Molecular Biology. Oncogenesis. Tumors. Orbit. Ocular Adnexae.
Member of the Medical Student Scientific Committee
University Del Norte, School of Medicine
January, 1987- January,1990
Internship Year - Outstanding Performance in Colombia
University Del Norte
July, 1992 – June, 1993
Medical Doctor Degree with Honors
Salutatorian, Class of 1993
Ophthalmology Residency Honors
Fundación Instituto de Cirugía Ocular (FICIO) FICIO Scholarship
January, 1998 – January, 1999
Maria Del Valle Estopinal, Lavinia P. Middleton, Bita Esmaeli, Keyur Patel, Sara Nowroozizadeh and Michelle D. Williams.
Primary signet ring cell/histiocytoid carcinoma of the eyelid:
Clinicopathologic analysis with evaluation of the E-cadherin/B-catenin complex and associated genetic alterations. Case Reports in Pathology Hindawi.
In press (accepted for publication, May, 2021).
Cypen SJ, Tran TM, Del Valle Estopinal M, Tao JP. Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma with ocular then orbital metastasesCase Reports in Ophthalmology Karger. Accepted for publication. March, 2021.
Bhatter, P, Chhadva, P, Del Valle Estopinal M, Farid, M. Iris Nevus (Cogan-Reese) Syndrome Presenting with Zonular Dehiscence During Cataract Extraction. AM. J. Ophthalmol Case Reports. Decision in process. Submitted May, 2021.
Vamsee K. Neerukonda, Bryant Carruth, and Maria Del Valle Estopinal. Invasive carcinoma ex-Pleomorphic adenoma of the lacrimal gland with a cystadenocarcinoma component: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Case Reports in Pathology. 2020. vol. 2020: 1-6. Article ID 6482837.
Minckler D, Del Valle Estopinal M, Kedhar S. Acanthamoeba keratitis, a semiquantitative study of encysted organisms in a corneal specimenAm. J. Ophthalmol Case Reports. Decision in process. Submitted November, 2020..
Chen, L, Sheils, C, Del Valle Estopinal, M, Kikkawa, D, Hsu, F, Kuan, E. Ediriwickrema, L. Direct Intralesional Bleomycin Injection of an Unusual Posterior Orbital Apex Arteriovenous Malformation.
Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. Submitted for publication. 2021
Ramon L. Font, Maria Del Valle, Bradley M. Mitchell, Milton BoniuK.
Cat-Scratch uveitis simulating retinoblastoma confirmed by histological, serological, and molecular diagnoses.
Lions Foundation for Sight Research Grant Research Project Title: Ocular Surface Inflammatory Conditions Associated with IgG4-positve Plasma Cells
Investigators: Maria Del Valle, MD., Ramon L. Font, MD.
Lions Eye Bank, Department of Ophthalmology
Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine
May 26, 2010
Colombian Society of Ophthalmology
College of American Pathologists (CAP)
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Eastern Ophthalmic Pathology Society
Ophthalmic Pathology Fellowship
Baylor College of Medicine, Cullen Eye Institute 2006—2010
Oncologic Surgical Pathology Fellowship
The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center 2016—2017