Audina m. berrocal, md
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Medical Director of the Retinopathy of Prematurity Service at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Audina Berrocal, M.D. is currently Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Medical Director of the Retinopathy of Prematurity Service at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Berrocal originally earned a degree in political science at Princeton University before deciding to pursue ophthalmology, a field that her father, the first retinal specialist in Puerto Rico, and her elder sister excelled in. She earned her MD at Tufts University, completed an internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City, and did her residency in ophthalmology at Tufts University Medical School and a vitreoretinal and uveitis fellowship at Bascom Palmer, where she has remained since.Dr. Berrocal is one of few ophthalmologists in the country who are willing to work on pediatric patients, and many of hers are premature babies born with various retinal conditions whom she sees in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital. She also works with adult patients suffering with vitreoretinal conditions, often performing delicate surgery in order to treat them.