President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

A New Academic Year Begins for AGO

We welcome Cristos Ifantides, MD, MBA, as this year’s Wills Eye Hospital Academic Global Ophthalmology fellow.  A recent graduate of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s ophthalmology residency program, Cristos will be splitting his time between teaching the Wills Eye residents in Philadelphia and improving eye healthcare delivery while abroad.  His particular interests include improving educational systems, biotechnology to increase access of care, understanding the cultural implications of healthcare delivery, and solidifying the global network of eye-care professionals.  His first medical expedition will be to Guayaquil, Ecuador with other members of the Wills Eye Hospital team.