Christopher Rapuano, MD

Subspecialty: Cornea, Refractive Surgery
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Areas of Interest

  • Corneal transplantation (PK, DSEK)
  • Refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK)
  • Excimer laser PTK
  • Keratoconus
  • Fuchs dystrophy and other corneal dystrophies
  • Recurrent corneal erosions
  • Diseases of the cornea and ocular surface

Biography

Christopher J. Rapuano, MD, a nationally and internationally recognized expert in corneal diseases, is Chief of the Wills Eye Cornea Service and a Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. 

Dr. Rapuano is the author of several books, numerous book chapters and more than 150 articles in the peer-reviewed literature on corneal diseases, refractive surgery, and excimer laser PTK surgery. During his ophthalmology residency, Dr. Rapuano co-authored the best-selling textbook in ophthalmology, The Wills Eye Manual. He is also the series editor for the Wills Eye Color Atlas Series; Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook of Ophthalmology; and actively serves on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals, including Cornea, Expert Review of Ophthalmology and Current Opinion in Ophthalmology.

Among his many accomplishments, Dr Rapuano has received the Honor Award, Senior Honor Award, and Secretariat Award (three times) from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

Dr Rapuano has served on many committees of the AAO including chairing the Refractive Surgery Basic and Clinical Science Course book and Preferred Practice Patterns committees. 

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Credentials

Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology – 1991

Academic Affiliation
Professor of Ophthalmology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Education

  • FellowshipUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Residency: Wills Eye Hospital
  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians -1986
  • Undergraduate: Brown University – 1982

 

Honors and Awards

Philadelphia magazine Top Doctors 2014-2017; Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors 2014-2017

Language Spoken

English, French

Publications

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Wills Eye Hospital
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