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Dr. Margarita Cardenas, MD

Pediatric / Strabismus Eye Doctor, Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Margarita Cardenas graduated from University Pontificia Bolivariana where she received her Doctor in Medicine degree and specialized in Comprehensive Ophthalmology. She completed a Postdoctoral research Fellow in Ophthalmology at the University of Oklahoma Dean McGee Eye institute and is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. She also gained a Headache Fellowship from University of South Florida, and specialized in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Cardenas is an active member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and she has been a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology since 2011.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Absolute Total Care
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Pediatric / Strabismus Eye Doctor

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Education and training

  • University of South Florida (Residency)
  • Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Facultad de Medicina, Fellowship in Ophthalmology
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
  • Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Facultad de Medicina, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Oklahoma University Health Medical Center (Fellowship)
  • Medical School - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Facultad de Medicina, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Awards and publications

  • Cardenas MR, Arango AM, Carrizosa J, Garcia JA, Lopez LF, Fernandez E, Fernandez Jl. Knowledge and Attitudes about Human Death on Medical Doctors from three Medicals Schools. Journal of Pontificia Bolivariana University. 1991 10: 15-17
  • Gilmour MA, Cardenas MR, Blaik MA, Bahr RJ, McGinnis JF. Evaluation of a comparative pathogenesis between Cancer-Associated Retinopathy in humans and Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome in dogs via diagnostic imaging and western blot analysis. Am J Vet Res 2006 May; 67 877-81
  • Medical Doctor's knowledge & Attitudes about Human Death (3 Medical Schools). V South American Scientists Meeting and Il Latin-American Scientist. Award First Prize in Medical Education, 1990
  • National Eye Institute. Grant Addendum. cancer Associated Retinopathy, 2002-2004

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1083806723

Office locations

Beraja Medical Institute

2550 SW 37th Avenue

Coral Gables, FL 33134

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Absolutely awful service! Do not waste your time here! Staff is extremely rude. The owners are good people but since they are not around this place is a dump.
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She’s the best very professional and very kindly
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The OPT technician did most of the examination as expected. The moment spent with the doctor was probably around 8 minutes. I felt that I didn’t have enough time with the doctor. Everyone in the office was very kind. OPT technician was excellent. I would recommend
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Staff are great, friendly, highly knowledge. Dr. Cardenas are super sweet, treat your issues with a highly knowledge of what she is doing and understand exactly where the problem is located. Highly recommend Beraja Institute for all eye needs.
Less than 6 months ago
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Para mí fue una experiencia exelente buena profesional y buena atención en la clínica
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Great doc! The staff that took the pic of the inside of my eye was not very patient with me! I felt really uncomfortable but the doctor was amazing
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