Dr. Berrocal is Director of Berrocal and Associates in San Juan, PR and faculty at the University of Puerto Rico. She received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College, her Medical Degree from the University of Illinois, and completed her ophthalmology training at the University of Puerto Rico where she received the Best Surgeon Award. She completed a vitreo-retinal fellowship at the Department of Ophthalmology New York Hospital/Cornell, followed by a medical retina fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute where she was a Heed Fellow Awardee.
Her research interests include new techniques in vitreoretinal surgery, with a particular interest in complications of diabetic retinopathy. She is past president of the Pan-American Vitreoretinal Society and is on the editorial board of several ophthalmology journals.
She has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award, and American Society of Retinal Specialists Senior Honor Award, as well as the Cardinal’s award for scientific achievement. She has been honored for her innovative surgical contributions to Ophthalmology through the Aspen Retina Society award, Chang Vitreoretinal Award, and visiting professor recognitions at Columbia University, Temple University, Universidad de Buenos Aires, and Chilean Catholic University among others. She has received the Doctors Choice Award for retinal surgery yearly since 2002.
Dr. Berrocal has been an invited speaker and/or live surgeon to over 20 countries. Has given over 200 lectures at National and international meetings as well as named lectures including the Chang, Navas, Liddy, Magistral, Temple University and Founders lectures among others She has authored over 90 manuscripts, book chapters and video presentations. Her philanthropic activities include educational scholarships for cancer survivors, economically challenged children, and drug rehabilitation in Puerto Rico.