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Medical Director for Governmental Affairs

Michael X Repka MD 2013Michael X. Repka, MD

Dr. Repka currently serves as the Academy's medical director for governmental affairs.  Prior to this position, he served on the Academy's Committee of Secretaries as the secretary for federal affairs since 2005. He has served on several Academy committees, including chair of the Federal Economic Policy Committee, Diagnostic and Procedural Terminology and Reimbursement Committee and the EyeNet editorial advisory board. He is also the Academy's advisor to the CPT editorial panel of the American Medical Association.

He received his medical degree from the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and completed his ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital. Following completion of his residency training, a fellowship was spent training in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus as well as neuro-ophthalmology at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Repka is a professor of ophthalmology and a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has been at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine since 1983. He is nationally and internationally known for his contributions in the fields of pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, retinopathy of prematurity and pediatric neuro-ophthalmology. His clinical practice includes an interest in the management of strabismus and amblyopia. In these areas, he has a special interest in using alternatives to patching for the management of amblyopia and using strabismus surgery, botulinum toxin and adjustable sutures to treat strabismus. He performs cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation on children with cataracts. He also has a special interest in pediatric neuro-ophthalmology involving normal and abnormal visual development and the effect of injury and tumor on the visual system of the child.