David Almeida
Full Name
Dr. David Almeida
Job Title
President & CEO
Erie Retina Research
Speaker Bio

David RP Almeida, MD MBA PhD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon. He is President and CEO of Erie Retina Research, a clinical research organization offering cutting-edge surgical and pharmaceutical ophthalmic research. He is also President and CEO of the Center for Advanced Surgical Exploration (CASEx) in Erie, Pennsylvania, Miami, Florida, Ahmedabad, India, and Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. Almeida earned an Honors Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, Canada, a PhD in Pharmaceutical Drug Research from the University of Szeged, Hungary, an MBA in healthcare management from The George Washington University, and completed medical school and his ophthalmology residency at Queen's University, Canada. Dr. Almeida furthered his education by completing a vitreoretinal disease and surgery fellowship at the University of Iowa. 

Dr. Almeida has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has spoken at more than 150 national and international conferences and keynote presentations. His research interests include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye diseases, complex surgical techniques, and practice management efficiency. He has received numerous awards from the American Society of Retina Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is regularly recognized in Top Doctor Awards. Dr. Almeida has served as principal investigator in over 60 clinical trials at Erie Retina Research, ranging from pre-clinical to phases one through four.

Dr. Almeida loves to travel with his wife, Jasmine, and their three children during his free time. He is also an ultramarathon runner and an avid guitar player and makes time for his many pursuits.