Paul J. Botelho, M.D.


Paul J. Botelho, M.D. is a Fellowship-trained Cornea and Refractive Surgeon specializing in Laser Vision Correction, Corneal Transplant and Cataract Surgery. He is board Certified Ophthalmologist and a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Botelho graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Arts from College of Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. He received his Medical Doctorate from Boston University School of Medicine and his internship from Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA.

Upon completion of his ophthalmology residency from the University of Missouri, Dr. Botelho served as Chief of Ophthalmology with the United States Air Force. He then completed a Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at The Wilmer Eye Institute, The John’s Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Botelho has participated in clinical research projects and authored numerous research publications, book chapters and review articles. He has received the 2004-05 Terrance P. O’Brien, MD Research Award from Johns Hopkins University and the 2007 H. Frederick Stephens, MD Resident Teaching Award from Brown University.

Dr. Botelho currently serves as the Assistant Clinical Professor and Chief of Cornea in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI. He is a member of the medical and surgical staff at St. Luke’s Hospital, Charlton Memorial Hospital, St. Anne’s Hospital, Advanced Eye Surgery Center and Rhode Island Hospital.

Dr. Botelho grew up in Taunton, MA and continues to provide exceptional eye care to his native southern New England area. He enjoys spending his free time with his two children, Paul Jay and Kathryn Marie.