Cornea and External Diseases
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 is the Director of Cornea and Refractive surgery at the UCHealth Eye Center and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is an American Board of Ophthalmology certified surgeon and specializes in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery. Dr. Taravella is the former medical director of the pioneering ClearVision Laser Centers and is the only AMO VISX® trainer for physicians in the region. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado and an ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas, he received specialized fellowship training at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Taravella has been on our faculty for over two decades.
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