El Paso Ophthalmologist
Louis M. Alpern, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.
Dr. Louis Alpern has been serving the city of El Paso with medical excellence for over thirty years, and he loves what he does. “I can’t think of anything more rewarding than working with someone who is blind or partially sighted and helping them see again,” he says.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Alpern earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and Masters in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health. He served a rotating internship at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut and completed his ophthalmology residency at Washington University/ Barnes Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. Attracted by El Paso’s climate and culture, he brought his young family to the Sun City and set up his practice in 1978.
Dr. Alpern has a keen interest in the newest developments in medicine, and has collaborated with companies like Alcon, Allergan, Pharmacia, Pfizer and Ista to research glaucoma, cataracts, and dry eye. Dr. Alpern developed an intraocular lens implant with Alcon Laboratories which was widely adopted by eye surgeons around the world for cataract surgery.
He was awarded a diplomate by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1979 and served as the President of the West Texas Ophthalmological Association from 1985 – 1987. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons, and the International College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, El Paso County Medical Society, Texas Ophthalmological Society, and American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Alpern has provided free medical services to those in need on both sides of the border with See International, and founded Vista Entre Las Fronteras, an organization that provided free cataract surgery to those in need.
Out of the office, Dr. Alpern enjoys horseback riding and skiing whenever he gets the chance.