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Paul J. Tapino, MD

Paul J. Tapino, MD Physician

Director, Ophthalmology Residency Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Languages spoken:

  • Italian

Dr. Tapino is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 2005

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Superior Vision Benefit Mgmt, Inc (Block Vision)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Residency: University of Pennsylvania Health System


American Academy of Ophthalmology, National Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO), National Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Tapino is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Fisher JB., Binenbaum G., Tapino P., Volpe NJ.: Development and face and content validity of an eye surgical skills assessment test for ophthalmology residents Ophthalmology 113 (12): 2364-70,2006.

Academic Contact Info

Scheie Eye Institute
51 North 39th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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