology, corneal and ocular surface diseases through courses, symposia, lectures, and publications in different peer-review journals worldwide.
Diagnosis and therapy of infectious and inflammatory eye diseases: 1. Immunosuppressive and biologic therapy of ocular inflammation. 2. Herpetic eye disease. 3. Ocular surface disease and dry eye. 4. Ocular and systemic autoimmune diseases. 5. Keratoconus.