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1940s - Fasanella

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2003 - Winter


The Yale Eye Center honored Rocko M. Fasanella, M.D. ’43, HS ’50, in June with a scientific program at the New Haven Lawn Club that highlighted new advances in his subspecialty, oculoplastic surgery. From 1951 to 1961 Fasanella was the chief of ophthalmology in the Department of Surgery.

His contributions to ocular surgery were the focus of a talk on Fasanella’s career offered by his son-in-law, Richard Petrelli, M.D., assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology. Fasanella was again feted at the evening Reunion and Commencement Banquet of the Yale Alumni in Ophthalmology, which was attended by his five children and three of his grandchildren, as well as many colleagues. The Fasanella family presented a portrait of Fasanella to hang in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science.

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