Zelia M. Correa, MD, PhD

Attending Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology

Ocular Oncology

Associate Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

Phone: 513-475-7300


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Ocular oncology; retinoblastoma and childhood ocular benign and malignant tumors


Ocular oncology; ophthalmic pathology


Dr. Correa has been recognized by her academic achievements and her volunteer service/leadership in the profession of ophthalmology. She has received an achievement award (2010) and the international ophthalmologist education award (2009) from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Additionally, She has been recognized by two Secretariat Awards also from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has been the youngest Guest of Honor at their National Meeting in 2009. Here in Cincinnati, she has received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education (University of Cincinnati College of Medicine) in 2011.

Education and Training

Undergraduate: Faculdade Riopretense de Filosofia Ciências e Letras, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil.

MD: Faculdade Medicina de Rio Preto, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil, 1989.

Residency: Ophthalmology, Faculdade de Medicina de Marília, Brazil, 1992.       

Certification: Ophthalmology, 1992.

Fellowship: Vitreoretinal surgery, Brazil, 1995.

Fellowship: Ocular oncology, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia,PA 1996.  

PhD: UNIFESP (Federal university of São Paulo, SP, Brazil), 2003.

Post-doctoral fellowships: Ophthalmic pathology, Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.

Ophthalmic pathology and translational research, McGill University-Montreal, QC, Canada, 2006.


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Mary Asbury Chair of Ophthalmic Pathology. Sept 2006 – Current.