Ernesto I. Segal, M.D.
Ernesto I. Segal, M.D. was born in Caracas, Venezuela and is a magna cum laude graduate of the Central University of Venezuela School of Medicine. Following his internship at the University of Michigan – St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Dr. Segal was at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute doing a research fellowship in retinal electrophysiology and retinal dystrophies. He completed his ophthalmology residency program at the University of Texas-Galveston.
After his residency Dr. Segal completed a two-year fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Diseases and Surgery at the University of Texas-Hermann Eye Center in Houston.
After completing his training, Dr. Segal returned to Venezuela where he was in private practice and academics for seven years and became the Director of the Vitreo-Retinal Department of the Venezuelan Association of the Advancement of Ophthalmology. Since 2004 he joined Eye Associates of Boca Raton.
Dr. Segal is Board Certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the American Diabetes Association and a number of other specialty societies. He has been VP of the Palm Beach Ophthalmological Society. Currently, he is an Affiliate Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University- Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and a visiting professor at other universities abroad. He has published numerous articles in specialty journals, and written several book chapters and has been invited to lecture at several international meetings.
Away from the office, Dr. Segal has a passion for photography, he is a soccer and tennis fan, and enjoys outdoor activities such as jogging, bicycling and also working out and spinning.