Osvaldo Lopez, MD
Eye Surgeon in Chicago
Dr. Osvaldo I. Lopez is a graduate of Northwestern University where he earned both the Bachelor of Science and M.D. degrees. Following medical school he completed an internship at Northwestern’s Passavant Memorial Hospital. He then completed his specialty residency training in ophthalmology at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center where he also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Lopez pursued further specialty training, concentrating in diseases of the cornea at the renowned Texas Institute of Ophthalmology at Baylor University.
Dr. Lopez’s distinguished career as one of the nation’s leading corneal surgeons has seen him called upon to share his vast expertise through teaching and visiting professorships around the world. He is also known as an innovator, pioneering new surgical techniques and designing numerous devices used for eye surgery. Dr. Lopez remains at the forefront of corneal surgery as attested to by the fact that he was among the very first in Chicago to perform IntraLase LASIK surgery and is among the leaders nationally in the treatment of keratoconus through the use of corneal implants. Dr. Lopez’s extraordinary achievements as a physician and surgeon were formally recognized by the State of Illinois, which awarded him their highest honor, the Lincoln Medal for Medicine.
Dr. Lopez’s great efforts on behalf of humanitarian causes have been acknowledged by numerous nations and international organizations. He continues to this day to work tirelessly as hands on participant and organizer of medical missions to underdeveloped and impoverished countries throughout the world. Dr. Lopez served as a member of President Clinton’s Health Care Advisory Committee and served as an advisor on health policy to the Hispanic Caucus of the Congress of the United States. Dr. Lopez is on the faculty of the University of Illinois Medical School. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Lopez has served for more than two decades as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology of the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and is the senior founding partner of the Chicago Eye Institute.