Dr. Taras Semchyshyn, MD

Dr. Taras Semchyshyn, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Taras Semchyshyn, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Winston Salem, NC and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in ophthalmology, cornea & external diseases, and more.

2025 Frontis Plaza Blvd Ste 100

Winston Salem, NC 27103

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Semchyshyn performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ocular Surface Reconstruction
very high
more than 99% of peers
Herpetic Keratitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Cornea Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Semchyshyn's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Semchyshyn "I am an eye doctor who performs cornea transplants LASIK eye surgery and takes care of patients with cataracts. Ive been at Duke for over 12 years. I chose medicine because it allows me to apply science in a very effective tangible way to improve peoples lives. When I see patients my goal is to combine compassionate care with personalized attention. I also try to educate my patients so they can more easily understand and follow their treatment plan. I was inspired to become an eye doctor after having an experience teaching a man with vision impairment to ski again. I continue to obtain great fulfillment from helping patients improve their vision so they can see well and have the confidence to function again on a high level. In my free time I play ice hockey and enjoy spending time with my family."


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3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

63  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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16  Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Vanderbilt Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Semchyshyn has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Semchyshyn's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Semchyshyn to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Semchyshyn's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Over 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Semchyshyn did a cornea transplant on my 93 year old mother. He was fabulous!! From day one all the way through the surgery and follow up, he showed compassion and utmost care for her. I highly recommend him to anyone who is needing a cornea transplant.
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