Meet Dr. Rapoport
Yuna Rapoport, MD, MPH
“I received my bachelor’s and medical degrees at Northwestern University, where I was part of the accelerated honors program in medical education. I simultaneously received my MPH (Master of Public Health) degree. I completed my ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute in Nashville, Tennessee and then obtained additional training as a corneal and refractive surgery fellow at the prestigious c of Harvard Medical School.
“Among the most rewarding of my experiences was doing my MPH thesis focused on researching the Aravind Eye Hospital in southern India, a model of outreach-based cataract surgery. I used my experience to co-found a nonprofit organization to help a Ghanaian ophthalmologist start a similar surgical model outside of Accra, Ghana. It was during my experience at Aravind, observing cataract surgery and seeing the corneal pathology in southern India, that I decided to pursue ophthalmology as a career. While in residency, I performed research to validate the national criteria for ocular graft-versus-host disease, which was featured in the Journal of Cornea. I presented this and other research at national conferences. I also traveled to Nepal several times to study small-incision cataract surgery. At Mass Eye and Ear, I served as a clinical instructor for residents in the MEEI emergency room and published research regarding postoperative management of Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK).
“My professional interests include complex cataract surgery, keratoconus, dry eye disease, corneal dystrophy (including Fuchs’ dystrophy), and laser eye surgery. My work regarding advances in eye care has been published in leading medical journals and presented at major ophthalmology meetings. I am a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and New York State Ophthalmological Society and assistant attending physician at Mount Sinai New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospitals. Since starting in private practice, I have been named a Castle Connolly’s Top Cataract and Cornea Doctor.
“In my free time, I enjoy art, live music, tennis, photography, skiing and traveling, having visited six continents and over 65 countries. Working in ophthalmology has been an incredibly rewarding career, and my favorite part is developing close-knit relationships with patients and co-workers.”
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