Subscribe to Newsletter

David Almeida

The Power List 2017

David Almeida

Vitreoretinal surgeon, Vitreoretinal Surgery, PA, Minneapolis, MN, USA

A gifted vitreoretinal surgeon, holder of a PhD in Pharmaceutical Drug Research, and co-founder of Citrus Therapeutics and author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, Almeida’s professional interests (besides ophthalmology) include business innovation and ophthalmic and biomedical research. Almeida writes a weekly blog, the Sunday Surgical Scrub, which can be found on his website He is also a competitive squash player and says that in his spare time his favorite activity is spending time with his wife and three children.

A nominator said: “If I could invest in a young ophthalmologist that I anticipate will do amazing things during his career, Almeida is that type of individual. I first met him when he was in his fellowship, and I was amazed by his brilliance and his talent as a researcher. He’s since launched his own website, and earlier this year he published his first book, ‘Decision Diagnosis – Seven Antidotes to Decision Procrastination,’ which has already made me rethink how I make clinical decisions. I believe David is a perfect fit as a rising star within ophthalmology.”

Part of the Power List 2017

Top 50 rising stars

Thanks to the demographics of the developed world, the future of eyecare looks like it will be one of limited resources and rising patient burden.

So who will lead ophthalmology over the next few decades and shape its future? To find out, we asked you, our readers, to vote for ophthalmology’s Top 50 rising stars… and here they are.

Welcome to the 2017 Power List.

In 2018, The Ophthalmologist will be recognising the Top 100 pioneers and game-changers in the field of ophthalmology.

Go to The Power List 2017

Register to The Ophthalmologist

Register to access our FREE online portfolio, request the magazine in print and manage your preferences.

You will benefit from:
  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
  • Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Ophthalmologist magazine



The Ophthalmologist website is intended solely for the eyes of healthcare professionals. Please confirm below: