Alberto Distefano, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Ophthalmology

MD, New York Medical College

Alberto Distefano, MD is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Boston University School of Medicine. Previously, he was a fellow in Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Yale School of Medicine, a fellow in Neuro-ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami, a resident in Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and an intern in Internal Medicine at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. He completed his medical degree at New York Medical College and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut Honors Scholar program and was inducted into two honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa and Mortarboard. He regularly lectures to house staff and residents/fellows in ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. Dr. Distefano's professional interests include all aspects of oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery and neuro-ophthalmology including: disorders of the orbit, lacrimal system, eyelids along with their surgical approaches, tumors of the eyelids and orbit, cosmetic surgery, optic nerve disorders, and central nervous system disorders affecting the vision or related structures.

2011 Alpha Omega Alpha: Inductee

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  1. Kaufman AR, Quillen K, Distefano AG, Sloan JM. Nonsecretory Recurrence of Multiple Myeloma Presenting as Sixth Nerve Palsy Secondary to Clival Plasmacytoma. J Neuroophthalmol. 2020 Mar 24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32235225
  2. Li E, Sinard J, Distefano A, Sohrab M. Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia with Clinical Presentation Concerning for Juvenile Temporal Arteritis. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2020 Jan; 6(1):25-30. PMID: 32002401
  3. Li E, Distefano A, Sohrab M. Periorbital oedema secondary to emactuzumab treated with topical 2.5% phenylephrine. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2019 08; 47(6):800-801. PMID: 30859687
  4. Li E, Distefano A, Sohrab M. Acute Sterile Canaliculitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jan/Feb; 35(1):e8-e9. PMID: 30407997
  5. Distefano AG, Lam BL. Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy in Pilots. Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2018 Nov 01; 89(11):1005-1007. PMID: 30352654
  6. Li E, Distefano A, Sinard J, Wong A, Pointdujour-Lim R. Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma Presenting as a Pseudo Veno-Lymphatic Malformation. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Sep/Oct; 34(5):e157-e160. PMID: 30080758
  7. Li E, Distefano A, Sohrab M. Necrotizing Orbital Cellulitis Secondary to Odontogenic Streptococcus constellatus. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Sep/Oct; 34(5):e160-e162. PMID: 30198981
  8. Distefano AG, Pasol J. Posterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy After Blepharoplasty. J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 Jun; 38(2):200-201. PMID: 29384801; DOI: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000636;
  9. Li E, Distefano A, Sohrab M. Thyroid Disorders (Raman PG, ed.). Thyroid Eye Disease. InTech. 2018.
  10. Giménez-Cassina A, Garcia-Haro L, Choi CS, Osundiji MA, Lane EA, Huang H, Yildirim MA, Szlyk B, Fisher JK, Polak K, Patton E, Wiwczar J, Godes M, Lee DH, Robertson K, Kim S, Kulkarni A, Distefano A, Samuel V, Cline G, Kim YB, Shulman GI, Danial NN. Regulation of hepatic energy metabolism and gluconeogenesis by BAD. Cell Metab. 2014 Feb 04; 19(2):272-84. PMID: 24506868; DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2013.12.001;
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