Daniela Ferrara, MD, PhD, FASRS

Daniela Ferrara, MD, PhD, FASRS

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Education and Training

Retinal fellowship
Research Fellowship, New York, New York, USA
Additional fellowship
Medical Retina Doctoral Fellowship, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
Ophthalmology residency
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Medical school
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil


Dr. Ferrara received her medical degree suma cum laude from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one of the most prestigious universities in South America. During medical school, she joined a research group from the Biophysics Institute and conducted laboratory research projects on macromolecular metabolism at the Health Sciences Center. She completed a surgical internship and ophthalmology residency at the same University, followed by a Master’s Degree in Ophthalmology conducting experimental research on electrophysiology of chromatic vision. Dr. Ferrara completed her training at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, achieving a PhD degree in Visual Sciences with her research on multimodal imaging on retinal dystrophy. Dr. Ferrara moved to the United States in 2006 to complete a research fellowship in Medical Retina at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital affiliated to New York University, and since then she has been working on multimodal imaging analysis for clinical trials on retinal diseases. Dr. Ferrara’s training and career are shaped to bring together basic research and clinical challenges.

Dr. Ferrara’s major research interests include imaging of the posterior segment of the eye, and multimodal imaging analysis on pathological conditions of the vitreous, retina and choroid. She is focused on dystrophic and degenerative diseases of the retina, and retinal vascular diseases. As Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Ferrara is currently involved with the Optical Coherence Tomography Team at the New England Eye Center, a multidisciplinary group that promotes the scientific contribution on a clinical setting between retina specialists and the Research Laboratory of Electronics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.