Dr. Christopher Joseph Rapuano MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. Christopher Rapuano is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and has been in practice for 28 years. Dr. Rapuano accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 50 doctors at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital who specialize in Ophthalmology. He also speaks multiple languages, including French.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: Cornea & External Disease, Refractive Surgery

Clinical Interests: Corneal Diseases, Corneal Transplantation, Corneal Dystrophies, Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy, Refractive Surgery, Excimer Laser Surgery, Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (Ptk), Corneal infections, DSEK surgery

Education & Medical Training

Mt Auburn Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1986 - 1987

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Class of 1986

U Iowa Hosps and Clinics
Fellowship, Cornea & External Diseases, 1990 - 1991

Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1987 - 1990

Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1987 - 1990

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified 25 years in Family Medicine

NJ State Medical License
Active through 2014

PA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACP), American College of Physicians

Publications & Presentations

Indications and outcomes of corneal transplantation in geriatric patients.
Duman, F.,Kosker, M.,Suri, K.,Reddy, J. C.,Ma, J. F.,Hammersmith, K. M.,Nagra, P. K.,Rapuano, C. J.

Demographic Patterns and Treatment Outcomes of Patients With Recurrent Corneal Erosions Related to Trauma and Epithelial and Bowman Layer Disorders.
Suri, K.,Kosker, M.,Duman, F.,Rapuano, C. J.,Nagra, P. K.,Hammersmith, K. M.

Long-term outcomes of penetrating keratoplasty and Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty for Fuchs endothelial dystrophy: fellow eye comparison.
Kosker, M.,Suri, K.,Duman, F.,Hammersmith, K. M.,Nagra, P. K.,Rapuano, C. J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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