Qualifications and Training

Dr. Klapper is frequently invited to give lectures and review journal articles in the field of oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Klapper firmly believes that staying active in the field of ophthalmology and particularly his subspecialty of oculoplastic surgery helps him understand and offer the best possible techniques to each of his patients. 

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners July 1, 1993
  • Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology June 7, 1998
    • Recertified, American Board of Ophthalmology January 1, 2009
    • Recertified, American Board of Ophthalmology January 1, 2019

Medical Licensure

State of Indiana
February 26, 1998 - present

Academic Appointments

Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology October, 2018 - present
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
Clinical Instructor July, 1998 – July, 2002
  • Fort Wayne Medical Education Program
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana
Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology July, 1996 – June, 1997
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston, Texas

Peer-Reviewed Journal Review

Dr. Klapper is in a select group of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeons called upon to periodically review scientific articles prior to their publication in the primary peer-reviewed journal of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Klapper is also an invited reviewer for several other respected international scientific journals.

  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (USA)  2000-present
  • EYE (United Kingdom)  2007-present
  • Graefe’s Archive Clin Experiment Ophth (Germany)  2011-present
  • Cosmetics (USA)  2014-present
  • Journal of Ophthalmology (United Kingdom)  2018-present
  • Surgeries (Switzerland, Open Access) 2020-present
  • Diagnostics (Switzerland, Open Access) 2020-present

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Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
Bachelor of Science with High Distinction 1984-1988

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine (I.U.M.C.)
Indianapolis, Indiana
M.D. with Honors 1988-1992

Post-Graduate Training


Medical and Surgical 1992-1993 
Methodist Graduate Medical Center
Indianapolis, Indiana


Department of Ophthalmology 1993-1996
Baylor College of Medicine 
  Chief Resident 1995-1996


University of Ottawa - Eye Institute 1997-1998 
Ottawa, Ontario 

  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Cosmetic Eyelid and Facial Surgery
    • Eyelid Reconstructive Surgery
    • Orbital and Oncology Surgery
    • Lacrimal Surgery
    • Anophthalmic Surgery

Honors and Academic Awards

  • Dean’s Academic List, Indiana University 1984-1988
  • Phi Beta Kappa 1988
  • Thompson Research Scholarship, I.U.M.C. 1989
  • Honors Program in Academic Medicine, I.U.M.C. 1989-1991
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 1991
  • Rinker Medical Scholarship (top 10% of class), I.U.M.C. 1991
  • Academic Achievement Award, I.U.M.C. 1992

Learn more about the surgeries & treatments provided by Dr. Klapper

"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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