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.

Since 2020, Dr. Waldrop has served on the Tissue Transplant Services Center Advisory Committee at UT Southwestern. In 2021, he assumed the role of Medical Director for the Transplant Services Center's Eye Bank. He is also the Associate Director of the Cornea Fellowship Program at UT Southwestern.

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 Eye Bank Association of America, the Cornea Society, the Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group, the Texas Medical Association, and the Texas Ophthalmological Association.

In the News

Dr. Waldrop speaks with KRLD News Radio 1080 on LASIK surgery in Ask The Expert: What Are The Dangers of LASIK Eye Surgery?

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), Cornea, External Disease & Keratorefractive Surgery
  • Medical School - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (2009-2013)
  • Internship - University Medical Center at Brackenridge (Formerly Brackenridge Hospital) (2013-2014), Internal Medicine
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2014-2017), Ophthalmology
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2020
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

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

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