Dr. Yuna Rapoport, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Yuna Rapoport is a board-certified ophthalmologist with extra fellowship training in refractive, corneal, and cataract surgery. Having trained at Mass Eye and Ear of Harvard Medical School, the Accelerated Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern, she has accumulated a wealth of expertise that she now brings to each patient. Her work regarding advances in eye care and surgery has been published in leading peer-reviewed medical journals and presented at major ophthalmology meetings. She has led clinical trials in the dry eye pharmaceutical space and has been accepted to the “Trusted Lasik Surgeons Directory” and named “One of the Best Lasik Surgeons in America.” She has been in private practice in New York City for a decade and brings the latest technology and expertise to each patient.
"Working in ophthalmology has been an incredibly rewarding career. My favorite part is developing close-knit relationships with patients and co-workers."
Dr. Yuna Rapoport
As Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, Dr. Rapoport is actively involved in resident and fellow education. She is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of New York State Ophthalmological Society and of American Society of Cataract and Refractive surgery. Dr. Rapoport has been named a Castle Connolly’s Top Cataract and Cornea Doctor by her peers and colleagues. She is a go-to ophthalmology expert for popular media, having appeared on Dr. Oz and Inside Edition. She is routinely a spokesperson for WebMD, Forbes, Yahoo, Allure Magazine, and Huffington Post. She serves as a regular consultant for industry and for investment firms.
Dr. Rapoport is committed to global ophthalmology. Among the most rewarding of her experiences was researching the Aravind Eye Hospital in southern India, a model of outreach-based cataract surgery,as a candidate for her Masters in Public Health degree. She used this experience to co-found a nonprofit organization to help Ghanaian ophthalmologists start a similar surgical model in rural Ghana.She has since traveled several times to Nepal and India to do mission trips to teach phacoemulsification surgery techniques.
Get to Know Dr. Rapoport
Her professional interests include laser corrective surgery (including LASIK and PRK), cataract surgery, keratoconus, dry eye disease, and corneal dystrophy (including Fuchs’ dystrophy). Her work regarding advances in eye care has been published in leading peer-reviewed medical journals and presented at major ophthalmology meetings. While at Mass Eye and Ear, she published research regarding postoperative management of Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). She has performed research to validate the national criteria for ocular graft-versus-host disease, which was featured in the Journal of Cornea.
Dr. Rapoport is passionate about vision. She uses her expertise, delicate touch, and warm bedside manner to create a customizable plan for each patient, whether surgical, cosmetic, or medical. Dr. Rapoport keeps abreast of the latest techniques and is among the first surgeons in NYC to implant the Panoptixlens and Dextenzasteroid insert, and to perform collagen cross linking.Her goal is to provide specialty eye care, with a focus on laser vision correction and cataract surgery.
She is fluent in Spanish and Russian, and conversational in French and Hebrew. In her free time, she enjoys art, live music, tennis, photography, skiing and traveling, having visited six continents and over 70 countries, as well as playing with her Bernadoodle puppy Gatsby. She has combined her artistic skills with her love of ophthalmology by partnering with Mort Gerberg, renowned New Yorker cartoonist and publishing “The Eyes Have it: A Site for Sore Eyes,” a book of eye cartoons and puns.
Dr. Rapoport was fantastic - she explained all my options in detail and was very diligent in giving me instructions pre/post operations - even when I asked twice/three times. She's always available to talk and super empathetic. I could not recommend a better eye surgeon!”
I feel confident in her abilities - and it is my eyesight afterall!”