We’re delighted to announce a new addition to our Faculty, Dr. John Cropsey.
Dr. Cropsey completed his ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital. After residency, World Medical Mission’s Post-Residency Program provided Dr. Cropsey with an opportunity to be mentored for two years as a Global Ophthalmology fellow (2009-2011) at Tenwek Mission Hospital in rural Kenya.
Shortly after he moved to Burundi, accompanied by his family. During their time in Burundi (2013-2021), they partnered with Hope Africa University to more than double the number of doctors in the country through their training programs. Dr. Cropsey opened Kibuye’s ophthalmology service in 2014. Ophthalmology is now Kibuye Hospital’s first fully nationalised specialty service with a team of capable African eye care professionals bringing sight to the blind.
Dr. Cropsey has now joined RIIO and will will serve as the Director of Clinical Training and Global Ophthalmology. He will provide discipleship and training for the African ophthalmology residents in the program and also coordinate and supervise visiting global ophthalmology residents from the USA. In addition, he will assist in RIIO’s community outreach and development programs to bring eye care to rural areas in Rwanda.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Cropsey and his family to Rwanda and RIIO.