Edward W. Trudo, Jr., MD is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Storm Eye Institute. He specializes in Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery with extensive experience in cornea transplantation, laser vision correction, and cataract surgery.
Dr. Trudo graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed both his internship and residency in Ophthalmology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and a fellowship in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to his fellowship, he served as the Director of Ophthalmology Service at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia and as the Director of Ophthalmology at the U.S. Army Hospital, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. After completion of his fellowship training, Dr. Trudo was selected for the faculty of the Walter Reed Ophthalmology Residency Program and the Director of the Cornea and External Disease Section where he was one of the first army physicians to perform refractive surgery in 1998.
In 1999 he completed his initial military obligation and entered private practice. In 2007, he was called to active duty and selected to be the Director of Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgery at Keller Army Hospital, US Military Academy, West Point, New York. While at West Point, Dr. Trudo served as founding director for research on preventing ophthalmic infections as well as visual performance after refractive surgery for military tasks and elite athletes. Dr. Trudo was selected in 2011 for assignment to the new Joint Task Force CapMed as Director of the U.S. Army Refractive Eye Surgery and Research Center, Fort Belvoir and faculty of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda ophthalmology residency teaching program. He retired as a colonel from active duty in 2013 to join the Storm Eye Institute.
Dr. Trudo has a number of honors and awards including Distinguished Cadet, US Military Academy, the US Army Health Professions Scholarship, and the Best Paper of Session in 2011 for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the Society of Military Ophthalmologists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has served on several committees including the Congressional Joint Military Refractive Eye Surgery Experts Group, the US Military Academy Admissions Committee and the Keller Army Hospital Joint Commission Committee. Dr. Trudo has completed several Institutional Review Board research projects, publications, and book chapters.