As one of the few ophthalmologists in the world with ocular oncology, vitreoretinal surgery and pediatric ophthalmology training, I can provide comprehensive care for patients with retinal and eye cancer-related issues.

EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon , 2002 , Monterrey, Nuevo Leon , Mexico

Residency

  • Hospital Universitario , 2008 , Monterrey, Nuevo Leon , Mexico

Residency

  • Boston Medical Center , 2017 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Valley Retina Institute , 2010 , McAllen , TX

Fellowship

  • Princess Margaret Hospital / Hospital for Sick Kids / University of Toronto , 2011 , Toronto, Ontario , Canada

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2014 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

As one of the few ophthalmologists in the world with ocular oncology, vitreoretinal surgery and pediatric ophthalmology training, I can provide comprehensive care for patients with retinal and eye cancer-related issues.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Efren Gonzalez is a pediatric and adult vitreoretinal surgeon, pediatric and adult ocular oncologist, and pediatric ophthalmologist and strabismus surgeon. He is the Director of the Ocular Oncology Service at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez treats various oncological and retinal conditions, including intraocular tumors such as retinoblastoma, choroidal melanoma, ocular lymphoma, and tumors of the lids, eye surface, iris, ciliary body, retina, and orbit. As a retinal specialist, he treats retinopathy of prematurity, familial exudative vitreoretinopathy, Norrie disease, Coats' disease, Von Hippel Lindau syndrome, persistent fetal vasculature, congenital retinoschisis, traumatic macular hole, open globe injuries, and all forms of retinal detachment.

Dr. Gonzalez serves as an expert for the Department of Ophthalmology for Boston Children's Hospital Precision Medicine Service. For more information about the Precision Medicine Service please visit bostonchildrens.org/precisionmed.

Dr. Gonzalez received his MD with honors from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He completed two ophthalmology residency programs, three clinical fellowships (in Vitreoretinal Surgery, Ocular Oncology, and Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus), and two research fellowships.