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Patricia Udaondo

The Power List 2017


Patricia Udaondo

Faculty member, Department of Ophthalmology, New University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain; Co-founder and Medical Director of the Aiken Clinic in Valencia

Author of over 70 PubMed-listed publications, Udaondo has received the highest honors (best CV) from the Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, where she specialized in ophthalmology. She’s undertaken rotations at La Paz University Hospital in Madrid and the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University in the past. Today, she’s a leading light in age-related retinal diseases, particularly DME, and she is a regular speaker at international congresses and symposia.

Outside of work, Udaondo loves sport; her next challenge is an Iron Man (half-distance triathlon) in Mallorca in May. She also likes animals: her pets include a parrot, a turtle, and a dog. She loves to live with – and for – music: she listens  to music whenever she’s performing surgery, training or just walking.

Here’s what a nominator had to say about her: “Bright, hard working, does a lot of research, and founded a big clinic that serves all of her area.”


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

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