Zibute G. Zaparackas, M.D.
Yuri Kim Kern, M.D.
Paul A. Knepper, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael C. Giovingo, M.D.
Our Physicians
 
   Zibute Zaparackas, M.D.
           

Dr. Zaparackas specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. She received her M.D. from the University of Michigan in 1971. She completed her residency at Northwestern University Medical School. In 1978 she became board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.  She is currently an Attending Physician at both Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. Outside of work, Dr. Zaparackas enjoys the opera and takes pride in her Lithuanian heritage. 

             

Education 


M.D.:                                    University of Michigan Medical School


Internship:                           Passavant Hospital
                                                               
                                            Northwestern University
                                            Chicago, IL

Residency Training:             Ophthalmology
                                            Northwestern University Medical School
                                            Pediatric Ophthalmology 
                                            Children's Memorial Hospital

License:                                State of Illinois, Licensed Physician and Surgeon

Board of Certification:           American Board of Ophthalmology


 

Yuri Kim Kern, M.D.

Dr. Kern specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of pediatric eye conditions and adult strabismus.  In addition to treating patients in this office, she serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Rush University Medical Center and is an attending physician at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and at the University of Illinois Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.  Dr. Kern is a classically trained pianist, and enjoys spending time with her family. She joined our practice in 2018. 
           
             

Education 


M.D.:                                    University of Virginia

Residency Training:              University of Illinois at Chicago

Fellowship:                           Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

License:                                State of Illinois, Licensed Physician and Surgeon

Board of Certification:           American Board of Ophthalmology

   

Paul A. Knepper, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Knepper was born in St. Joseph, MO. He splits his time between his clinical practice, where he specializes in glaucoma, and his research at the University of Illinois at Chicago for the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He received his M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Anatomy and Cell Biology. Dr. Knepper served as Chief of Ophthalmology in the United States Army for 2 years. He is currently an Attending Physician at both Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. 

Dr. Knepper spends a portion of his time in his research laboratory, investigating glaucoma, Alzheimer's Disease and macular degeneration.  He is currently conducting clinical trials investigating potential new treatments. Contact our office for more information regarding clinical trials, or for more information regarding his research.


Education 

M.D.:                               Northwestern University Medical School


PH.D.:                             Northwestern University, Anatomy and Cell Biology


Internship:                      Cook County Hospital
                                        
                                 

Residency Training:        Ophthalmology
                                       Northwestern University Medical School
             
                          
License:                         State of Illinois, Licensed Physician and Surgeon


Board of Certification:     American Board of Ophthalmology



  Michael C. Giovingo, M.D.
          
Dr. Michael Giovingo is a board certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty fellowship training in glaucoma.  He was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and lives in downtown Chicago with his family.

Dr. Giovingo graduated cum laude from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts. He then obtained his medical degree from the University of Illinois. He went on to complete his internal medicine internship at  Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Dr. Giovingo completed his residency in ophthalmology at the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he served as Chief Resident during his last year of training. Following residency, he completed a glaucoma fellowship in Boston at the prestigious Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary-Harvard Medical school.

Dr. Giovingo is currently Director of the Glaucoma Service and Ophthalmology research for Cook County Health and Hospital Systems. He also sees patients at his Northwestern University affiliated private practice. Dr. Giovingo is highly experienced in incisional glaucoma surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, glaucoma laser therapy, advanced cataract surgery and laser assisted cataract surgery. He trains residents in advanced glaucoma and anterior segment techniques.

           

Dr. Giovingo is also very active in glaucoma research. He has published and presented at international meetings on the subject of glaucoma laser therapy, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, glaucoma pathophysiology, and innovative medical therapy for glaucoma.
                                                     
                                                                    Education 


M.D.:                                    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford

Residency Training:              John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Fellowship:                          
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

License:                                State of Illinois, Licensed Physician and Surgeon

           

   
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