About Me

I’m Manuela! Born in Medellín, raised in Orlando, and educated in The Swamp (University of Florida). I made my way to the less swampy Winston-Salem for medical school at Wake Forest, where I discovered my love for ophthalmology and was met with incredible support from awesome faculty! This has been a wonderful place to train, explore the outdoors year-round with my dog Khaleesi, gather with loved ones around good food, enjoy the arts, and call home.