Meet Our Providers \ Joaquin O. De Rojas, M.D.

Joaquin O. De Rojas, M.D.

Cornea, Laser Cataract & Refractive Surgeon

About Joaquin O. De Rojas, M.D.

Dr. De Rojas is a fellowship-trained cornea, cataract, and refractive surgeon. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston College, graduating Magna Cum Laude in the Honors Program, and then received his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his surgical internship and ophthalmology residency training at Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where he was Chief Surgical Resident, followed by a Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute.

Dr. De Rojas specializes in complex and femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery; refractive surgery with LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy, and the Visian ICL; modern corneal transplantation techniques including Descemet-stripping and Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK and DMEK); minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS); and ocular surface reconstruction.

Dr. De Rojas has extensive scientific research experience, authoring numerous peer-reviewed publications, chapters, reviews, editorials, and paper presentations. In addition, he has presented his research at national and international academic conferences and has received funding from the National Institute of Health. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.

In his spare time, Dr. De Rojas enjoys water sports, travel, outdoor activities, as well as drawing and designing medical devices. He and his wife Priya, also an ophthalmologist, are new to the area and are excited to experience all that Sarasota has to offer.

Foreign Languages:  Spanish (fluent), French (working knowledge)