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Mithra O. Gonzalez, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 273-3937

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Dr. Mithra Gonzalez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is affiliated with Strong Memorial Hospital and has a secondary appointment in the Eastman Dental Institutes Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Gonzalez is a skilled surgeon committed to helping patients overcome debilitating conditions or recapture their self confidence. As an oculofacial specialist, he approaches each case understanding the important balance between preserving functional vision and achieving aesthetic goals. Dr. Gonzalez medically and surgically treats a variety of conditions related to orbital and facial trauma, disease and congenital anomalies.

Dr. Gonzalez graduated with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University and earned his medical degree at the University of Iowa where he was also a research assistant in the Department of Ophthalmology. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He continued his training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he completed an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery approved Fellowship. Dr. Gonzalez is board certified in ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.



  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


MD | University Of Iowa Roy J & Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2012
Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery at University of Colorado Hospital- GME

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2010
Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007
Internship at Iowa Methodist Medical Center

06/01/2005 - 05/15/2006
Fellowship at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

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2015 - Present
Sponsor: Flaum Eye Institute Alumni Council

University Honors, Virginia Commonwealth University

Undergraduate Research Grant, Virginia Commonwealth University

1998 - 2000
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, The Latino Scholars Program
Location: Virginia Commonwealth University

1998 - 2000
Psychology Honors Program, Virginia Commonwealth University

1998 - 2000
Psi Chi
Location: Virginia Commonwealth University

1997 - 1998
Commonwealth Award
Location: Virginia Commonwealth University

Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society

1996 - 2000
Dean's List, Virginia Commonwealth

1996 - 2000
University Honors Program, Virginia Commonwealth University

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Journal Articles

Wozniak RA, Gonzalez M, Aquavella JV. "Keratoprosthesis in Ectodermal Dysplasia." Cornea.. 2016 Jul; 35(7):1026-8.

Davies BW, Gonzalez MO, Vaughn RC, Allen GC, Durairaj VD. "Dacryocystitis As the Initial Presentation of Invasive Fungal Sinusitis in Immunocompromised Children." Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery.. 2016 32(4):e79-81.

Davies BW, Mollman RA, Gonzalez MO, Hink EM, Durairaj VD. "Biodegradable Fixation of the Orbital Rim After Lateral Orbitotomy." Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery.. 2015 31(4):287-9.