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Kimberly C. Sippel, M.D.


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Biographical Info

Dr. Kimberly Sippel attended Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduating with honors in Biochemical Sciences. She received her medical degree with the Alpha Omega Alpha honor distinction from the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City. Following two years of training in general surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Sippel completed ophthalmology residency training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. She then completed the fellowship program in Cornea and External Disease at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and is a recipient of both a Heed Foundation fellowship, as well as the American Ophthalmological Society Knapp Foundation fellowship award. 

Dr. Sippel also pursued several years of vision-related laboratory investigation as a Research Fellow at both the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Sippel is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. 

Dr. Sippel is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Weill Cornell Medicine and the NewYork Presbyterian Hospital. Prior to joining the Weill Cornell faculty, Dr. Sippel was with Cornea Consultants of Boston/ Laser Eye Consultants of Boston and had an active teaching role at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. Her interests include laser vision correction surgery, corneal transplantation and cataract surgery, corneal disease and dry eye, and conjunctival tumors.

Kimberly C. Sippel, M.D. discusses the specifics of the cornea.

Honors and Awards

1984 Cum Laude Society

1984 Herbert E. Teshemacher merit scholarship for Harvard College

1984-88 Harvard College Scholarship

1984-88 Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Certificate of Merit

1993 Alpha Omega Alpha

1993 Rudin Merit Scholarship

1993 AMWA Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation Award

1993 Louis Gibofsky Memorial Prize for Research in the Field of Immunology

2000-01 Heed Foundation Fellowship

2001-02 AOS-Knapp Fund Fellowship

Board Certifications
American Board of Ophthalmology
Clinical Expertise
Refractive Surgery
Laser Vision Correction
Corneal Disease
Corneal Disorder
Laser Vision Correction Surgery
LASIK Surgery
Comprehensive Eye Examination
Cornea Transplantation
Custom LASIK of Both Eyes
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
Clinical Research
Clinical Research Trials
Blurry Vision
Decreased Vision
Dry Eyes
Tearing Eyes
Watering Eyes
Red Eye
Corneal Cross-Linking
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Dry Eye Syndrome
  • M.D.
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Associate Attending Ophthalmologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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