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

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 (such as thyroid eye disease), lacrimal system (tearing, tear duct blockage), eyelid surgery (cosmetic and reconstructive), tumors of the eyelids and orbit, cosmetic surgery (including Botox and fillers), optic nerve disorders, and central nervous system disorders affecting the vision or related structures.

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  1. Collett G, Haddad N, Peeler CE, Distefano AG. A Case of Recurrent Orbital Inflammation Secondary to Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia. J Neuroophthalmol. 2021 Sep 01; 41(3):e319-e321.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33109999
  2. Fridman G, Distefano A. Delayed-onset seesaw nystagmus following brain irradiation. Digit J Ophthalmol. 2021 Jun; 27(2):29-32. PMID: 34512208; PMCID: PMC8406641; DOI: 10.5693/djo.02.2020.12.002;
  3. Boal NS, Distefano AG, Christiansen SP, Laver NV. Unilateral Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy: Clinical Profile and Pathology. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2021 May-Aug; 12(2):386-391.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34054489; PMCID: PMC8136333; DOI: 10.1159/000516004;
  4. Kaufman AR, Quillen K, Distefano AG, Sloan JM. Nonsecretory Recurrence of Multiple Myeloma Presenting as Sixth Nerve Palsy Secondary to Clival Plasmacytoma. J Neuroophthalmol. 2021 03 01; 41(1):e77-e78.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32235225
  5. 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; PMCID: PMC6984143; DOI: 10.1159/000500361;
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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2011 Alpha Omega Alpha: Inductee
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