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Chelsey Knapper, D.O.

Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon

Chelsey Knapper D.O - Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon in St. Petersburg, FL

Dr. Chelsey Knapper is a highly skilled oculofacial plastic surgeon. She specializes in blepharoplasty, eyelid skin cancer, botox and other injectables. She began her academic journey at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology, as well as minors in Biochemistry and Dance. Her passion for medicine led her to Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she was awarded her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine.

After completing her doctorate, Dr. Knapper further advanced her medical expertise at the Ascension Hospital System in Detroit, Michigan, where she completed an intensive internship and residency in Ophthalmology. Following her residency, she embraced a rigorous fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery at Michigan Neuro-Ophthalmology and Oculoplastics in Warren, Michigan.

Dr. Knapper’s vast experience includes rotations at a multitude of esteemed institutions across the nation, including the Kresge Eye Institute, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and Columbia University. These varied experiences have afforded her a comprehensive skill set. Outside the confines of outpatient medical practice, Dr. Knapper is committed to using her professional knowledge to help the underserved both locally and internationally. She has traveled on mission teams to Mexico and Mozambique, and was part of a mission-oriented ophthalmology effort in Cusco, Peru. She loves to play tennis, and is an avid marathon runner, having participated in numerous races, including the Boston Marathon. Her broad medical acumen, commitment to global service, and personal resilience make Dr. Knapper a well-rounded physician dedicated to delivering empathetic and proficient care to her patients.”

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