“As one of only a handful of pediatric retina surgeons in the world, I am strongly motivated to deliver the best care to as many children as possible.”

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Wesleyan University , 2004 , Middletown , CT

Medical School

  • Weill Cornell Medical College , 2010 , New York , NY

Internship

  • New York Hospital Queens , 2011 , Flushing , NY

Residency

  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary , 2014 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • William Beaumont Hospital , 2016 , Royal Oak , MI

Philosophy of Care

As one of only a handful of pediatric retina surgeons in the world, I am strongly motivated to deliver the best care to as many children as possible.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Yoshihiro Yonekawa is an adult and pediatric retina surgeon. He is the director of the Pediatric Retina Surgery Program at Boston Children's Hospital, where his team treats children with various retinal conditions, including retinopathy of prematurity, familial exudative vitreoretinopathy, Norrie disease, Coats’ disease, Von Hippel Lindau syndrome, persistent fetal vasculature, congenital retinoschisis, traumatic macular hole, open globe injuries, and all forms of retinal detachment in children.

 

Dr. Yonekawa received his MD with honors from Weill Cornell Medical College and completed his ophthalmology residency at Harvard Medical School. He underwent specialized fellowship training in adult and pediatric retina surgery at Associated Retinal Consultants/William Beaumont Hospital. His expertise has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards, including those from the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, Ronald G. Michels Foundation, and the Retina Society. Dr. Yonekawa has contributed more than 150 original papers, editorials, and textbook chapters to the field. He serves as Assistant Editor for the journal RETINA and as Deputy Editor for the Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases. He brings to Boston Children’s Hospital the latest treatment techniques for various retinal conditions.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Ophthalmology