William Townsend-Picó, MD
Dr. Townsend Pico received a Bachelors degree from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He then graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. He subsequently completed his Ophthalmology Residency at the prestigious UCLA/ Jules Stein Eye Institute in Los Angeles, California. He then went on to complete two Fellowships in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina, Macula, and Vitreous. The first Retina Fellowship was at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio under Drs. Hilel Lewis and Robert Foster and the second Fellowship was at the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, Michigan under Dr. Gary Abrams and Dean Eliott.
Dr. Townsend Pico has approximately 25 years of experience in Retina and focuses on the treatment and Surgery for Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachments, Macular Holes/Puckers and Eye Trauma. He is the sole Retina specialist in Puerto Rico caring for trauma patients at the Corporacion del Fondo Del Seguro Del Estado ( Workers Comp). He has authored several scientific papers and retinal book chapters.
Dr. Townsend Pico is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has since been Re-Certified twice. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, and the Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Oftalmologia.
He is an avid tennis player and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and cooking. His four favorite locations in the world are: Puerto Rico, Anguilla, Japan, and Italy.