The Power List 2017
Adult and pediatric retina surgeon, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Boston Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
Yonekawa directs the pediatric retina surgery program at Boston Children’s Hospital, and he is also adjunct faculty at Kyorin University in Tokyo, Japan. Yonekawa received his MD with honors from Weill Cornell Medical College, completed his ophthalmology residency at Harvard Medical School, and underwent fellowship training in adult and pediatric retina surgery at Associated Retinal Consultants/ William Beaumont Hospital, Michigan. His expertise has been recognized by numerous awards, including those from the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, Ronald G. Michels Foundation, and the Retina Society. Yonekawa has also contributed over 150 original papers, editorials, and book chapters to the field, and he serves as Assistant Editor for the journal Retina, and as Deputy Editor of the Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys.
A nominator listed the following reasons for his nomination: “Yonekawa is a rising star in pediatric vitreoretinal surgery, he has an incredible number of publications, he is surgically extremely talented, as well as a great teacher and mentor for residents and fellows.”