Heroes of Orbis: Dr. Andrea Molinari M.D.

Say hello to Dr. Andrea Molinari, an ophthalmologist who practices in Quito! Dr. Molinari is no stranger to eye care, beginning her practice in 1987. She is now Director of Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Fundacion Metrofraternidad, and an Associate Professor at Univ. Central del Ecuador and Univ. Pontificia del Ecuador.

Since meeting Dr. Gene Helveston, the creator of Cybersight, in the early 2000's, Dr. Molinari has participated in numerous Flying Eye Hospital, Hospital Based Training, and Cybersight programs.

Dr. Molinari began her globetrotting medical career with a residency in Argentina that was completed in Hamburg, Germany. When she returned to Argentina, Dr. Molinari and her husband, also an ophthalmologist, decided to move to Ecuador, seeking adventure and experience.

"When I came here, Ecuador was a much more undeveloped country compared to Argentina at that time so the ophthalmologist here were all general ophthalmologists; there were no subspecialties. My husband, he was also an ophthalmologist. He went to Argentina to do his residency program and then we decided to come to Ecuador since it was more adventurous; there were not many ophthalmologists here and we thought that we had a better perspective in Ecuador than Argentina."

Gallery: Dr. Molinari during various Orbis programs


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