Jurij R. Bilyk, MD, FACS

Subspecialty: Oculoplastic & Orbital Surgery

Areas of Interest

  • Blepharospasm
  • Cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery
  • Graves’ disease
  • Lacrimal surgery
  • Orbital disease and trauma


Dr. Jurij R. Bilyk is an attending surgeon on the Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Service at Wills Eye Hospital and a professor of ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Bilyk completed an internship in internal medicine at Jefferson University Hospital and his residency in ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital. His oculoplastic and orbital surgery fellowship training was completed at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) of Harvard Medical School with Dr. John Shore. Upon completing his fellowship, Dr. Bilyk joined the faculty at MEEI in 1993. In 1994, he returned to Wills Eye Hospital, where he has a special interest in orbital disease and trauma, and works closely with the Departments of Otolaryngology, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, and Neurosurgery at Jefferson University Hospital.

Dr. Bilyk is a member of the Orbit Society as well as a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). He has served as the chairman of the ASOPRS thesis committee and has won awards for his teaching excellence. He has published over 100 papers in the peer-reviewed literature as well as numerous book chapters, and is a frequently invited speaker at local, national, and international conferences.

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Academic Affiliation
Professor of Ophthalmology, Thomas Jefferson University


Fellowship:  Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary – 1994
Residency:  Wills Eye Hospital – 1991
Medical School:  Jefferson Medical College – 1987
Undergraduate:  University of Pennsylvania – 1983

Honors and Awards

“Top Doctors” Philadelphia magazine – 2016-2024
Wills Eye Alumni Society Silver Tray Award 2017

Language Spoken

English, Spanish, Ukrainian


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Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, Suite 910
Philadelphia, PA 19107 Google Maps

Wills Eye Surgical Network - Northeast Philadelphia
8400 Roosevelt Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19152

Wills Eye Surgical Network - South Philadelphia
3340 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145

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