When you talk about top doctors in the St. Louis, Missouri area, one place usually comes to mind: Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine. Barnes-Jewish has earned a place on U.S. News and World Report’s Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals for the past 13 years. Barnes-Jewish is home to 15 specialties ranked among the best nationally including cancer, digestive disorders, ear, nose and throat, eyes, geriatrics, gynecology, heart and heart surgery, hormonal disorders, kidney disease, neurology, and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, psychiatry, respiratory disorders, rheumatology, and urology. It is the largest hospital in Missouri and the largest private employer in the St. Louis
area. An affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish has a 1,700 member medical staff with many who are recognized in the “Best Doctors In America.” Recognizing its excellent nursing care, Barnes-Jewish was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a “Magnet Hospital” by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Magnet award is the highest honor awarded for hospital nursing by the ANCC.
Barnes-Jewish was created by the 1996 merger of Barnes Hospital and The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. Barnes opened in 1914 and became one of the first medical teaching hospitals in the United States. Jewish opened in 1902 to care for St. Louis’ growing immigrant population. The following ophthalmologists (eye) doctors all have had some affiliation with Barnes-Jewish and/or Washington University:
Dr. Jay S. Pepose is internationally recognized for his expertise in cataract, cornea, ocular infectious disease, and vision correction surgery. He has made notable research and clinical contributions, and has been the recipient of numerous honors in recognition of his work. Dr. Pepose is a Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Washington University and Barnes Hospital and is recognized as a noted cataract, cornea, and vision subspecialist in Best Doctors In America and America’s Top Docs, the only eye surgeon in St. Louis to be so honored. He is also the only eye surgeon in the area to have received the VISX award as a top 100 vision correction surgeon nationwide. Visitors to Epcot’s Frontiers In Medicine can watch Dr. Pepose perform surgery using state-of-the-art laser technology. The Pepose Vision Institute is located at 16216 Baxter Road in Chesterfield just West of St. Louis.
When you ask other ophthalmologists around the St. Louis area who their eye doctor of choice is for their own family, a lot of them will answer Dr. Robert Feibel. Dr. Feibel received his medical degree at Harvard University in 1969 and his residency in Ophthalmology at Washington University. He has been in practice for some 37 years. He is currently an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Wash U. He specializes in the treatment of glaucoma and cataract and implant surgery. His office is located at 1034 South Brentwood in the University Club Tower Building.
Dr. Thomas K. Krummenacher may have the longest name of any ophthalmologist in the St. Louis area, but he certainly isn’t short on skill and bedside manner. He is a graduate of Boston College and the St. Louis University School Of Medicine. He interned at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center and took his residency in ophthalmology at St. Louis University. He completed his fellowship in vitreous and retinal surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He has been practicing in the St. Louis area with Retina and Vitreous Consultants since 1984.
Dr. Krummenacher is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at the St. Louis University School Of Medicine and assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine.