About Dr. Rojas


  • About Dr. RojasDr. Julio Rojas -  Examination


    Julio R. Rojas, M.D., F.A.C.S., is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and licensed by the state of Pennsylvania to practice ophthalmology.
    Dr. Rojas is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the prestigious American College of Surgeons.

    He is also a member of the following institutions:
    • The World Medical Association
    • Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
    • Pan American Association
    • The American Medical Association
    • The Pennsylvania Medical Society
    • The Lehigh County Medical Society

  • Curriculum Vitae


    Date and place of birth: April 12, 1944; Peru: U.S. Citizen.

    Education:

    Undergraduate National University of Trujillo, Peru
    Medical School National University of Trujillo, Peru
    M.D. Degree: December 16, 1969
    Family Practice, Private in Lima, Peru: Jan 1970 - Feb 1971
    Fellowship: Ocular Pathology. Santo Toribio Hospital affiliated to Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru: Mar 1971 - Jun 1972
    Internship: Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia, affiliated to Medical College of Pennsylvania: July 1972 - June 1973
    Residency in Pathology. Episcopal Hospital, affiliated to Temple University, Philadelphia, PA: July 1973 - June 1975
    Residency in Ophthalmology. The Hahnemann Medical College & Hospital of Philadelphia, PA: July 1975 - October 1978
    Chief Residency in Ophthalmology. July 1977 - October 1978

    Certifications and Licensure:

    E.C.F.M.G Certificate No. 135 1337 Awarded on 9-16-1970
    Diplomate: American Board of Ophthalmology, 1982
    Fellow: American College of Surgeons, 1983
    Licensed: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State. Active. License Number: MD 035549L since 1974. Expiration Date: 12-31-2013

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  • Professional Societies
    Professional Societies


    • American Medical Association
    • Pennsylvania Medical Society
    • Lehigh County Medical Society
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology
    • College of Physicians of Peru
    • Interamerican College of Physicians and Surgeons
    • Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology
    • Pan American Association of Ophthalmology
    • Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmology
    • Peruvian American Medical Society
    • Surgical Eye Expeditions International
  • Testimonials
    Honors and Awards


    • Comendador - Highest Civil Awards by President of Peru. March 1990
    • Peruvian American Medical Society - First Humanitarian Award. August 1992
    • Past President Luzerne County Medical Society (Hazleton Branch) 1992
    • Melvin Jones Fellow - Highest Recognition Award given by Lions Club International 1993
    • Honor Diploma - Belen Hospital - Trujillo - Peru - Mission Trip. 1995
    • Honor Diploma - City Hall of Trujillo – Peru - Mission Trip. 1995

  • Hospital Affiliations


    • Hazleton General Hospital 1979-2000
    • Saint Joseph Hospital: 1979-2000
    • Westfield Hospital, Allentown, PA: Active since July 2007
    • The Surgical Specialty Center at Coordinated Health, Bethlehem, PA, active since November 2008
    • St Luke’s Hospital, Allentown campus and Bethlehem campus, active since April 2009
    • Center for Specialized Surgery, Bethlehem, PA. active since January 2012
    • Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, PA. active since July 2012
    Sacred Heart Hospital - Allentown PASt. Luke´s Hospital - Allentown PA

  • Publications


    1. Book: For your Eyes Only - Harrisburg Printing Press. 1995. 156 pages
    2. Book: Oftalmología General (Spanish textbook). Imprenta DESA. 1996, Lima - Peru. 270 pages
    3. The Surgical Treatment of Glaucoma, Thesis. 61 pages. National University of Trujillo, Peru 1969
    4. Ophthalmology Residencies in Peru. ARCH OFTAL NOR PERU 3:19-21, 1970
    5. Retrocorneal Membrane, ARCH OFTAL NOR PERU 4:69-77, 1971. Co-author
    6. Ocular Pathology Lab of Santo Toribio Hospital (Editorial) ARCH OFTAL NOR PERU 4:113-115, 1971
    7. Retinoblastoma: A Clinical and Histopathologic Study. ARCH OFTAL NOR PERU 4:116-125, 1971. Co-author
    8. Asteroid Bodies in the Anterior Chamber. ARCH OFTAL NOR PERU 4:145-147, 1971
    9. Keratomycosis: Medical and Surgical Treatment. REV PERUANA OFTAL 4:55-58, 1971. Co-author
    10. Epithelial Invasion of the Anterior Chamber. A Clinical and Histopathologic Study of Ten Cases. REV PERUANA OFTAL 4:59-65, 1971. Co-author
    11. Pterygium in Lima, Peru. Ann Ophthalmol 18:147-149, 1986
    12. Methylcellulose in Extracapsular Surgery with Intraocular Lenses Implantation. Ann Ophthalmol 21:389-391, 1989
    13. Childhood Blindness in Peru. Ann Ophthalm 22:423-425, 1990
    14. Phacoemulsification in Difficult and Challenging Cases. Book Review. Arch Ophthalmol 117: 851, 1999