Dr. Juan Carlos Silva

After training as a medical doctor, specialty in ophthalmology in Colombia, in preventive ophthalmology at the DANA Center, and in eye pathology at the Wilmer Institute in Baltimore USA, Dr. Silva has been working as the eye care regional Adviser for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Pan American Health Organization, regional office of the World Health Organization since 1991. In 2004 got a master’s degree in public health (MPH) at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr. Silva devotes most time doing program’s situation analysis and working closely with country teams in planning and developing eye care programs, he is author or coauthor in more than 50 publications in peer review journals.