For Central Florida Patients

Our Team of Doctors


Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Magna Cum Laude, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Academic Honor, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Internship St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Ophthalmology Residency Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey
Vitreo-Retinal Surgery Fellowship University of Rochester Medical Center - Flaum Eye Institute, Rochester, New York


Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners


New Developments in Giant Cell Arteritis: Larry Frohman, Aaron Wong, Kaliopy Matheos, Luis G. Leon-Alvarado, Helen V. Danesh-Meyer

Associations and Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

AdventHealth Altamonte Springs
Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital
Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center
Rinehart Surgery Center, Orlando Health Lake Mary

Honors and Awards

Ponce School of Medicine
Academic Honors – Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Obstetrics-Gynecology
AOA Nominations – Academic Years 2009 - 2011

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
Magna Cum Laude, BS/MD Honors Program
Honorable Recognition, Pontifical Catholic University Honors Program
Honor’s Scholarship, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
Dean’s List, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
Honorable Mention, Techno-Chem Olympics, Chemistry Contest

Research and Educational Experience

Dr. León-Alvarado holds numerous academic accolades and honorable distinctions, along with a wealth of expertise in clinical research pertaining to ophthalmology conditions and ocular immunology. His research experience spans from ARVO poster presentations, attending and presenting at the Foster Ocular Immunology Society Meeting, the Rutgers Resident Research Day, to the Pediatric Residency Program at Hospital Episcopal San Lucas Ponce, Puerto Rico.

About Luis Guillermo León-Alvarado, MD

Doctor León-Alvarado holds a Bachelors of Science and Magna Cum Laude from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, and earned his medical degree with Academic Honor from the Ponce School of Medicine. He completed an internship at the St. Lukes Memorial Hospital Ponce, Puerto Rico. Following residency training, Dr. León-Alvarado completed his vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, formerly UMDNJ, in Rochester, New York.

Doctor León-Alvarado joined Florida Retina Institute in December, 2023.


Dr. León-Alvarado enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, mountain biking, photography, and wildlife observations. Dr. León-Alvarado is fluent in English and Spanish.