Dr. Gustave Alberti is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery with a focus on advanced technology lenses and laser-assisted cataract surgery. He has previously lived in Texas during his time in the Air Force, and returned to Texas after having spent 8 years as the highest volume cataract surgeon at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, in Boston, MA. He has successfully performed over ten thousand vision repairing surgeries to date.
Dr. Alberti earned his bachelor’s degree at Cornell University, and went on to graduate at the top of his medical school class at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. In 2006 Dr. Alberti was accepted into one of the country’s top ophthalmology programs at the USAF’s flagship hospital in San Antonio, TX. He was named chief resident, and later went on to become the Chief of Ophthalmology at MacDill AFB in Tampa, FL, where he served for 5 years. During his time in the Air Force he had the privilege of caring for many of the nation’s heroes, including pilots and special forces operators. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for “outstanding professional skills and leadership”, and continues to serve as a Lt. Col in the USAF reserves. Dr. Alberti has co-authored an ophthalmology textbook as well as several peer-reviewed articles, and has been invited to present at conferences nationally and internationally. He believes in treating every patient as he would a family member, and his biggest satisfaction comes from seeing the joy that sight restoration brings his patients.
Dr. Alberti, his wife Carla, and his two small children were happy to move back to Texas, a state he came to love when stationed at Lackland AFB.
When not working, Dr. Alberti enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, biking, skiing, and participating in humanitarian missions. He is fluent in Portuguese and conversational in Spanish.