Alex V. Levin, MD, MHSc

Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics

Subspecialty: Adult and Pediatric Ocular Genetics, Pediatric Cataract, Pediatric Glaucoma, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Pediatric Uveitis

Areas of Interest

  • Child abuse
  • Childhood cataract
  • Childhood glaucoma
  • Childhood uveitis
  • Genetic eye disorders
  • Medical and ophthalmology ethics
  • The eye in systemic diseases of childhood


Alex V. Levin, MD, MHSc is Chief of the Wills Eye Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics Service. He graduated medical school from Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University and completed a pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). After a year on staff at CHOP as a child abuse pediatrician, he then completed an ophthalmology residency program at Wills Eye Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Dr. Levin is board certified in both pediatrics and ophthalmology and his interests include childhood cataract, childhood glaucoma, childhood uveitis, genetic eye disorders in adults and children, the eye in systemic diseases of childhood, child abuse, and medical and ophthalmology ethics. Dr. Levin is widely published in the pediatric and ophthalmology peer-reviewed literature and is frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology 1991; Pediatrics 1986

Academic Affiliation
Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


  • Fellowship: The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, pediatric ophthalmology – 1989-1990
  • Residency: Wills Eye Hospital, Ophthalmology – 1986-1989;
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatrics – 1982-1985
  • Medical School: Jefferson Medical College – 1982
  • Graduate: University of Toronto – 2001
  • Undergraduate: Muhlenberg College – 1978


Honors and Awards

Best Doctors in America 2015-2018; Children’s Glaucoma Foundation Honoree 2017; American Registry Most Honored Professionals Award 2016; Castle Connolly “America’s Top Doctors” 2014, 2015

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