Welcome Dr. Daniel Montenegro, Cornea Specialist: Joins CEEC Today!
Today is an exciting day because it is the first day of the new year of 2020, a very exciting year in the eye world! But it is also a VERY exciting day specifically here, at The Center for Excellence in Eye Care because we have a new member joining our all-star surgeon team.
Join us in welcoming, Dr. Daniel Montenegro, Corneal Specialist, to CEEC!
Daniel Montenegro, MD is a board-certified Ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical management of cataract as well as corneal and external diseases. Dr. Montenegro grew up in Venezuela and is fluent in both Spanish and English. He completed his college education at Barry University in Miami, FL and went on to complete 3 years of research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He completed his medical education and graduated with Summa cum laude honors at the Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico. He was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society for his academic achievements.
After medical school, he completed his Ophthalmology training at the Kresge Eye Institute (KEI) in Detroit, MI where he worked alongside some of the best Ophthalmologists in the country. He then went on to pursue a Cornea and External Diseases Fellowship at the prestigious Dean McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma City, OK.
Before joining the Center for Excellence in Eye Care, he was a faculty member at the Kresge Eye Institute and the John. D. Dingell VA Hospital. At these institutions, he served as a mentor for future generations of Ophthalmologists and provided care for our country’s Veterans. He directed a busy Cornea service providing medical and surgical care for complex corneal diseases including corneal dystrophies, corneal ectasias (i.e. keratoconus), corneal ulcers, corneal scars, ocular surface tumors, and dry eyes.
Dr. Montenegro performs full-thickness, partial thickness, and endothelial keratoplasty corneal transplants for a wide-range of diseases. He is also passionate and excited to perform suture-less cataract surgery. He understands how important eye surgery is for you and will take the time to discuss the latest intraocular lens (IOL) options and help you choose the lens implant that best fits your needs.
Dr. Montenegro chose Ophthalmology as his profession because he embraces the complexity of the eye and its relationship with your general health. Dr. Montenegro has numerous publications and received awards for Best Research in Anterior Segment during his residency. Dr. Montenegro is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).
During his free time, Dr. Montenegro enjoys reading, working out, and spending time with his wife Ana Carolina and two children, Daniel and Clara. We are extremely excited to have Dr. Montenegro join our team at the Center for Excellence in Eye Care!