About David Almeida

BIO // David RP Almeida, MD MBA PhD, is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon. He completed an Honors Bachelor of Science (University of Toronto, Canada), PhD in Pharmaceutical Drug Research (University of Szeged, Hungary), MBA in healthcare management (The George Washington University, USA), Doctor of Medicine (MD) (Queen’s University, Canada), ophthalmology residency (Queen’s University, Canada) and a vitreoretinal diseases and surgery fellowship (University of Iowa, USA).

Dr. Almeida is part of Erie Retinal Surgery, a retina-only private practice with an esteemed reputation for excellence in Pennsylvania. Dr. Almeida and Erie Retinal Surgery diagnose and treat all medical and surgical conditions of the vitreous, retina and macula.


Dr. Almeida has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and over 150 national and international conference and keynote presentations. His research interests include proliferative vitreoretinopathy, infectious endophthalmitis, diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration and complex surgical techniques. He has received numerous awards from the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and is regularly recognized in Top Doctor Awards.

“Plan and execute; but above all – do it passionately — therein lies both your path and purpose.”

— Dr David Almeida

David’s best-selling book, Decision Diagnosis: Seven Antidotes to Decision Procrastination, blends the spheres of medicine, science, business, and leadership to present new concepts and strategies for successful management. His is cofounder of Citrus Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical design firm specializing in multi-pharmacophore research and development.


During his free time, David loves to travel with his wife Jasmine and his three children, Max, Leo & Paloma. David is also a competitive ultra marathon runner, former international squash player and an avid guitar player.

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Disclosures: Alcon, Allergan, Bayer, Citrus Therapeutics, Genentech, Novartis, Regeneron.


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Thank you Retina Today for featuring me in your 5 Questions segments! Check out the article here: Retina Today: 5Q With David R.P. Almeida, MD, MBA, PHD