Dr. Yuna Rapoport is a board certified and fellowship trained ophthalmologist specializing in cornea and cataract surgery. Her expertise is in the medical and surgical treatment of corneal diseases, keratoconus, dry eye disease, corneal dystrophy (such as Fuch's Dystrophy). She is trained in the latest and most advanced techniques, including laser and incisional surgery.
Dr. Rapoport obtained her medical degree at Northwestern University, where she was a part of the accelerated Honors Program in Medical Education. She concurrently received her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.
She completed her ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute in Nashville, Tennessee and her corneal and refractive surgery fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Rapoport is currently an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and actively educates residents and fellows. She is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the New York State Ophthalmological Society and 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.
Her dedication to global eyecare is evident in her efforts of co-founding a nonprofit organization to help Ghanaian ophthalmologists set up surgery sites in rural Ghana, similar to what she had experienced at her time serving at Aravind Eye Hospital in southern India. She continues to travel to Nepal and India to do mission trips in teaching phacoemulsification surgery techniques.
Her publications include topics such as postoperative management of Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), ocular graft-versus-host-disease and other advances in eye care.
She is fluent in Spanish and Russian and conversational in French and Hebrew.
Affiliations: Mount Sinai Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, Mount Sinai West Hospital, and Lenox Hill’s Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital.