Christopher Rapuano, MD

Dr. Rapuano joined the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital in 1991 after his fellowship with Dr. Jay Krachmer at the University of Iowa and his residency at Wills. Dr. Rapuano is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in corneal diseases, with a special interest in refractive surgery. He has published several books, numerous book chapters and over 190 articles in the peer-reviewed literature on corneal diseases, refractive surgery and excimer laser PTK surgery. During his ophthalmology residency, Dr. Rapuano co-authored a best-selling textbook in ophthalmology, The Wills Eye Manual, which is currently in its 7th edition. He is also the series editor for the Wills Eye Color Atlas Series, which is in its third edition. Dr. Rapuano has served on many committees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, including chairing the Cornea Preferred Practice Patterns Committee. He is currently the AAO’s Secretary for Lifelong Learning and Assessment and oversees 9 committees. He received the Honor Award, Senior Honor Award and Secretariat Award (four times) from the AAO. He is a Committee member of OMIC. He is on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals including Cornea and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook of Ophthalmology for 14 years. He has been President of the Cornea Society. He is a member of the American Ophthalmological Society; his thesis involved outcomes of excimer laser PTK in patients with corneal stromal dystrophies. He lives with his wife and 4 children in the Philadelphia suburbs.


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