Emilio A. Torres-Netto MD PhD is a cornea, cataract and refractive surgeon who has educated in renowned centers* in the United States of America, Brazil, France and Switzerland. He is currently engaged in the development of new and innovative therapeutic approaches for keratoconus, crosslinking and refractive surgeries at the ELZA Institute and the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
*Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA; Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Medical Faculty Santa Casa Sao Paulo, Brazil; Fondation Ophtalmologique Adolphe de Rothschild, Paris, France; University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland; University of Zurich, Switzerland; University of Geneva, Switzerland; and ELZA Institute, Switzerland.
His ophthalmology training was completed in 2013. The surgical subspecialties of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery were concluded in 2016, when he then proceeded to accomplish a refractive surgery observer fellowship at the Fondation Ophtalmologique Adolphe de Rothschild in Paris, France. Since 2016, he has been studying and working in Zurich, Switzerland, and in 2021 completed his doctorate in sciences, his PhD, entitled “Keratoconus, Cross-linking and modulating factors of corneal biomechanics”.
Assistant physician at the ELZA Institute, Zurich, Switzerland. Senior Researcher in Corneal and Refractive Surgery at the Center for Applied Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine (CABMM) at the University of Zurich. Doctoral student in Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva.
Dr. Dr. Torres has published 9 book chapters, 38 peer-reviewed journal publications, 39 publications in trade and media magazines. He has given numerous interviews at conferences and on television, and has given presentations in more than 200 national and international congresses. He is a reviewer for multiple international peer-reviewed journals, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery Case Reports and Oftalmologia em Foco, and named International Member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, affiliated to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Dr. Torres has received 15 Prizes and Awards from the largest societies of Ophthalmology. Unanimously chosen in 2018 as the first World Winner of the International Council of Ophthalmology Award for his work in corneal biomechanics, keratoconus and cross-linking. In 2022, hewas awarded the Jose Barraquer Medal in recognition of his contribution in the cornea and refractive surgery field by the Brazilian Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (BRASCRS).
Dr. Torres speaks German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and English.