Camila Ventura
Dr. Camila Ventura
Ophthalmologist, Altino Ventura Foundation and HOPE Eye Hospital
YPL Nomination 2017
Biography
- Brazilian ophthalmologist Camila Ventura is dedicated to understanding and fighting Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS). Her major contributions to science began during the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil in 2015, when she first reported the ocular findings of three babies affected by the Zika virus during pregnancy. Ever since, Camila’s research has been featured in 26 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters, and she has spoken at numerous international conferences, as well as CDC, NIH, and WHO. Camila is currently collaborating with the National Eye Institute (NEI) and NIH on prospective studies addressing the ophthalmological aspects of CZS. - Camila holds a diploma in MD from the Severino Sombra University (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and a PhD diploma from the Federal University of São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil). · Camila lives in Recife, located in the Northeast of Brazil. In her free time she enjoys the beach, nautical activities, and spending time with her family.
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