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Diabetic Retinopathy: A Multi-Specialty Perspective

Hear from our prominent panel of experts as they discuss the importance and impact of four distinct specialties — Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Retina and Optometry — when diagnosing, treating and managing diabetic retinopathy.

Discussion topics include:

  • Developing a network for disease management
  • Insight into pathology and systemic treatment
  • Diagnostic modalities and their impact
  • Expectations for referrals and co-management
Fleites

Jorge Fleites, MD, FACP

Dr. Jorge Fleites graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine and currently serves as Associate Professor of Medicine / Volunteer Faculty at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Fleites is also a practicing partner at Fleites, Hiriart & Lopez MD, PL, an Internal Medicine private practice in Miami, FL.

Gonzalez

Marco A. Gonzalez, MD

Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and completed his Retinal Disease and Surgery Fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Gonzalez currenty practices in North Miami Beach, FL and is affiliated with Aventura Hospital & Medical Center and Larkin Community Hospital. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Retina Specialists.

Pandya

Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, FACP

Dr. Naushira Pandya graduated from the University of London, London Hospital Medical College and practices in Davie, FL specializing in Internal Medicine — Geriatrics, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Dr. Pandya is Professor and Chair, Department of Geriatrics, Nova Southeastern University and Project Director, Florida Coastal Geriatric Resources, Education, and Training Center, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Pandya is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

Shechtman

Diana Shechtman, OD, FAAO

Dr. Diana Shechtman was a full professor of optometry at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry for 18 years and served as the coordinator of the diabetes and macula service and the director of interdisciplinary education. Dr. Shechtman is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), as well as the Optometric Retinal Society (ORS). She is currently a professional consultant at Retina Specialists of Miami.