Liliana Werner, MD, PhD

Research Interests

  • Intraocular Lenses
  • Pathology and complications of intraocular lenses
  • Surface modified intraocular lenses

Languages

  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Professor

Academic Office Information

  • John A. Moran Eye Center
    Ophthalmology
    65 N Mario Capecchi
    Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Research Statement

Liliana Werner, MD, PhD, is a Tenured Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Co-Director of the Intermountain Ocular Research Center at the John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah. She has an MD/Ophthalmology degree from Brazil and a PhD degree (Biomaterials) from France (Université Paris V, René Descartes). She is the 2003 Research to Prevent Blindness Olga Keith Wiess Scholar awardee, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JCRS), member of the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club, member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the University of Utah, as well as chair of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). She is also a former Judge and Chief Judge of the ASCRS Film Festival and former member of the Cataract Subcommittee and the Ophthalmic News & Education Network (O.N.E.) of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Dr. Werner’s research is centered on the interaction between ocular tissues and different intraocular lens (IOL) designs, materials, and surface modifications. These include IOLs implanted after cataract surgery, phakic lenses for refractive surgery, and ophthalmic implantable devices in general. She has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on the subject, co-edited three books, and received numerous awards in international meetings for scientific presentations, videos, and posters. She has also been a guest speaker in different international meetings in at least 20 countries. Also, Dr. Werner is a consultant for different companies manufacturing IOLs and other ocular biodevices, as well as a consultant for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Fellowship Medical University of South Carolina, Center for Research on Ocular Therapeutics and Biodevices
Ophthalmic Research
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of Paris V (René Descartes)
Ph.D.
Graduate Training University of Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)
Statistics Applied to the Medicine & Medical Biology
Fellowship University of Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)
Attestation de Formation Spécialisée Approfondie - AFSA
Fellow
Fellowship University of Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)
Assistant-Étranger
Fellow
Residency Eye Clinic of Felício Rocho Hospital
Ophthalmology
Resident
Professional Medical Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Medicine
M.D.

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Doctoral Training University of Paris V (René Descartes)
Ph.D. France
Graduate Training University of Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)
Statistics Applied to the Medicine & Medical Biology
France
Fellowship University of Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)
Attestation de Formation Spécialisée Approfondie - AFSA
Fellow France
Fellowship University of Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)
Assistant-Étranger
Fellow France
Residency Eye Clinic of Felício Rocho Hospital
Ophthalmology
Resident Brazil
Professional Medical Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Medicine
M.D. Brazil

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