Larry Ferdinand

Larry Ferdinand, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: MD-OPHTHALMOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-8787
Business Email: lferdinandjr@ufl.edu

About Larry Ferdinand

My name is Dr. Larry and I’m a board-certified ophthalmologist who has been practicing comprehensive ophthalmology for twelve years. I graduated cum laude from Xavier University of Louisiana with a major in biology pre-med in 2001. I went on to complete medical school at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., in 2007. After finishing ophthalmology residency at Howard University Hospital, I went into private practice in Southern Mississippi, providing eye care to an underserved working-class population for seven years. Afterwards, I worked as a full-time comprehensive ophthalmologist for Ochsner Medical Center in Covington, LA, for five years.

I specialize in cataract surgery and femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery along with glaucoma management with specialized laser treatments. I am a member of the American Medical Association, National Medical Association, Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

I am married to Tara Ferdinand and have a 7-year-old son, Larry III. I enjoy mentoring, community service and activities with my fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. My mission is to create comradery, diversity, inclusion and equity within the field of ophthalmology and surrounding medical community and also to leave a legacy of leadership and excellence.

Accomplishments

Departmental Award for Outstanding Performance in Sr. Elective in Ophthalmology
2007 · Howard University Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    American Board of Ophthalmology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology
Subspecialties
  • Cataract and Refractive Disease
Areas of Interest
  • Adult cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Vision problems

Publications

2011
Corneal graft rejection in African Americans at Howard University Hospital.
Saudi journal of ophthalmology : official journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society. 25(3):285-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.sjopt.2011.04.007. [PMID] 23960938.
2006
Methylation mediated silencing of TMS1/ASC gene in prostate cancer.
Molecular cancer. 5 [PMID] 16848908.
2004
Methylation of multiple genes in prostate cancer and the relationship with clinicopathological features of disease.
Oncology reports. 12(3):631-7 [PMID] 15289848.
2004
Polymorphisms in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene and prostate cancer risk.
International journal of oncology. 25(5):1465-71 [PMID] 15492840.

Education

Ophthalmology Resident
2011 · Howard University College of Medicine
Internship, Preliminary Medicine
2008 · Howard University College of Medicine
MD
2007 · Howard University College of Medicine
BS, Biology
2001 · Xavier University of Louisiana

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-8787
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Street:
6201 W NEWBERRY RD
GAINESVILLE FL 32605