Katherine M. Whipple, M.D.
Katherine M. Whipple, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist, fellowship-trained in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Oculofacial Plastic Surgery.
After completing her residency in ophthalmology at the University of California San Diego where she earned several research and academic honors and was named Chief Resident in 2010, Dr. Whipple spent an additional two years to complete a prestigious and highly sought after fellowship in Orbital and Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This fellowship is approved by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is highly specialized, graduating only approximately 15 physicians nationwide each year.
The fellowship exposed Dr. Whipple in depth to every part of orbital, lacrimal, and eyelid surgery, including learning the very latest techniques. This included advanced training in aesthetic techniques and rejuvenation treatments. During her fellowship, she completed thousands of reconstructive and aesthetic surgeries. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, published numerous chapters, presented internationally at scientific meetings, and even developed a novel technique to rejuvenate the aging eyebrows. She is well respected by her colleagues and looked up to by the residents she trained, even receiving the Teacher of the Year Award during her fellowship.
With exciting opportunities to practice all over the country, Dr. Whipple decided to do what she dreamed of doing since she was young. She chose to return to her hometown, Webster, NY where she was born and raised, and treat the community she grew up loving.
In her first year in a local private practice, Dr. Whipple pursued her interest in using light devices in ophthalmology, being the first and only physician in Rochester, NY to treat refractive dry eye. Initial results demonstrated positive results with relief to many patients. Dr. Whipple presented these findings at a specialty meeting in Las Vegas, this past fall.
In 2015, Dr. Whipple opened Envision Eye & Aesthetics, a practice based on her philosophy that “If you treat each patient as you would a loved one, you can’t go wrong.” She believes each person is unique, so his or her health care should be too.
Every member of the Envision team believes in this philosophy, making it easy to take care of each patient by simply doing the right thing. Put into practice, this concept has paved the way for adding new services at Envision Eye & Aesthetics: medical grade treatments, including facials, waxing, and brow shaping by licensed aesthetician, Amanda Phelps. So whether your treatment is restorative or cosmetic, Dr. Whipple will personally sit with you to discuss all your options. Then, together, you’ll decide on the optimal plan to achieve the best version of you. We look forward to working with you.
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