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.

David H. Fischer, MD

Co-Director, Retina Service

Subspecialty: Retina


David H. Fischer, MD is board certified in ophthalmology and Co-Director of both the Retina Service and Uveitis Service at Wills Eye Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College and earned his medical doctor degree from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Fischer completed an internship at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania and a residency in Ophthalmology at Duke Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Fischer also served three fellowships. His first was held at Francis I. Proctor Institute, San Francisco, California and the second was held at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital in London, England, both with a concentration in ocular inflammatory disease. His third fellowship was held at Wills Eye Hospital where he specialized in vitreoretinal disease. Following his formal training, Dr. Fischer was in private practice as a vitreoretinal surgeon in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Fischer is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Uveitis Society, the Retina and Vitreous Societies, American Medical Society, International Association of Ocular Surgeons.

Dr. Fischer has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, and has been named one of the “Top Docs” in Philadelphia Magazine, and “Best Docs in America.”

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology – 1981


  • Fellowship:
    –  Wills Eye Hospital – 1981
    –  Moorfields Eye Hospital, London – 1979
    –  Francis I. Proctor Foundation, University of California San Francisco Medical Center – 1978
  • Residency:  Duke University – 1978
  • Medical School:  Temple University – 1974
  • Undergraduate:  Gettysburg College – 1968

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840 Walnut Street, Suite 1020
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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