Voluntary Professor of Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami School of Medicine
Dr. Ronald E. P. Frenkel is a Professor of Ophthalmology on the Voluntary Faculty at the world leading Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and is their only eye doctor on the Treasure Coast.
He currently serves as the Director of the East Florida Eye Institute in Stuart and has been rated a Top Doctor by U.S. News and World Report and Castle Connolly. Dr. Frenkel is the only Treasure Coast-based ophthalmologist to ever receive the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He was honored with an ophthalmology fellowship at Harvard Medical School in 1989 and is known for his expertise in the fields of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataract surgery.
His multi-expertise is evidenced by him being the only ophthalmologist in the U.S. to have his work presented this year at both the Retina Society and the American Glaucoma Society. He has been an instructor at the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery and is certified in laser cataract surgery as well.
Dr. Frenkel has spoken at over 100 medical meetings, published over 80 peers reviewed manuscripts/abstracts, and has been a Principal Investigator in numerous Clinical Trials that have brought wonderful new treatments to patients in the fields of Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, and post-cataract surgery.
His charity work includes giving eye exams through the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic, The Eye Care America Project, and working as a member of the Florida Reserve Medical Corp Network.
He mentors and trains eye doctors who serve as fellows in subspecialty retina and glaucoma at East Florida Eye Institute.