Karl S. Pappa, M.D.

MEET KARL S. PAPPA, M.D.

Dr. Karl Pappa is known for his expertise in the field of glaucoma. Since joining Arena Eye Surgeons in 1992, he continues his high volume glaucoma practice, offering both glaucoma laser surgery, invasive glaucoma surgeries and cataract surgeries.

CURRICULUM VITAE

RESIDENCY:
1988-1991, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1990 – 1991, Chief Ophthalmology Resident
1991 – 1992, Glaucoma Fellow

INTERNSHIP:
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
1987 – 1988, Medical/Surgical Intern

MEDICAL SCHOOL:
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1983 – 1987, Cum Laude

PRE-MEDICAL EDUCATION:
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1981 – 1983, Pharm. D.

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1975 – 1979 – B.S. Pharmacy, Summa Cum Laude

University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
1974 – 1975 Biology

Benedictine High School, Cleveland, Ohio
1974 Cum Laude

Private Practice of Ophthalmology
Arena Eye Surgeons
262 Neil Avenue Suite 320
Columbus, Ohio 43215
1985 – Present

Grant Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio
1992 – Present

Grady Memorial Hospital
Delaware, Ohio
1992 – Present

The Ohio State University
Department of Ophthalmology
Columbus, Ohio
Clinical Assistant Professor

