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Clinical Professor
Cornea, Cataract, Dry Eye


Education and Training

Medical School:

University of Oklahoma School of Medicine

Oklahoma City, OK


Tulane Medical Center

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


Cornea, McGee Eye Institute

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK



Karl G. Stonecipher, M.D. received his undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Southern Methodist University. He earned his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Tulane University. He completed a fellowship with Dr. J. James Rowsey at the McGee Eye Institute at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in cornea and refractive surgery. He has additional education from Stanford University.

Dr. Stonecipher is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a sought after speaker on Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He recently received his second Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is listed nationally as a Top Fifty Ophthalmologist by Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. He has extensive surgical experience performing more than 78,000 refractive surgical procedures and over 36,000 cataract surgical procedures.

Dr. Stonecipher is the recipient of more than 15 research grants and actively participates in FDA trials. He has an extensive list of publications in peer-reviewed journals and has authored more than 100 book chapters and abstracts. He is a recognized teacher and mentor to the next generation of ophthalmologists.

Karl G. Stonecipher, MD