Alice T. Epitropoulos MD, FACS is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in refractive and cataract surgery. She is a native of Columbus, Ohio and is passionate about improving the vision of her neighbors in Central Ohio. Her practice is focused on refractive cataract surgery with premium intraocular lenses and laser technology. She also has a Dry Eye Center of Excellence. She is a founding member and proud to be a part of The Eye Center of Columbus, an innovative affiliation of more than 80 ophthalmologists located in the Arena District in Downtown Columbus. Dr. Epitropoulos also serves as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at The Ohio State University. Dr. Epitropoulos received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing and her medical degree both from The Ohio State University. She completed her internship at Riverside Methodist Hospital and returned to The Ohio State University for her residency in ophthalmology where she served as Chief Resident. She serves as an editor for the Journal of Refractive Surgery. She won the “Outstanding Woman in Technology” award in 2008 from Tech Columbus for the patent that she developed on the EpiGlare tester. The product, designed for cataract patients, was launched at the 2015 American Academy of Ophthalmology International meeting.
Dr. Epitropoulos speaks and teaches nationally and internationally on cataract and refractive surgery, ocular surface disease, and innovations. She is actively engaged in clinical research and studies to evaluate new technology. She has published in several peer reviewed medical journals. She has also been involved in organized medicine and serves as a medical reviewer for a national ombudsman program.
She maintains membership, fellowships, and/or diplomatic status with the following groups and associations:
- National Board of Medical Examiners
- American Board of Ophthalmology
- Fellow American College and Surgeons
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- International Society of Refractive Surgeons
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
- Ohio Ophthalmological Society
Dr. Epitropoulos serves as one of the team physicians for the Columbus Blue Jackets. She also served as a member on NBC-4 Health Team for 10 years
Dr. Epitropoulos has been voted as one of the top refractive surgeons by fellow physicians in the Central Ohio Area (“Docs Rate the Docs”). She has also been recognized as one of America’s Best Doctors.