Alejandro Arboleda is a third-year medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM). He was born and raised in Miami, FL and is the son of Colombian parents. After earning his Bachelor and Master degrees in Biomedical Engineering, he decided to become a physician in order to more directly help patients and translate his ophthalmology research into the clinical setting. He has been committed to conducting research on novel treatments and technologies with his primary focus being the use of photodynamic antimicrobial therapy for the treatment of infectious keratitis. Alejandro has dedicated his effort towards numerous community service projects helping both local and international underserved communities. On an annual international mission trip, he organized an ophthalmology service that served over 500 patients in its first year and expects to see more this year.
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