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.

Ann P. Murchison, MD, MPH

Director, Emergency Department

Subspecialty: Emergency Medicine, Oculoplastic & Orbital Surgery

Areas of Interest

  • Emergency medicine
  • Ocular and adnexal trauma
  • Ophthalmic public health
  • Orbital and skull-based diseases
  • Reconstructive surgery


Ann P. Murchison, MD, MPH is Director of the Emergency Department at Wills Eye Hospital, associate professor of ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University and senior fellow at Jefferson School of Population Health. Her ophthalmology residency was at the University of Washington in Seattle and fellowship training at Emory University in Atlanta. She then went on to complete a masters in public health at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. Upon completing her fellowship she joined the Emory faculty as Assistant Professor in 2006. In 2008 she joined Wills Eye Hospital where her focus is on functional and traumatic disorders of the orbit and adnexa in both children and adults.

Dr. Murchison is a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed and invited journal articles as well as authoring and editing books and book chapters. She has presented at both national and international meetings in ophthalmology and other disciplines. She is very active in teaching, including training medical students and residents.

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Board Certification
Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

Academic Affiliation
Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


  • Fellowship:  Emory University, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Residency:  University of Washington
    Medical School:  University of Vermont
    Undergraduate:  University of Colorado


Language Spoken

English, Spanish


To search for journal publications by this doctor, visit the National Library of Medicine

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