Michael Chappell, MD
Rapid City Ophthalmologist
Dr. Michael C. Chappell is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear drainage system, bones and contents of the orbit around the eye, and the face. He is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, and received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, before earning his medical degree, graduating with honors (Alpha Omega Alpha), from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Dr. Chappell completed an internship in internal medicine from St. Mary’s Medical Center and an ophthalmology residency at California Pacific Medical Center both in San Francisco, California.
Following his residency, Dr. Chappell completed a two-year oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery (oculoplastics) fellowship accredited by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), at the University of Washington in Seattle. At the conclusion of his fellowship, he received the Marvin H. Quickert Thesis Award – a prestigious recognition given to the most outstanding research conducted in the United States by oculoplastics fellows for that year. Dr. Chappell enjoys the breadth of the field of oculoplastics and is continually fascinated by the form and function of the periocular and facial tissues.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Chappell enjoys listening to and playing music, playing soccer, running, travel, and spending time with family and friends.