J. Arevalo, MD, Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital


Ophthalmology Baltimore, MD

Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Professor of Ophthalmology -Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center -Retina Division, Wilmer Eye Institute -The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine -Past-President of The Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) 2017-2019

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  • J. Fernando Arevalo, a holder of M.D., Ph.D., and FACS degrees, completed his medical and ophthalmology training in Caracas, Venezuela, his native country, before traveling to Bogota, Colombia for a two-year Retina and Vitreous fellowship at the Barraquer Institute and the Fundacion Oftalmogica Nacional (University of El Rosario) in 1992-1993. After this intensive training, he traveled to the USA for a 2-year Retina and Vitreous/Uveitis and Intraocular Inflammation fellowship at the University of California, San Diego from 1993-1995 under the mentoring of Dr. William Freeman. The following year, Dr. Arevalo went to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for his Ocular Oncology fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital under the mentoring of Drs. Jerry and Carol Shields. Dr. Arevalo returned to Venezuela (1996), where he was appointed to the rank of Chairman of Ophthalmology at the Clinica Oftalmologica Centro Caracas in Caracas, Venezuela, and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela. Dr. Arevalo has become recognized as one of the leading ophthalmologists in South America and in 2001 founded the Arevalo-Coutinho Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology. In 2011, Dr. Arevalo was invited by Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore to work as a Professor of Ophthalmology and the Chief of the Retina Division of the King Khaled Eye Hospital (KKESH) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for a four-year tenure (July 2011-15), followed by an appointment at the Wilmer Eye Institute as the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Professor of Ophthalmology in the Retina Division, and an appointment as chief of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in 2015. As a clinical scientist, Dr. Arevalo has more than 900 scientific publications (more than 300 on MEDLINE), 16 books, more than 1000 scientific paper presentations, and more than 1100 invited lecture presentations in North-America, South-America, Central-America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins Medicine Leadership Development Program (LDP)OTHER_TRAINING
  • Harvard Medical School Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program (GCSRT)OTHER_TRAINING
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Wills Eye HospitalFELLOWSHIP
  • University of California San Diego
    University of California San DiegoFELLOWSHIP
  • Dr. Domingo Luciani Hospital (IVSS)RESIDENCY
  • Central University of Venezuela
    Central University of VenezuelaMEDICAL_SCHOOL

Certifications & Licensure

  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2012 - 2020
  • International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)Ophthalmology
  • Saudi Commission for Health SpecialtiesOphthalmology
  • Venezuelan Society of Ophthalmology (SVO)Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Lifetime Achievement Award American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2017
  • Best of Show Video Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Conjunction with the European Society of Ophthalmology, 2014
  • Honorary Member Society of Research in Retina & Vision (SIRCOVA), 2014
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Oral propranolol and intravitreal ranibizumab for refractory serous macular detachment secondary to retinal capillary hemangioblastoma  
    HernAndez-Martinez P, Gallego-Pinazo R, Dolz-Marco R, Arevalo JF, Diaz-Llopis M, Cisneros Lanuza A, Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol, 1/26/2014
  • Effect of Lens Status in The Surgical Success of 23-Gauge Primary Vitrectomy for The Management of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment: The Pan American Collaborative Re...  
    Caiado RR, Magalhaes O Jr, Badaro E, Maia A, Novais EA, Stefanini FR, Navarro RM, Arevalo JF, Wu L, Moraes N, Farah ME, Maia M, Retina, 1/25/2014
  • Outcomes of Treatment of Pediatric Choroidal Neovascularization with Intravitreal Antiangiogenic Agents: The Results of the KKESH International Collaborative Retina St...  
    Kozak I, Mansour A, Diaz RI, Calzada JI, Pichi F, Cruz-Villegas V, Diaz-Llopis M, Gallego-Pinazo R, Chhablani J, Martinez-Cartier M, Meerhoff M, Mieler WF, Arevalo JF;..., Retina, 1/23/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Behcet's disease or Not Behcet's disease? 
    Valencia, Spain - 1/27/2014
  • Guidelines for the treatment of PSII. 
    Valencia, Spain - 1/27/2014
  • White Dot Syndrome. 
    Valencia, Spain - 1/27/2014
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  • "Diabetic Macular Edema: Changing Treatment Paradigms." 
    Arevalo JF, Primer Curso Superior de Retina y Vitreo "RETINAR", en modalidad presencial y a distancia (online)
    Buenos Aires, Argentina - 1/26/2014
  • Editor: "Cirugia Vitreoretinal Minimamente Invasiva. Panama, Rep. de Panama: Jaypee-Highlights Medical Publishers, Inc." 
    Alezzandrini A, Arevalo JF, Berrocal MH, Rodriguez FJ, Wu L
  • Editors: "Cirugia Vitreoretinal Minimamente Invasiva. Panama, Rep. de Panama: Jaypee-Highlights Medical Publishers, Inc." 
    Alezzandrini A, Arevalo JF, Berrocal MH, Rodriguez FJ, Wu L
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations