Christopher Rapuano, MD

Christopher Rapuano, MD

Ophthalmology Philadelphia, PA

Professor, Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medical College-Thos Jefferson Univ

Office Address

  • Corneal Associates, Pc
    840 Walnut Street Suite 920
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Phone: (215) 928-3180

Christopher Rapuano, MD

Ophthalmology Philadelphia, PA

Professor, Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medical College-Thos Jefferson Univ


  • I am a Board Certified ophthalmologist specializing in corneal and refractive surgery. I have specific interest and expertise corneal transplantation, including DSEK. I also perform a significant of excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomies (PTKs) using the excimer laser to remove abnormalities from the surface of the cornea to improve vision and comfort. I perform primarily advanced surface ablation (PRK and epi-LASIK) for my refractive surgery patients. I am currently the President of the Cornea Society (2014-2015).

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Ophthalmology: 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

  • Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsColumbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Mt Auburn Hospital
  • U Iowa Hosps and Clinics
  • Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1988 - 2016
  • NJ State Medical LicenseNJ State Medical License1988 - 2015
  • American Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology, 1991

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013
  • Philadelphia MagazineCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationNextGen Ambulatory EHR, NextGen Healthcare, 2012, 2013

Publications & Presentations



  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretary for Ophthalmic Knowledge 2012 - 2015

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • French

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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