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Dr. Peter DeBlasio Jr. receives 2017 Distinguished Service Award at physician reception

Dr. Peter DeBlasio Jr., an ophthalmologist who has been on staff at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital for more than 35 years, was presented with the 2017 Distinguished Service Award for his many contributions at the annual CharterCARE Health Partners’ Medical Staff physician reception on December 11.

Each year, the medical staff at Fatima Hospital recognizes physicians who have served with distinction for more than 20 years. Pictured below at the event (from left to right) are: John Holiver, CEO, CharterCARE Health Care; Dr. Joseph Mazza, medical staff president; Dr. DeBlasio; and David Kobis, President of Fatima Hospital.

Dr. DeBlasio has served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Fatima and Director of the Ophthalmic Diabetes Clinic since 1990. He has served on numerous boards and committees at Fatima including service as president of the medical staff. Dr. DeBlasio completed a Glaucoma Fellowship from Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. DeBlasio received his medical degree from the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and completed his clinical training at the Brown University Program in Medicine.

Dr. DeBlasio is a member of several professional societies and is Past President of the Rhode Island Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Outside of the medical profession, he is well known for his musicianship and practice of the art of Tai Chi.