Efren M Gonzalez, MD

Efren M Gonzalez, MD

Contact information

  • Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
    300 Longwood Ave, Ophthalmology Dept., Boston, MA 02115
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Pediatric Oncologist

Education and Fellowships

Medical school
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, México
Valley Retina Institute, McAllen, TX
University of Toronto, ON, Canada
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Current Positions

Director, Ocular Oncology Service, Boston Children's Hospital, Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School


Dr. Jose Efren Gonzalez Monroy is an adult and pediatric ocular oncologist, adult and pediatric vitreoretinal surgeon, and pediatric ophthalmologist and strabismus surgeon. He is the Director of the Ocular Oncology Service at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez treats various oncological and retinal conditions, including intraocular tumors such as retinoblastoma, choroidal melanoma, ocular lymphoma, and tumors of the lids, eye surface, iris, ciliary body, retina, and orbit. As a retinal specialist, he treats retinopathy of prematurity, familial exudative vitreoretinopathy, Norrie disease, Coats’ disease, Von Hippel Lindau syndrome, persistent fetal vasculature, congenital retinoschisis, traumatic macular hole, open globe injuries, and all forms of retinal detachment.

Dr. Gonzalez received his MD with honors from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He completed two ophthalmology residency programs, three clinical fellowships (in Ocular Oncology, Vitreoretinal Surgery, and Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus), and two research fellowships. He has two academic appointments: Instructor in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. and Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

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