Department of Ophthalmology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Anschutz Medical Campus
1675 Aurora Court, Mail Stop F-731
Aurora, CO 80045
Appointment: (720) 848-2020
Dr. Taravella specializes in the treatment of cornea disorders, cataract and refractive surgery/vision correction. He has been on the faculty for 21 years. The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute and the University of Colorado Hospital features state of the art equipment for laser vision correction and cataract surgery.
Cornea disorders such as Keratoconus and Fuch’s Cornea dystrophy, Cataract, and refractive error such as myopia and astigmatism.
Cornea Transplant, Keratoprosthesis, Cataract surgery with a variety of implants such as presbyopic correcting, astigmatism correcting and monofocal lenses; Lasik and laser vision correction. Phakic Intraocular Lenses.
Helping to develop a Surgical Simulator for cataract surgery.
- Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
- Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX
- Fellowship: Cornea and Refractive Surgery, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT
2011 America’s Best Doctors Database
2010 America’s Best Doctors Database
2010 Full-time Faculty Teacher of the Year for Ophthalmology Department
2009 Full-time Faculty Teacher of the Year for Ophthalmology Department
2009 America’s Top Ophthalmologists Listing
2006-2007 Who’s Who Among Amerian Teachers & Educators
2006 America’s Top Ophthalmologists
2006 Denver’s Top Doctors 2006, 5280: Denver’s Mile High Magazine
2005 Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
2005 Denver’s Top Doctors 2005, 5280: Denver’s Mile High Magazine
2004 Denver’s Top Doctors 2004, 5280: Denver’s Mile High Magazine
2003 Denver’s Top Doctors 2003, 5280: Denver’s Mile High Magazine
2003 Distinguished Alumni Medal, Colorado School of Mines
2000 Denver’s Top Doctors 2000, 5280: Denver’s Mile High Magazine
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