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Yoshi Yonekawa

The Power List 2017


Yoshi Yonekawa

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.”


Part of the Power List 2017

Top 50 rising stars

Thanks to the demographics of the developed world, the future of eyecare looks like it will be one of limited resources and rising patient burden.

So who will lead ophthalmology over the next few decades and shape its future? To find out, we asked you, our readers, to vote for ophthalmology’s Top 50 rising stars… and here they are.

Welcome to the 2017 Power List.

In 2018, The Ophthalmologist will be recognising the Top 100 pioneers and game-changers in the field of ophthalmology.

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