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Joseph Trentacoste, M.D., re-elected FSO Secretary-Treasurer

ORLANDO – The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO), the preeminent professional association for medical and osteopathic doctors who specialize in vision care, re-elected Joseph Trentacoste, M.D., as secretary-treasurer at its Annual Meeting, Masters in Ophthalmology 2012, held June 22-24 in Orlando, FL.  This is the sixth year that Dr. Trentacoste has served as the FSO Secretary-Treasurer.

As FSO secretary-treasurer, Dr. Trentacoste will help lead the nonprofit association, which represents more than 500 medical doctors focused on protecting the medical and surgical specialty of ophthalmology. In addition to active participation in legislative advocacy and the dissemination of responsible information to physicians and patients throughout the state, the FSO also provides continuing medical education.

Dr. Trenacoste is a board-certified opthalmologist and has been practicing medicine in Florida since 1985. Dr. Trentacoste serves as Voluntary Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. He holds hospital appointments at Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami Veterans Hospital, and the Miami Lakes Surgery Center.  His research interests include laser vision correction and corneal refractive therapy.

Dr. Trentacoste has received numerous professional honors, including regular selection as one of the “Best Doctors in America,” and as a “Top Doctor in South Florida” by the New York Times. He also has received the Outstanding Young Ophthalmologist Leader Award for Florida and the Professor Teaching Award, which is given by Bascom Palmer resident physicians. Dr. Trentacoste has won several FSO awards including The Michael R. Redmond, MD Outstanding Young Ophthalmologist Leadership Award (1999) and the John R. Brayton, Jr., M.D. Leadership Award (2002).

He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Medical Degree from the Harvard University Medical School.  He completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at Yale University and his Ophthalmology Residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. 


The mission of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology is to promote and to protect the medical specialty of ophthalmology through active participation in legislative advocacy and through providing continuing medical education and the dissemination of responsible information to its members, physicians and to the citizens of Florida to ensure the delivery of the highest standard of eye care throughout the state of Florida. For more information, visit




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