Dr. John J. Alappatt graduated magna cum laude with Alpha Omega Alpha honors
from a 6-year combined undergraduate and medical school program at Northeastern Ohio Universities. He went on to complete his general ophthalmology residency at the University of Cincinnati, followed by subspecialty training in retinal diseases at the University of Texas and Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Following his subspecialty training, Dr. Alappatt accepted a position as full-time faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School where he conducted research in retinal diseases and mentored young retinal surgeons. Dr. Alappatt also served as Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine as well as the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Alappatt has participated in mission work performing surgery in the Dominican Republic and Honduras.