Thomas John, MD is clinical associate professor at Loyola University at Chicago and he is in private practice in Tinley Park and Oak Lawn, Illinois. He is
Visiting Professor at the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He was the former Director of Cornea Service, University of Chicago, and is known to be a world leader in lamellar keratoplasty. He has edited 3 surgical textbooks in lamellar keratoplasty, designed several surgical instruments, and teaches a surgical course in anterior and posterior lamellar keratoplasty in Chicago. He completed his 2-year, Clinical Cornea Fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, and his Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Dr. John is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Techniques in Ophthalmology, Associate Editor of Annals of Ophthalmology, and is on the editorial boards of other publications. He has published extensively, and lectures nationally and internationally. He has received first place awards for his surgical videos from American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), and International Society of Refractive Surgery. He is the editor of Surgical Maneuvers and Corneal Dissection columns in Ocular Surgery News. He is one of the film judges for ASCRS. He is listed in Chicago Top Doctor, Chicago magazine, America’s Top Doctors, and Americas Top Ophthalmologists. He is the band leader (drummer) for the group ARVO Rocks, and completed the 8th annual rock concert in Fort Lauderdale during the annual ARVO convention.