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Everardo Hernandez-Quintela, M.D., M.Sc.

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  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Languages: English, French, Spanish


Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Cornea Transplant, Cornea/Anterior Segment Disease, Corneal Dystrophies, Corneal Ulcer, External Diseases of the Eye, Fuchs Dystrophy of the Cornea, Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy, Keratoconus, Laser Surgery, Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery more

Research Interests

Refractive Surgery; Keratoconus; Ocular Surface Disease; Development of Medical Devices and Confocal Microscopy more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5080
600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-583-2802
10753 Falls Road
Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, Pavilion II
Lutherville, MD 21093 map


Everardo Hernandez-Quintela, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.S. is an accomplished cataract and cornea surgeon at the Wilmer Eye Institute’s locations in Baltimore and Lutherville, Maryland. He specializes in both refractive surgery (LASIK and PRK) and corneal transplant. 

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dr. Hernandez Quintela was a professor of ophthalmology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México where he led the course on research methodology in ophthalmology and the advanced course on cornea and refractive surgery. He is the founder of the international chapter of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Mexico, known as Colegio Nacional de Investigación en Ciencias Visuales (MARVO).

Dr. Hernández-Quintela is a peer review editorial member of the Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Journal of Ophthalmology, and the International Journal of Ophthalmology, among other prestigious journals. He held a clinical academic position as head of cornea and refractive surgery services, and head of research at the Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en México Hospital in Mexico City, which is one of the largest eye hospitals in Latin America.

Dr. Hernández-Quintela began his career at Universidad La Salle and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City. He performed his residency training at the Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en México Hospital, in Mexico City, and completed his fellowships at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School in the United States with professor Dimitri Azar, and at the Hôtel Dieu Hospital, at Université Paris in France with Professor J.M. Legeais and Prof. Yves Pouliquen.Dr. Hernández-Quintela holds a Master in Science from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, School of Medicine. more


  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; La Salle University School of Medicine (1991)


  • Ophthalmology; Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (1993)


  • Ophthalmology; Asociacion para Evitar la Ceguera en Mexico (1995)
  • Ophthalmology; Universite paris VI Faculte de Medecine Broussai (1997)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Hernández-Quintela’s research interests include the design and validation of ophthalmic diagnostic devices, analysis on electrical signals of biological tissue, ocular surface disease diagnosis, and in-vivo confocal microscopy.

Activities & Honors


  • Honors, 7th National Resident Meeting, Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en México Mexico, 1992
  • First Place, Scientfic-Academic Award, Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en México, 1993
  • Chief Resident, Hospital “Dr. Luis Sánchez Bulnes”, Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en México., 1993
  • Miguel Aleman Valdés Award, Fundación Miguel Alemán, A.C., 1996
  • Asociacion para Evitar la Ceguera en México Award, Asociacion para Evitar la Ceguera en México I.A.P., 1996
  • Academic Excellence Award, Fundación UNAM, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1997
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2017
  • First Prize, MIT Hacking Medicine, 2019


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Pan American Association of Ophthalmology
  • Pan American Cornea Society
  • Mexican Society of Ophthalmology

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