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.

Brenton D. Finklea, MD

Director, Center for Academic Global Ophthalmology

Subspecialty: Cornea

Areas of Interest

Cornea, anterior segment, refractive surgery, cataracts, global ophthalmology


Wills Eye Center for Academic Global Ophthalmology

Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Affiliation
Instructor, Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University


  • Fellowships:
    Duke University Eye Center, Cornea and External Disease
    Wills Eye Hospital, Academic Global Ophthalmology
  • Residency:  Wills Eye Hospital
  • Medical School:  University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: University of Florida

Honors and Awards

2017   James Shipman Award   –   Best resident paper presentation.
Wills Eye Conference, Philadelphia, PA

2016  Best Article – 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Eyewiki Resident & Fellows Contest

2014  Intern of the Year Award – Georgetown / Inova Fairfax Hospital Transitional Residency Program

Language Spoken



Finklea BD. “Zonulopathy: Evaluation and Management” American Academy of Ophthalmology EyeWiki. Dec 1, 2016.

Sridhar J, Shahlaee A, Mehta S et al. The Utility of Structured Video Indirect Ophthalmoscope-Guided Education in Improving Resident Ophthalmologist Confidence and Ability with Indirect Ophthalmoscopy and Scleral Depression.  Retina Ophthalmology.  Accepted December 2016, pending publication.

Finklea BD, Cohen MN, Sergott RC.  Severe headache and blurred vision. JAMA Ophthalmology. 2016;134(10):1191-1192.

Shiple D, Finklea B, Lauderdale JD, Netland PA.  Keratopathy, cataract, and dry eye in a survey of aniridia subjects.  Clin Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb 10;9:291-5.

Finklea B, McKeague M, & Dunn JP.  Progressively worsening monocular blurred vision leads a 60-year-old woman to seek an evaluation at Wills. Review of Ophthalmology. “Resident Case Series”.  September 2015.

Finklea BD.  Scleral discoloration, irritation and decreased vision prompt a 66-year-old man to seek help from the Wills Eye Cornea Service. Review of Ophthalmology. “Resident Case Series”.  January 2015.

Shiple D, Finklea B, Netland PA. Survey of Cataracts and Corneal Disease in Eyes with Aniridia. The Association for Research and Vision annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL. May 7th, 2012

DuPont SJ, Finklea BD; Posso LM, Stroot PG.  High-Rate Nitrification by Co2-Sensitive Nitrifying Bacteria.  Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2006: pp. 1627-1637(11)

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