Dr. Carrasquillo, MD
Onelys Carrasquillo, MD is a board-certified Ophthalmologist who was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Carrasquillo graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Molecular Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico, where she received the “Highest Average in Biology Major” and “Academic and Research Excellence” awards.
As an undergraduate student, she studied the effect of alcohol in alpha 249 transgenic mice with slow channel congenital myasthenic syndrome under the mentorship of Dr. Jose Lasalde at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus.
She was also a research assistant during the construction and characterization of a reporter-tagged poliovirus for in vitro and in vivo imaging at The Pennsylvania State University Summer Research Opportunity Program. During her years as an undergrad, she became a member of the Alpha Phi Omega community service fraternity.
Dr. Carrasquillo graduated from medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico. During her years as a medical student she helped the Ronald McDonald Foundation establish vision and audiology clinics which provided medical services to the underserved communities of Puerto Rico.
Dr. Carrasquillo then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus. By combining the two specialties, she aspires to integrate the fundamentals of systemic disease into the prompt diagnosis and management of ophthalmologic diseases.
During her free time, Dr. Carrasquillo likes to do yoga, go to the beach, and spend time with her family.