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.

Joanna M. Fisher, MD

Subspecialty: Cataract, Primary Eye Care

Areas of Interest

  • Cataract surgery
  • General ophthalmology


Joanna M. Fisher, MD is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in general comprehensive ophthalmology and is a Clinical Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson University. Her areas of expertise include anterior segment surgery, cataract, glaucoma and refractive surgery and has completed a mini fellowship in basic and advanced LASIK surgery. As a member of the faculty and teaching staff on the Cataract and Primary Eye Care Service at Wills Eye Hospital, Dr. Fisher continues to instruct residents and enjoys training future eye surgeons. She is an active member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Americam Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the recent president of the Intercounty Ophthalmic Society. Chosen by her Wills Eye colleagues, Dr. Fisher carries the distinctive honor of being voted one of Philadelphia's Top Doctors.

Dr. Fisher earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in a combined six-year B.A./M.D. program through Lehigh University. She continued her training with an Internship at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pennsylvania, followed by a Residency in Ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital. Dr. Fisher also completed a Mini Fellowship in Basic/Advanced LASIK Surgery. She also been certified to perform cosmetic services including Botox, Juvederm and Voluma.

On the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and past President of the Intercounty Ophthalmology Society, Dr. Fisher is also a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She volunteers her time in the community at the annual Wills Eye Hospital Give Kids Sight Day.

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology – 1987

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


  • Residency:  Wills Eye Hospital – 1986
  • Medical School:  Medical College of Pennsylvania – 1982
  • Undergraduate:  Lehigh University – 1978

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840 Walnut Street, Suite 1230
Philadelphia, PA 19107 Google Maps

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8400 Roosevelt Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19152

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