Top row: Drs. Eduardo C. Alfonso, Hilda Capo, Janet L. Davis, Kendall E. Donaldson, Harry W. Flynn, Jr.

Bottom row: Anat Galor, Ranya Habash, Carol L. Karp, Philip J. Rosenfeld, Sonia H. Yoo


Ten Bascom Palmer doctors named to Power List 2023

April 18, 2023 –  Ten highly esteemed ophthalmologists of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute were selected for The Ophthalmologist Power List 2023, which honors the world’s 100 most influential people in the field of ophthalmology. Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., Hilda Capo, M.D., Janet L. Davis, M.D., M.A., Kendall E. Donaldson, M.D., M.S., Harry W. Flynn Jr., M.D., Anat Galor, M.D., Ranya Habash, M.D., Carol L. Karp, M.D., Philip J. Rosenfeld, M.D., Ph.D., and Sonia H. Yoo, M.D. were named to the Power List as published in The Ophthalmologist magazine.

“We are thrilled that multiple faculty members of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute have once again been recognized for their expertise and included amongst the world’s 100 most influential people in the field of ophthalmology,” said Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., the Kathleen and Stanley J. Glaser Chair in Ophthalmology and Director of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Health System.  “We applaud these outstanding doctors for their integrity, inspiration, leadership, and commitment to patients and physicians worldwide.”

 Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert on ocular infectious diseases and recognized globally as a leader in health care administration.  Alfonso has been director and chair of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute since 2007.  Each year under his leadership, the Institute has been ranked the number one eye hospital in the United States.  Alfonso, holder of the Kathleen and Stanley J. Glaser Chair in Ophthalmology, was named to the Ophthalmologist Power Lists 2014, 2016, 2018, 2022, 2023.

Holder of the John T. Flynn Chair in Ophthalmology, Hilda Capo, M.D., is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus.  She is world-renowned for her expertise in strabismus and adjustable sutures and a pioneer in identifying the anesthetic agent’s role in onset of double vision after cataract surgery.  She has trained more than 175 residents and fellows, reaffirming her abilities as an academician, educator and surgeon. Capo was named to the Power Lists 2021, 2023.

Janet L. Davis, M.D., M.A., is an internationally recognized expert in uveitis as well as a medical retina and vitreoretinal specialist.  Holder of the Leach Chair in Ophthalmology, her expertise includes infectious and inflammatory diseases of the eye.  For the last six years, she has led the Bascom Palmer surgical team that has performed more than 100 subretinal gene therapy procedures for inherited retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and choroideremia.  Davis was named to the Power Lists 2021, 2023.

Kendall E. Donaldson, M.D., M.S., is a cornea specialist whose primary research interests are in the areas of advancement in cataract surgery, and in particular, laser-assisted cataract surgery, as well as severe ocular surface disease.  Each year, she presents more than 100 lectures at the local, national and international level, and has authored a variety of peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed articles and book chapters. She was named to the Power Lists 2021, 2022, 2023.

A specialist in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina and the vitreous, Harry W. Flynn Jr., M.D., has a long and distinguished career in academic medicine through a combination of teaching, research, and patient care.  He has been involved in the training of more than 600 residents, fellows, and visiting physicians over the past 40 years.  Flynn, the J. Donald M. Gass Chair in Ophthalmology, was named to the Power Lists 2018, 2022, 2023.

 Anat Galor, M.D., M.S.P.H., is an expert on ocular surface pain and dry eye, and its relationship with neuropathic ocular pain.  She is also an expert in the epidemiology and treatment of persistent pain after LASIK. Galor has evaluated the efficacy of several therapies in the treatment of neuropathic ocular pain and has focused on how ocular surface symptoms affect quality of life.  Galor was recognized in the Power Lists 2021, 2022, 2023

Voluntary assistant professor of ophthalmology, Ranya Habash, M.D., is a refractive cataract surgeon and comprehensive ophthalmologist with a unique background in the clinical, technical, and business sides of medicine.  As the former medical director of technology at Bascom Palmer, she instituted Bascom Palmer’s successful telemedicine program at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic providing patients immediate access to Bascom Palmer’s ophthalmologists. She was named to the Power Lists 2017, 2021, 2022, 2023.

Carol L. Karp, M.D., holder of the Richard K. Forster Chair in Ophthalmology, and the Dr. Ronald and Alicia Lepke Endowed Professorship in Corneal and External Diseases, is an expert in the management of ocular surface oncology and anterior segment surgery.  In the late 1990s, she pioneered the use of interferon for the treatment for ocular surface squamous neoplasia.  Her work has helped to change the standard of care of these lesions. Karp was named to the Power Lists 2019, 2021, 2023.

 Philip J. Rosenfeld, M.D., Ph.D., played a pivotal role in the development of anti-VEGF therapies for neovascular and exudative eye diseases, and revolutionized the treatment of these diseases.  By pioneering the use of intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab) therapy, his work has contributed to the prevention of blindness worldwide and saved billions of dollars in healthcare expenses. Rosenfeld has been recognized on the Power Lists 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023.

An expert in vision correction surgery, Sonia H. Yoo, M.D., is recognized as one of the world’s most skilled cornea, cataract and refractive surgeons, with exceptional experience and knowledge of the field. Associate medical director of Bascom Palmer and holder of the Greentree Hickman Chair in Ophthalmology, Yoo is interested in the development and evaluation of new diagnostic and surgical technologies, as well as laser applications. She was also named to the Power List 2018, 2021, 2023.

 About Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, is ranked the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report, an honor it has received for the 21h time. In addition to its international reputation as one of the premier providers of eye care in the world, Bascom Palmer is the largest ophthalmic care, research, and educational facility in the southeastern United States.  Each year, more than 285,000 patients with nearly every ophthalmic condition are treated, and more than 19,000 surgeries are performed. With five patient care facilities in Florida (Miami, Palm Beach Gardens, Naples, Plantation, and Coral Gables), the Institute serves as the Department of Ophthalmology for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and is directed by Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D. Bascom Palmer faculty members also staff the Miami and West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Jackson Memorial Hospital and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. For information on Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, contact Natali Latorre at or visit