William Waldrop, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in cataract, refractive, and corneal surgery; corneal and external eye diseases; and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Waldrop is board certified in ophthalmology.

Dr. Waldrop earned his medical degree at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, where he was an Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society junior inductee and a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at UT Southwestern, where he also received advanced fellowship training in treating corneal, cataract, and external disease and in performing keratorefractive surgery. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017.

Dr. Waldrop is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Texas Medical Association, and the Texas Ophthalmological Association.

In the News

Dr. Waldrop speaks with KERA news on eyelid hygiene in Eyelid Hygiene: An Often Overlooked Key To Healthy Eyes.

Personal Note

A native of Houston, Dr. Waldrop lives in Dallas with his wife and two daughters.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2017-2018)
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2014-2017), Ophthalmology
  • Internship - University Medical Center at Brackenridge (Formerly Brackenridge Hospital) (2013-2014), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (2009-2013)
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2020

Clinical Focus

  • Cornea & External Disease
  • Refractive & Cataract Surgery
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Cataracts

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