Columbus Blue Jackets
Team Ophthalmologist
2000-present

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Ohio Ophthalmological Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Ohio State Medical Association
  • Ohio State Pharmaceutical Association
  • Phi Delta Chi Prof. Fraternity
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Rho Chi Honor Society
  • College of Pharmacy Faculty Award, 1979
  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology Award, 1987
  • Chief Ophthalmology Resident, 1990 – 1991
  • Research Award, (Resident-Alumni Research Symposium) 1990
  • The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Award, 2006
  • Recertified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, October 2002
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, October, 1992
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, August, 1988
  • State Medical Board of Ohio, I.D. No. 35-05-7154, August, 1988
  • Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, I.D. 03-3-13329, August, 1979
  • Pappa KS, Derick RJ, Weber PA, Lehmann DM, Baker ND and Kapetansky FM: Late Argon Laser Suture Lysis after Mitomycin-C Trabeculectomy. Ophthalmology. 100: 1268-1271, 1993
  • Pappa KS: Corticosteroid Drugs, In Mauger TF, Craig EL, editors: Havener.s Ocular Pharmacology,ed 6. St. Louis, Missouri, 1994, Mosby-Year Book, Inc. P. 364
  • Lequire LE, Pappa KS, Kachmer Ml, Rogers GL and Bremer DL: Loss of Contrast Sensitivity in Cystic Fibrosis, American Journal of Ophthalmology. III: 427-429, 1991
  • Leguire LE, Pappa KS. Kachmer ML, Rogers GL and Bremer DL: Electro-Oculogram in Vitamin A Deficiency Associated With Cystic Fibrosis. Ophthalmic Pediatrics and Genetics, 113: 187-189, 1992
  • Ocular Pharmacology. Ophthalmology Assistant Program Lecture Series, Mt. Sinai Medical Center; Cleveland, Ohio 1980 and 1981.
  • A Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of the Effect of Calcium Antagonists on Digoxin Kinetics. Final Doctoral Project Presented June, 1983.
  • The Use of TPA for Treatment of Experimental Subretinal Hemorrhage, Phase I. The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology Ninth Annual Resident-Alumni Research Symposium; Columbus, Ohio, June, 1989.
  • The Use of TPA for Treatment of Experimental Subretinal hemorrhage, Phase II. The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology Tenth Annual Resident-Alumni Research Symposium; Columbus, Ohio, June, 1990.
  • Initial Management of Ocular Trauma. Multi-disciplinary Trauma Conference; O.S.U. Hospitals; Columbus, Ohio, October, 1990.
  • Glaucoma Filtering Surgery with Mitomycin-C: A Preliminary Report of the Ohio State University Experience. The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology Eleventh Annual Resident-Alumni Research Symposium; Columbus, Ohio, June, 1991.
  • Late Argon Laser Suture LysisAfterMitomycin-C Trabeculectomy. The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology Twelfth Resident-Alumni Research Symposium; Columbus, Ohio, June, 1992
  • Late Argon Laser Suture LysisAfterMitomycin-C Trabeculectomy. The Twelfth Annual Ophthalmological Conference, Grant Medical Center: Columbus, Ohio, September, 1992.
  • Postoperative Management with Digital Pressure and Laser Suture Lysis. The Thirteenth Annual Ophthalmological Conference; Grant Medical Center; Columbus, Ohio, September, 1993.
  • The Encapsulated Bleb Revisited with the Ultrasound Biomicroscope. The Fourteenth Annual Ophthalmological Conference; Grant Medical Center; Columbus, Ohio, September, 1994.
  • Imaging the Anterior Segment of the Eye. Grant Laser Center; Columbus, Ohio, September 22, 1994.
  • 1994-1995 The Ohio State University, Department of Ophthalmology; Grand Rounds Conference, 6.25 CME credit hours.
  • 38th Annual Postgraduate Symposium in Ophthalmology, Hyatt on Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio March 3-4, 1995 – 10.75 CME credit hours.
  • Temporal Corneal vs. Scleral Flap Phacoemulsification Combined with Superior Trabeculectomy. The Fifteenth Annual Ophthalmological Conference; Grant Medical Center; Columbus, Ohio, September 15, 1995.
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, “Glaucoma Subspecialty”, Atlanta, GA October 28, 1995 – 6.0 CME credit hours.
  • 39th Annual Ophthalmology Symposium in Ophthalmology/19th Annual Midwest Glaucoma Symposium, Hyatt on Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio, March 1-2, 1996 – 8.5 CME credit hours.
  • Medical Risk Management Course, “Streetwise, Independent Course”, June 7, 1996, – 8.5 CME credit hours.
  • Latanoprost: Early Clinical Results. The Sixteenth Annual Ophthalmological Conference; Grant Medical Center; Columbus, Ohio, September 20, 1996.
  • Program Director, The Seventeenth Annual Ophthalmological Conference; Grant Medical Center; Columbus, Ohio, September 19, 1997.
  • Late Onset Bleb Infection AfterMitomycin-C Trabeculectomy. The Eighteenth Annual Ophthalmological Conference; Grant/Riverside Hospitals; Columbus, Ohio, September 18, 1998.
  • An Update on Xalatan Therapy. The Nineteenth Annual Ophthalmological Conference; Grant/ Riverside Hospitals; Columbus, Ohio, September 10, 1999.
  • Glaucoma 1999: Concepts and Controversies. Subspecialty Day. AAO/American Glaucoma Society – Orlando, Florida, October 23, 1999, 7.0 CME credit hours.
  • An Update on Laser Suture LysisAfterMitomycin C Trabeculectomy. Ohio Ophthalmological Society 2000 Annual Meeting; Columbus, Ohio, January 29, 2000.
  • Early Experience with the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph II. The 21st Anual Ophthalmology Conference. Grant/Riverside Hospitals; Columbus, Ohio, September 21, 2001
  • Early Experience with the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph II. Dayton Ophthalmological Society Spring Meeting. Dayton, Ohio, September 13, 2002
  • The Battle of the Prostaglandin Analogs. North Central Ohio Optometric Association Fall Meeting. Galion, Ohio, October 14, 2002
  • Combination Antiproliferative Therapy in Glaucoma Filtration Surgery. The 23rd Annual Ophthalmological Conference. Grant/Riverside Hospitals; Columbus, Ohio, September 12, 2003
  • Early Experience with the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph II. The Ohio State University Ophthalmology Grand Rounds. Columbus, Ohio; January 15, 2004
  • Early Experience with the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph II. College of Optometry Summer Conference; Columbus, Ohio, July 24, 2004
  • Corneal Pachymetry and Glaucoma. The 24th annual Ophthalmological Conference. Franklin University; Ross Auditorium, Grant Medical Center. Columbus, Ohio, September 10, 2004
  • Glaucoma Surgery. Arena Eye Surgery Clinical Grand Rounds. Arena Eye Surgeons office. Columbus, Ohio, November 7, 2005
  • Update on the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph II & III for the Diagnosis of Glaucoma. Ohio Ophthalmological Society 2006 Annual Meeting – Technician Clinical Program. Columbus, Ohio, February 11, 2006
  • New Technology for the Diagnosis & Management of Glaucoma. Arena Eye Surgeons Grand Rounds. Arena Eye Surgeons office. Columbus, Ohio, March 29, 2006

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Dr. Karl Pappa, graduated from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and then went onto to pursue his medical degree from The Ohio State University. He completed an Ophthalmic Surgery Residency at The Ohio State University where he also served as Chief Resident. He further received fellowship training in glaucoma and anterior segment surgery at the Havener Eye Institute at The Ohio State University.

SKILLS & EXPERTISE

Dr. Karl Pappa specializes in glaucoma and cataract surgeries and performs hundreds of glaucoma laser procedures annually. He is truly passionate about glaucoma management, and is able to perform these procedures in our Delaware and downtown locations.

EXTRACURRICULAR INVOLVEMENT

Dr. Karl Pappa enjoys teaching and has lectured extensively in the fields of glaucoma, anterior segment and ocular pharmacology both locally and statewide. He has published articles reflecting his special interest in pharmacologic agents that alter wound healing after eye surgery. Presently, his time is devoted to high volume glaucoma patients and ensuring they are receiving the best care possible.

HOBBIES & PERSONAL INTERESTS

Dr. Karl Pappa has 3 children who are currently pursuing a career in the medical field. He enjoys spending time with his three children and one grandchild. He enjoys playing hockey, jogging and attending Columbus Blue Jacket events.