Doctor Romulo Albequerque

Romulo Albuquerque, M.D., Ph.D.

Vitreoretinal Surgery

Roanoke Office


Dr. Romulo Albuquerque is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specializes in retina services such as vitreoretinal medicine and surgery. After pursuing his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Pernambuco in Brazil in 2000, Albuquerque attended the University of Kentucky to complete his Doctorate of Physiology, Ophthalmology, and Visual Sciences in 2009. He then completed medical school, graduating with distinction in 2011.

Dr. Albuquerque completed both his surgery internship and ophthalmology residency at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, going on to complete a Vitreo-retinal Surgery Fellowship at Retina Associates of Kentucky.


Dr. Romulo Albuquerque grew up in Brazil. He planned to join his father’s dental practice after completing a master’s degree at the University of Kentucky’s Orofacial Pain Center. His involvement in clinical research introduced him to the field of ophthalmology in which he found his calling and went on to pursue M.D. and Ph.D. degrees focused on ocular research. He spent four years as a clinician-scientist faculty member at the University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Albuquerque specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. From his research and clinical work, he learned new approaches to treating retinal diseases. He brings cutting-edge knowledge in innovative procedures that can help restore vision and enhance the quality of people’s lives.

His approach to patient care is embodied in this statement:

“Being a retina surgeon is one of the most fulfilling parts of my life. I take a lot of pride in my job and the opportunities that it gives me to interact with patients at a very personal level.”

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