Rubens Belfort Jr.


Rubens Belfort Jr.

Prof. Rubens Belfort Jr. MD, PhD (Immunology), MBA

Professor Ophthalmology, Escola Paulista de Medicina (Hospital São Paulo, Universidade Federal de São Paulo)

President  National Academy of Medicine  Brazil

President Vision Institute


Fellow:Proctor Foundation/ Univ California,San Francisco  

The National Eye Institute, NIH Visiting Scientist

Doctor Medicine (Ophthalmology), Doctor Sciences (PhD Immunology) and MBA


National Academy of Medicine (Brasil)

Academia Ophthalmologica Internacionalis

Brazilian Academy of Sciences

Brazilian Academy of Pharmacy

International Uveitis Study Group

Brazilian Academy of Ophthalmology 


Jackson Memorial Lecture

American Journal of Ophthalmology Lecture

Pan American Association of Ophthalmology Lecture

The Mourad Khalil Lecture

Gradle Lecture

Conselho Brasileiro de Oftalmologia Lecture

Brazilian Medal of Scientific Merit, President of Brazil

Senior Achievement Award Certificate,  American Academy of Ophthalmology

Chico Mendes Award

Jabuti Award

Scopus, Elsevier/Capes( Ministerio da Educação) Award

O’Connor/ Schlaegel Gold Medal

Pan-American Medal for Distinguished Services

Jose Anchieta Medal

Gradle Medal for Teaching

Società Oftalmologica Italiana Honorary Award

One of the One hundred more influents persons in Brazilian Health (2013)

One of the hundred most influential people in Brazil (2014)


Doutor honoris causa, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru

Doutor honoris causa, Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública

Doutor honoris causa, Universidad Nacional do Paraguay

Doutor honoris causa, Universidade Federal do Paraná – UFPR


President SPDM (Sao Paulo Society for the Development of Medicine)

President  Panamerican Association of Ophthalmology       

President  World Ophthalmology Congress

Chair Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation

President  Pan American Congress of Ophthalmology

President  Brazilian Congress  of Ophthalmology

President World Uveitis Symposium

Editor Brazilian Archives Ophthalmology

Member International Council of Ophthalmology

Director of Communication, International Council of Ophthalmology

President, Brazilian Congress of Prevention of Blindness

Chairman Educational Committee Braz Council of Ophthalmology

Publications, Conferences and Congresses

More than 1,000 peer-reviewed articles

Over 150 review article and book chapters, different languages.

Edited and co-authored 15 Ophthalmological Books in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Conferences, Lectures and Talks in 31 countries.