Dr. Jay Pepose is the Founder and active Medical Director of the Pepose Vision Institute. He also serves as Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is a noted specialist in cataract, corneal and vision correction surgery.
A pioneer in laser eye surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, Dr. Pepose was one of an elite group of eye surgeons that conducted the nationwide clinical trial of the LASIK procedure for the correction of farsightedness and astigmatism. Dr. Pepose is involved in numerous clinical trials related to emerging implants, procedures and therapies for cataracts, glaucoma and other vision related conditions.
Dr. Pepose is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the prestigious Cogan award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
Dr. Pepose has contributed extensively to the scientific literature, holds two patents, and has been the recipient of competitive National Eye Institute research support. He serves on the editorial board of several prestigious ophthalmology journals and is associate editor of The American Journal of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Pepose earned his medical degree and Ph.D. from UCLA and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, the premier ophthalmology program in the country. He completed his subspecialty training in cornea and external diseases at Georgetown University Medical Center.