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Salomon E. Melgen

Vitreo Retina Specialist

VidaVibrante.com Inc

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VidaVibrante.com Inc

347 Fifth Avenue Suite 1402-115

New York City, New York,10016

United States

Company Description

We provide valuable healthy living, fitness, nutrition, health conditions, natural health news and more health information for Latino consumers.VidaVibrante.com: Our Health. Our Lives. Our Culture. ...more

Background Information

Employment History

National Legal and Policy Center


Harvard University


Florida Health Care News Inc


Department of Justice

Chief Resident of the Ophthalmology Department

University of Missouri




The Tuscaloosa News


Talking Points Memo

Clinical Scientific Associate

Schepens Eye Research Institute


American Board of Eye Surgery


Harvard Companies, Inc.

Chief Fellow

American Academy of Ophthalmology


American Society of Retinal Specialists


Florida Society of Ophthalmology


The New America Alliance

Board Member

Vitreo Retinal Consultants Eye Center


American Academy


Schepens International Society


Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology


The Melgen Eye Center

Founder and Chief Ophthalmologist



GFS Corp

Board Member



Kravis Cultural Center

Board Member

Hispanic Cultural Arts Council

Board Member


American Board of Ophthalmology

medical degree

Pedro Henriquez Urena National University

medical degree

Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña

Web References(198 Total References)

Vida Vibrante 7 Latino Medical Leaders Who Made A Difference in 2012 - Vida Vibrante

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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. Beyond his 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. Dr. Melgen 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.


As we have expected for some time, Dr. Salomon Melgen was indicted today for Medicare fraud.
The dollar amounts of his alleged ripoff are staggering. From 2008 to 2013, Melgen billed Medicare $190 million and received $105 million. Posted in Culture of Corruption, Government Integrity Project, Harry Reid, indictment, Medicare fraud, Robert Menendez, Salomon Melgen


In 2012, Dr. Salomon Melgen of the Melgen Retina Eye Center received $20.83 million from Medicare.
On his website, Melgen, who has been practicing for more than two decades and graduated from a Dominican Republic university, claims to be the only Hispanic ophthalmologist in Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Martin counties. Dr. Salomon Melgen While this payout is large, it's still a small fraction of the approximately $77 billion in Medicare payments that more than 880,000 distinct health-care providers received in that year. Read More Sliver of Medicare doctors get big share of payouts Melgen's emergence as the federal health program's highest-paid physician comes amid a criminal investigation of Melgen's alleged excessive Medicare billing practices the Miami Herald reported. The paper added that Melgen is known to be a close friend of U.S. Sen. According to a New York Times report Wednesday, Melgen is viewed as a generous campaign contributor whose close relationship with Menendez has been scrutinized by federal prosecutors. In a statement to CNBC, Melgen's attorney, Kirk Ogrosky, denied claims that Melgen defrauded Medicare, adding that Melgen provided a substantial amount of free services and drugs to patients who couldn't pay. "At all times, Dr. Melgen billed in conformity with Medicare rules," Orgosky said. "While the amounts in the CMS data release appear large, the vast majority reflects the cost of drugs. The facts are that doctors receive 6 percent above what they pay for drugs, the amount billed by physicians is set by law, and drug companies set the price of drugs, not doctors." Melgen's office did not immediately return CNBC's request for comment.

Medical Malpractice Archives - Personal Injury Lawyer Gloria Seidule

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Gloria Law has recently signed several cases where it is alleged that intraocular injections of the drugs Lucentis and/or Avastin administered by Dr. Salomon Melgen, an ophthalmologist and retinal specialist practicing at Vitreo-Retinal Consultants of the Palm Beaches, Vitreo Retinal ... Continue reading →

Latino Rebels | Office of VOXXI Founder Who Has Ties to Senator Menendez Raided by FBI

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UPDATE January 31, 9:45 AM EST: Melgen's lawyer issued the following statement to the press: "The government has not informed Dr. Melgen what its concerns are.
However, we are confident that Dr. Melgen has acted appropriately at all times." UPDATE, January 30, 10:45 PM EST: NBC Latino reported that last month Senator Menendez reimbursed Salomon Melgen $58,000 for two private jet trips. This afternoon NBC News (via NBA Latino) reported that the office of eye doctor Salomon Melgen, a top fundraiser for New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez (D) and the chairman/founder of the Miami-based VOXXI news site, was raided last night by FBI agents. According to the NBC story, "FBI agents were seen carrying out boxes of materials" from Melgen's office. The story also confirmed that an investigation is occurring, but details about the investigation have not been shared. A recent story by the conservative site The Daily Caller reported the FBI had opened an inquiry regarding allegations that Menendez took repeated trips to the Dominican Republic with Melgen. The DC also published unconfirmed allegations that Melgen helped Menendez procure underage Dominican prostitutes. Dr. Melgen has been a friend and political supporter of Senator Menendez for many years. Senator Menendez has traveled on Dr. Melgen's plane on three occasions, all of which have been paid for and reported appropriately. The VOXXI site says that Melgen is "a national Hispanic leader, world-renowned ophthalmologist and retina specialist, philanthropist and a lifelong advocate for empowering Latinos to achieve the American Dream. We reached out to VOXXI late this morning for comment, and they indicated that they will share a statement from Melgen later this evening. Once we receive that statement, we will publish it. In addition, Newsday reported the following about Melgen: Melgen has an outstanding IRS lien of $11.1 million for taxes owed from 2006 to 2009, according to records filed with the Palm Beach County recorder's office. A previous IRS lien for $6.2 million was released in 2011. Despite those financial problems, Melgen and his family have contributed at least $357,000 to candidates and committees since 1998, according to Florida and federal campaign records. Of that, the Melgens have contributed about 9 percent to Menendez's federal campaigns. Melgen also owns a private CL-600 Challenger plane through one of his West Palm Beach-based companies, and frequently flies between South Florida and Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, where he is from. Tagged Bob Menendez scandal, Menendez Dominican scandal, Menendez scandal, Salomon Melgen, Voxxi, Voxxi founder

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