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.

J. Mark Engel, MD, FAAO

Subspecialty: Pediatric Ophthalmology


J. Mark Engel, MD, FAAO received his subspecialty training in pediatric ophthalmology at Northwestern University and The Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. Engel is Board Certified in Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a full member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Dr. Engel is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Engel serves as the Chief, Section of Pediatric Ophthalmology, at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is the Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and at St. Peter’s University Hospital, and an attending physician at Wills Eye Hospital.

For his teaching excellence, Dr. Engel received the Ruth Steinman pediatric teaching award two times and the volunteer teacher of the year award three times. He annually helps children abroad in his work with the international organization Healing the Children.
Dr. Engel has authored papers in leading ophthalmic journals, pioneering techniques in adjustable sutures and nasolacrimal duct obstruction. He has presented his work at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS).

Dr. Engel has been listed every year from 2003 to 2014 in the Castle Connolly’s New York Metro Top Doctors directory. New Jersey Monthly listed Dr. Engel as one of the top doctors in New Jersey from 2011 to 2014 and a Top Doctor for In Jersey Magazine in 2013, 2014.

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology, 1992

Academic Affiliation
Clinical Associate Professor, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


  • Fellowship:  Children’s Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago, pediatric ophthalmology, 1991-1992
  • Residency:
    –  Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, Ophthalmology, 1988-1991
    –  Northwestern University Medical Center at Evanston Hospital, Chicago, Internal Medicine, 1986-1988
  • Medical School:  Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, 1982-1986
  • Undergraduate:  Haverford College, 1976-1980

Language Spoken

English, Spanish

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