Dr. Peter Rapoza is an internationally recognized authority in the areas of refractive surgery, cornea and external disease. He is a member of the Cornea and External Disease Preferred Practice Plan Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology which sets practice standards for his subspecialty. He was a principal investigator in two major studies on radial and astigmatic keratotomy, and a co-investigator in FDA-sanctioned trials resulting in approval of the excimer laser for hyperopia. He has worked extensively teaching and providing care in Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and Latin America. Dr. Rapoza is a recent recipient of the Honor Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
A graduate with distinction from Northwestern University, Dr. Rapoza received his medical degree with honors from the University of Chicago. He interned at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics and completed a residency at the Wilmer Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Following a Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Rapoza was named the Director of Cornea and External Disease and Refractive Surgery Service, as well as Co-Director of the Ocular Trauma Service at the University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Rapoza is a partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. A highly experienced refractive, cataract and corneal transplant surgeon, Dr. Rapoza has trained scores of fellows in corneal surgery and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rapoza authors medical papers, lectures worldwide and serves as a consultant to the Ministry of Health of several nations. In his free time, he is an avid sailor, scuba diver, fitness enthusiast and cook.