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Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD

Wills Eye Hospital

Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD


Assistant Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Visiting Assistant Professor, Kyorin University Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo


◽ Ophthalmology - Retina, Pediatric Retina



Dr. Yoshihiro Yonekawa is an adult and pediatric retina specialist. He received his MD with honors from Weill Cornell Medical College, where he was recognized with the Edward Norton Award in Ophthalmology and grants from Fight for Sight and the National Eye Institute. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Harvard Medical School, and received many awards for his clinical and research expertise, including those from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Dr. Yonekawa subsequently underwent specialized fellowship training in adult and pediatric retina surgery at Associated Retinal Consultants, William Beaumont Hospital. He received prestigious national awards during fellowship from the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, Ronald G. Michels Foundation, and the Retina Society.

Dr. Yonekawa treats both adults and children with conditions of the retina. He is committed to restoring and maintaining vision to improve the quality of life for his patients.

Education & Fellowships

    ◽ Fellowship: William Beaumont Hospital, Adult and Pediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery
    ◽ Residency: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School
    ◽ Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
    ◽ Undergraduate: Wesleyan University

Awards & Honors

    ◽ 2018 Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
    ◽ 2018 Harvard Medical School Excellence in Mentoring Award Nominee
    ◽ 2018 Honor Award, American Society of Retina Specialists
    ◽ 2017 Top 50 Power List Rising Stars, The Ophthalmologist
    ◽ 2016 Best Paper Award, AAO Annual Meeting
    ◽ 2015 Michels Fellowship Award, Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation
    ◽ 2014 Heed Fellowship Award, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation
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