Dr. Juan Carlos Serna-Ojeda received his medical degree from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, were he graduated with honors and participated as the President of the Student Society of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology training at the Instituto de Oftalmología Conde de Valenciana in Mexico City where he served as Chief Resident, and then a Cornea and Refractive Surgery fellowship in the same Institute. He traveled to Hyderabad, India, and completed an International Council of Ophthalmology fellowship in Ocular Surface in LV Prasad Eye Institute.
He obtained his Master of Science degree at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), working with markers in limbal stem cell transplantation. He has authored several chapters and more than 30 scientific publications in international journals including American Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Acta Ophthalmologica and Cornea, and in journals from his country including Gaceta Médica de México, Cirugía y Cirujanos and Revista Mexicana de Oftalmología.
He is the first author in the papers with the world largest series of pediatric patients with herpes simplex virus disease of the anterior segment and with pediatric penetrating keratoplasty for the same disease. He has authored and co-authored multiple presentations as papers, posters or videos in national and international meetings. He has participated as a reviewer of diverse journals related to ophthalmology.
He has been awarded with the Tim & Judith Sear Scholarship by the Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation, a three-month International Council of Ophthalmology Fellowship award, and the Arno Habicht Award for Research Sciences in the Pan-American Research Day 2016.
He is member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, International Society of Refractive Surgery, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Sociedad Mexicana de Oftalmología.
His current research interests include infectious keratitis, limbal stem cells, ocular surface diseases, refractive surgery and keratoconus treatment.