Top Doctors since 2012

Top Doctor Honor from Indianapolis Monthly Awarded to Dr. Stephen Klapper for Eighth Consecutive Year

Each year, Indianapolis Monthly recognizes the top doctors in Central Indiana. Stephen R. Klapper, M.D., F.A.C.S. has received this award as one of Indianapolis’ leading ophthalmologists every year since 2012. “This recognition is meaningful to me as it is based on input from physician and surgeon colleagues throughout central Indiana with whom I collaborate” notes Dr. Klapper. “Independent research lists like Indianapolis Monthly’s Top Doctors provide a valuable resource to help Central Indiana patients make more informed choices in their medical care. I am again honored to be included with so many highly respected Indianapolis area physicians.”

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Top Doctors Indianapolis 2012

How the winners are chosen

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company, compiled this year’s honorees by asking physicians to recommend someone they would see themselves or suggest to a family member in Central Indiana. The result: nearly 800 licensed medical professionals in the area representing 62 specialties and hundreds of expertises. Under the direction of an MD, Castle Connolly’s research team then evaluates the nominations and screens doctors’ educational and professional experience before making its final selections.

Did You Know?

  • Dr. Klapper is a Past President of the Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology, a state-wide organization representing eye doctors and advocating for the eye care and health of Indiana residents.
  • Dr. Klapper is a Past President of the American Eye Study Club, a prominent national organization that promotes collaboration among all sub-specialties of ophthalmology.
  • Dr. Klapper is a peer reviewer for many prestigious specialty medical journals including Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Graefe’s Archives of Clincal and Experimental Ophthalmology.
  • Dr. Klapper is a member of the board of directors of the Indianapolis Medical Society.
  • Dr. Klapper is a former member of the Practicing Ophthalmologists Advisory Committee for Education (POACE).  This is an important committee with the American Academy of Ophthalmology that is responsible for critically reviewing the comprehensive 13 volume Basic and Clinical Science Course used to educate residents in ophthalmology all around the world.

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"I could tell you 'Thank you' a million times and it still would not be enough to repay you for what you did for us! We very much appreciate you for taking great care of our son."
— Beth —
"A quick note of thanks for all of your efforts on my behalf in regard to my eyebrow work. Your entire organization deserves an A+ from my experience."
— Walter —
"In a time of fear, chaos, and pain you have provided us with some much needed comfort and reassurance. We appreciate the opportunity to have become your patient."
— Kelly —
"I love the way I look after only 3 months and I have had amazed looks and interesting and positive comments from friends and family. Thank you so much for your wonderful care."
— Judy —
"Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all you've done for our family, especially our son. You are according to him, AWESOME!"
— Max's family —
"I've never had such a good time in surgery. I want to thank everyone who cared for me, but a very special thanks to Dr. Klapper."
— Linda —
"I just wanted to say thank you for my new eyes. I can't believe the difference that it has made. You were all so kind and I appreciate your patience. You are the best!"
— Vicki —
"You are so patient with all my many questions, and you deserve many plaudits for your warm and friendly 'bedside manner' and your ability to explain so well."
— Faye —

Dr. Klapper treats disorders, injuries, and other abnormalities of the eyelids, eyebrow, tear duct system, eye socket, and adjacent areas of the mid and upper face.

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