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William Dupps, MD, PhD

216.444.2020

William Dupps, MD, PhD

Appointed: 2004

William Dupps, MD, PhD
Department: Transplantation Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code i32
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.2020
WorkFax:216.445.8475
William Dupps, MD, PhD
Department: Ophthalmology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code i32
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.2020
WorkFax:216.445.8475
William Dupps, MD, PhD
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code i32
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.2020
WorkFax:216.445.8475
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

William J. Dupps Jr., MD, PhD, a native of Catawba Island, Ohio, joined the staff of Cleveland Clinic in 2006 and has appointments in Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering and Transplantation. He also holds an adjunct appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. After graduating with an undergraduate degree in chemical Engineering from Purdue University, he completed his master’s and doctoral degrees in Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University, where he also earned his medical degree with honors as a fellow in the Medical Scientist Training Program. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, a research fellowship in ocular gene therapy at the National Eye Institute, and a two-year Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the Cole Eye Institute. He specializes in refractive surgery, corneal transplantation, and cataract surgery.

With funding from the National Keratoconus Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and a Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award, Dr. Dupps leads an interdisciplinary research team in the Ocular Biomechanics and Imaging Laboratory at the Cole Eye Institute focused on the biomechanics of keratoconus and methods for improving refractive surgery outcomes with patient-specific computational modeling. Dr. Dupps is listed in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and America’s Top Ophthalmologists, and was named Teacher of the Year by the residents of the Cole Eye Institute in 2010.

Dr. Dupps is Associate Editor of the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, the leading journal in the field of anterior segment eye surgery, and has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters. He is named on several patents and received the Cleveland Clinic’s first Early Career Innovation Award in 2009.

Professional Highlights

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • Principle Site Investigator, NIH/NEI Multi-Center Genetic Study of Fuchs’ Dystrophy   
  • Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award
  • NIH K12/KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Programs Grant
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Innovations Grants
  • Oral Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology: Practicing Ophthalmologist Curriculum (POC) Refractive Management/Intervention Panel & Committee for Research, Regulatory & External Scientific Relations

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2006
Residency - University of Iowa College of Medicine
Ophthalmology
Iowa City, IA USA
2004
Internship - Indiana University School of Medicine
Transitional Medicine
Indianapolis, IN USA
2001
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
2000
Doctorate - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
BioMedical Engineering
Columbus, OH USA
1998
Graduate - The Ohio State University
BioMedical Engineering
Columbus, OH USA
1995
Undergraduate - Purdue University
Chemical Engineering
West Lafayette, IN USA
1992

Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

corneal transplantation & cataract, Refractive Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
  • S.J. Roessler Memorial Research Scholarship Award
  • Landacre Society Research Honorary
  • Latin American Studies Program Grant
  • American Medical Student Association International Health Travel Grant
  • Graduate Student Alumni Research Award, The Ohio State University
  • Presidential Fellowship, The Ohio State University Graduate School
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • The Nation’s Deans List
  • Eli Alcorn Prize in Ophthalmology, The Ohio State University
  • National Eye Institute Travel Grant, ARVO
  • The Fischbach Medical Scholarship, Delta Tau Delta Education Foundation
  • Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award
  • Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
  • America’s Top Ophthalmologists, Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • Academic Hall of Fame, Port Clinton High School, Port Clinton, Ohio
  • Early Career Innovation Award, Cleveland Clinic
  • Distinguished Alumni Lecture, University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors Inc.
  • Teacher of the Year, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University
  • Cambridge Who’s Who Registry among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs
  • Cleveland’s Top Doctors, Cleveland Magazine
  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Innovations & Patents

  • Roberts C, Dupps WJ, Katsube N. “Methods and instruments for refractive ophthalmic surgery.” US Patent 20030208190. Licensed by Bausch & Lomb Surgical. Published Nov. 3, 2003
  • Roberts C, Dupps WJ, Katsube N. “System for refractive ophthalmic surgery.” European Patent Office 05013025.1
  • Dupps WJ, Rollins AM, Ford M. Method for measuring biomechanical properties in an eye. Patent filed May 2006, issued May 3, 2011 as US 7935058 B2
  • Krueger RR, Dupps WJ, Trokel SL, Thornton IL. Method for altering optic nerve head and scleral stiffness. US Provisional Patent Application No. 60/921,317, filed on April 2, 2007
  • Dupps WJ, Sinha Roy A. Computational model of the eye. US Provisional Patent Application 61047179 filed April 23, 2008

Memberships

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Cornea Section
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE)
  • Cleveland Ophthalmological Society
  • Society for Clinical and Translational Science

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/6/2014, Dr. Dupps has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Dupps receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Avedro, Inc.

Royalty Payments. Dr. Dupps receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Avedro, Inc.

Right to Future Distribution of Cleveland Clinic Financial Interest. Dr. Dupps may receive future financial benefits from the Cleveland Clinic for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Avedro, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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  • English