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.

Courtland M. Schmidt Jr., MD

Subspecialty: Glaucoma

Areas of Interest

  • Participating in all Wills Glaucoma Service clinical trials with particular interest in surgical outcomes.


Courtland Schmidt Jr., MD is a physician on the Glaucoma Service at Wills Eye Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Schmidt received his undergraduate degree from Yale College and his medical degree (with honors) from Wayne State University School of Medicine, where he was elected to the AOA honor society. He completed an internship at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois and did an Ophthalmology Residency at Wills Eye Hospital where he also completed his Glaucoma Fellowship.

Dr. Schmidt has co-authored many publications and is a member of the American Glaucoma Society. He teaches residents and fellows on the Glaucoma Service of the Wills Eye Hospital and has lectured and taught locally and nationally. He has been listed as one of the “Best Doctors in America.”


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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology – 1990

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


Fellowship:  Wills Eye Hospital, Glaucoma – 1990
Residency:  Wills Eye Hospital – 1989
Medical School:  Wayne State University School of Medicine – 1985
Undergraduate:  Yale University – 1980


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