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.

George L. Spaeth, MD

Subspecialty: Glaucoma

Areas of Interest

  • Measurement of disability to patients with eye disease
  • Nature of the optic disk Image analysis of the optic disk
  • New surgical treatments for glaucoma
  • Quality of life in patients with glaucoma


George L. Spaeth, MD is a world-renowned ophthalmologist and Director Emeritus of the Glaucoma Service at Wills Eye Hospital. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, completed his residency in ophthalmology at Wills Eye, followed by fellowship training in glaucoma at the National Institute of Neurological Disease & Blindness. He has held the Lewis J. Esposito Glaucoma Research Professorship since 2000 and is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is the author of many hundreds of papers in the peer-reviewed literature, has written scores of book chapters, and has edited 21 books.

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology – 1965

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


Fellowship:  National Institute of Neurological Disease & Blindness, Glaucoma – 1965
Residency:  Wills Eye Hospital – 1963
Medical School:  Harvard Medical School – 1959
Undergraduate:  Yale University – 1954

Honors and Awards

Castle Connolly “America’s Top Doctors” 2014

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


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