Robert Melendez, MD, MBA

Robert Melendez, MD, MBA

Ophthalmology in Albuquerque, NM

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Speaks English and Spanish


 (505) 355-2020

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Office Hours

Monday:
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday:
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday:
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday:
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday:
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed
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About Dr. Melendez


Dr. Robert Melendez, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in New Mexico.

He offers the full range of Corrective Eye Surgery:
LASIK, PRK< RLE, ICL
Laser Cataract Surgery with Custom Lens Implants

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Services Offered



Cataract surgery
General / Comprehensive ophthalmology

Qualifications and Experience



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Education & Training

Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Flight Surgeon, Aerospace Medicine, Flight Surgeon Training, 2015 - 2016

University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management
MBA, Business, Young Alumni Award, 2006 - 2008

University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management.
MBA, 2006 - 2008

University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio
Residency, Ophthalmology, 2001 - 2004

University of New Mexico
Internship, Internal Medicine, 2000 - 2001

University of New Mexico
Class of 2000, MD

University of New Mexico
MSc, Biomedical Sciences, 1994 - 1996

University of New Mexico
B.S., Biochemistry, 1991 - 1994

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Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology

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Medical Licenses

NM State Medical License
2000 - 2021

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Hospital Affiliations

Presbyterian Hospital
Current Affiliation
Albuquerque, NM

University of New Mexico
Current Affiliation
Albuquerque, NM

Lovelace Medical Center
Current Affiliation
Albuquerque, NM

Kindred Hospital-Albuquerque
Former Affiliation
Albuquerque, NM

Eye Associates of New Mexico, Ltd
Former Affiliation
Albuquerque, NM

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Awards

Flight Surgeon, Lt Col
USAF/NMANG, 2014-2020

UNM Zia Award
University of New Mexico Alumni Association, 2018

Who's Who in America

Senior Achievement Award
American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2017

Secretariat Award
American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2011, 2017

Named to America's Top Ophthalmologists
2010-2017

CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification
NextGen Ambulatory EHR, NextGen Healthcare, 2012

Distinguished Alumni Award
University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 2010

Achievement Award
American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2010

Inducted Young Alumni Hall of Fame
Anderson School of Management, 2010

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Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology - AAO
Fellow

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons - ASCRS
Member

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Publications



PubMed

Perceptions of recent ophthalmology residency graduates regarding preparation for practice.
Ophthalmology
McDonnell, P.J., Kirwan, T.J., Brinton, G.S., Golnik, K.C., Melendez, R.F., Parke, D.W., Renucci, A., Smith, J.H., Smith, R.E.
2007 Feb
26 citations

Retinal function assessed by ERG before and after induction of ocular aspergillosis and treatment by the anti-fungal, micafungin, in rabbits.
Documenta ophthalmologica. Advances in ophthalmology
Harrison, J. M., Glickman, R. D., Ballentine, C. S., Trigo, Y., Pena, M. A., Kurian, P., Najvar, L. K., Kumar, N., Patel, A. H., Sponsel, W. E., Graybill, J. R., Lloyd, W. C., Miller, M. M., Paris, G., Trujillo, F., Miller, A., Melendez, R. F.
10/27/2005
9 citations

Photodynamic actions of indocyanine green and trypan blue on human lens epithelial cells in vitro.
Am J Ophthalmol
Melendez, R.F., Kumar, N., Maswadi, S.M., Zaslow, K., Glickmank, R.D.
2005 Jul
14 citations

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Journal Article

Perceptions of recent ophthalmology residency graduates regarding preparation for practice.
Ophthalmology
McDonnell PJ, Kirwan TJ, Brinton GS, Golnik KC, Melendez RF, Parke DW 2nd, Renucci A, Smith JH, Smith RE
2/1/2007

Photodynamic Actions of Indocyanine Green and Trypan Blue on Human Lens Epithelial and Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells.
American Journal of Ophthalmology
R.F. Melendez, N. Kumar, S. Maswadi, K. Zaslow, and R.D. Glickman
1/1/2005

Isolated Herpes Simplex Keratoconjunctivitis in a Neonate Born by Cesarean Delivery
Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
M. Gallardo, D. Johnson, J. Gaviria, L. Nguyen, R. Melendez, D. Connor, D. Conrad
1/1/2005

Lecture

Harnessing the Power of Social Media for the Ophthalmologist
10/1/2010
American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting

Using the iPhone/iPad to improve clinical efficiency for the ophthalmologist.
10/1/2010
American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting

Incorporating Premium IOLs for the Young Cataract Surgeon. Breakfast with Experts session.
10/1/2010
American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting

Book Chapter

Ophthalmology Buzzwords
ROBERT F. Melendez

Other

Pearls of Wisdom for the Young Ophthalmologist. Building your Practice and your Reputation.
Melendez, R.F.
3/1/2006

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