Dr. Salomon Melgen
Dr. Melgen, is an outstanding vitreo retina specialist and recognized expert in his field,who treats those who suffer from Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Detached Retinas, Torn Retinas, Flashes and Floaters, and other eye related diseases.
He is the founder of the Melgen Vitreo Retinal Eye Center in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie and Delray Beach, Florida.
Dr. Melgen is a renowned philanthropist and VOXXI chairman and co-founder, who made headlines in 2012 when he received a "Lifetime Honorary Member Award" from the Dominican Healthcare Association of Florida on the basis of his professional achievements, personal contribution to the Association and service to the community at large.
Soon after completing his training at Harvard University in 1986, Dr. Melgen, who was born and raised in Dominican Republic, and experienced first hand the struggles of being an immigrant, became the first surgeon to perform outpatient retina surgery in South Florida, and became a pioneer in laser therapy.
pioneering work in the medical field, Dr. Melgen
has been awarded four times as one of the United States' most compassionate doctors.
Because of his
personal experiences when he
arrived to the United States, and thanks to his
philanthropist heart, Dr. Melgen
has been restless in his
efforts to help the Hispanic community in the country, including important health issues affecting Latinos.
Most recently, Dr. Melgen
flew to his country of origin to offer his services to a civil engineer, Francina Hungria Hernandez, 28, who was shot in the face.
helped coordinate her
transfer to the Jackson Memorial Hospital's Bacon Palmer Eye Institute
in Miami, FL, and offered his
professional guidance to help save Hungria's left eye.
Dr. Melgen is an avid advocate for Hispanic rights and an important contributor to the improvement of Hispanic health in the country.