Dr Juanita Pappalardo
Dr Pappalardo BPharm MBBS (Hons) FRANZCO enjoys seeing patients of all ages and takes particular time and effort in ensuring her patients are given the time required to discuss their concerns and understand the best treatment options available to them.
Dr Pappalardo began her medical studies at the University of Queensland School of Medicine, where she was awarded an MBBS with First Class Honours and a University Medal in Medicine. She then underwent specialist Ophthalmology training in Queensland, during which time she was awarded the prestigious Filipic Greer Medal by the Royal and Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, for overall outstanding performance in Ophthalmic Pathology in Australia and New Zealand.
Following obtaining her Fellowship, Dr Pappalardo was motivated to undertake further training in the correct assessment and meticulous surgical management of pterygium with Professor Lawrence Hirst, and is proud to be able to provide this service to her patients as an accredited P.E.R.F.E.C.T for PTERYGIUM ® PARTNER. She is available for private consultations and assessments through Valley Eye Specialists in Fortitude Valley. She performs surgery at private day surgery and hospital facilities throughout Brisbane, including Brisbane Day Surgery at Spring Hill and North West Private Hospital at Everton Park.
Dr Pappalardo is additionally a Visiting Medical Officer at the Queensland Children’s Hospital where she provides an Ocular Genetics service and actively participates in registrar teaching. She maintains a keen and ongoing interest in ophthalmic research, and also likes to attempt to balance out her busy weeks by spending time with her husband four children – mostly by enjoying the great outdoors.