Virgil Alfaro III, M.D.
D. Virgil Alfaro, III, M.D. is a Board Certified ophthalmologist dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of retinal, macular, and vitreous diseases. He brings experience in the management of complex retinal diseases including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, inflammatory eye disease, and retinal detachment.
Dr. Alfaro hails from South Texas and is a graduate of the Marine Military Academy and The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina.
He attended Cornell University Medical College and then performed an internship in General Surgery at UCLA, Harbor General Hospital. Dr. Alfaro was a resident at the Doheny Eye Hospital and the Los Angeles General Hospital and performed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Alfaro served in the United States Air Force Medical Corps, caring for patients at Walter Reed Hospital, Bethesda Naval Hospital, and Andrews AFB Hospital.
During his active duty tour he was stationed at the Uniformed Services University as a faculty member and led a research laboratory evaluating ocular trauma, HIV/AIDS and the eye, and ocular infections.
Dr. Alfaro has edited and published 6 textbooks including Vitreoretinal Surgery of the Injured Eye (1999), Macular Surgery, (2000), Diabetic Retinopathy (2001), Age-Related Macular Degeneration (2002), Macular Surgery 2nd ed (2009), and Age Related Macular Degeneration 2nd ed (2015).
Dr. Alfaro has published over 50 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in the following publications: the Journal of the American Medical Association, the British Journal of Ophthalmology, the American Journal of Ophthalmology, the Archives of Ophthalmology, and others.