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Gonzalo A. Ortiz, M.D


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Dr. Gonzalo A. Ortiz is a distinguished ophthalmologist at Magruder Eye Institute in Orlando, FL, known for his commitment to providing exceptional eye care to patients across the region. With an unwavering dedication to the field of ophthalmology and a passion for improving vision and eye health, Dr. Ortiz has earned a reputation as a trusted and compassionate physician. With an unwavering dedication to the field of ophthalmology and a passion for improving vision and eye health, Dr. Ortiz has earned a reputation as a trusted and compassionate physician.

Dr. Ortiz’s journey to becoming a top-notch ophthalmologist is impressive. He laid the foundation of his medical career with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, accompanied by a Minor in Chemistry, at Florida State University, earning the distinction of Cum Laude. He then pursued a Master of Science in Medical Sciences at the University of South Florida before achieving his Doctor of Medicine degree at the esteemed University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.

With a passion for knowledge and a commitment to excellence, Dr. Ortiz completed his Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida, where he also served as Chief Resident. His experience as Chief Resident speaks volumes about his leadership and dedication to the field.

His pursuit of knowledge didn’t stop there. Dr. Ortiz embarked on a two-year Vitreoretinal Surgical Fellowship at The Foundation For Retinal Research in Metairie, LA. This specialized training equips him with the expertise to handle complex retinal issues with precision and care.

Dr. Ortiz is Board Eligible in Ophthalmology and is on track to attain full Board certification by 2024, setting the gold standard for excellence in the field. He holds certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) to ensure the safety and well-being of his patients.

In addition, Dr. Ortiz has successfully completed the United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 1, 2 (CK and CS), and 3, demonstrating his commitment to staying at the forefront of medical knowledge.

Dr. Ortiz’s impact extends beyond the operating room. As Chief Resident at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of South Florida, he led by example and inspired his peers. His role on the Residency Advisory Committee reflects his commitment to representing the interests of residents and fellows, ensuring the highest standards of education and care.

Dr. Ortiz’s contributions to ophthalmic research are also significant. He has participated in manuscript peer-review experiences for prestigious journals, strengthening the foundation of knowledge in the field. His presentations and publications showcase his commitment to advancing our understanding of eye health.

Dr. Ortiz is actively involved in clinical research, including his role as a Sub-Investigator in the Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. OAKS study, which helped bring to market the first FDA approved medicine for Dry Macular Degeneration. His dedication to research ensures that he brings the latest advancements and treatments to his patients.

As part of his ongoing commitment to professional development, Dr. Ortiz actively participates in continuing medical education programs and has received recognition for his research excellence and academic achievements. He is committed to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in eye care.

Dr. Ortiz believes in giving back to the community. He has volunteered his expertise in various healthcare clinics, participated in international medical missions, and provided support to families in underserved communities. His commitment to community well-being is as strong as his commitment to clinical excellence.

Dr. Ortiz is a proud member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the American Medical Association. These memberships reflect his dedication to staying at the forefront of ophthalmology and his commitment to delivering the highest level of care to his patients.

Dr. Gonzalo A. Ortiz is an accomplished ophthalmologist with a deep-rooted commitment to providing exceptional eye care. His impressive educational background, professional experience, and unwavering dedication to patient well-being make him an invaluable member of the Magruder Eye Institute team. Dr. Ortiz’s mission is to continue improving the vision and lives of his patients, one eye at a time.