Mark H. Blecher, MD

Chief Medical Administrator

Subspecialty: Cataract


Mark H. Blecher, MD treats a wide range of eye problems, and is actively involved in refractive surgery and is former Co-Director of the Cataract and Primary Eye Care Service at Wills Eye Hospital.

Born and raised in suburban New York, Dr. Blecher attended Brandeis University followed by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he obtained his medical degree in 1982. Following a year of Internal Medicine he attended Wills Eye for his Ophthalmology residency, where during his third year he was also co- chief resident.

With the advent of LASIK, refractive surgery has taken a giant step forward and Dr. Blecher was one of the first to perform this procedure following FDA approval of the Excimer laser. Today, he concentrates on premium cataract surgery.

Dr. Blecher has remained active, teaching surgeons and residents, as well as presenting papers and giving instructional courses at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting, and at the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has lectured abroad as well. Currently, he is Senior Medical Editor of Review of Ophthalmology, a widely read and respected medical publication, and Medical Director of MDOffice an electronic medical records company. He is the proud recipient of the Golden Apple award from the residents of Wills Eye for teaching, and the Silver Tray award from the Wills Eye Alumni Society for service to the Hospital.

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Affiliation
Clinical Assistant Professor, Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University


  • Residency:  Wills Eye Hospital – 1983-1986
  • Medical School:  Einstein College of Medicine – 1982
  • Undergraduate:  Brandeis University – 1978

Honors and Awards

“Top DoctorsPhiladelphia magazine, 2011-2024
“America’s Top Doctors”, Castle Connolly  2014-2024
Wills Eye Silver Tray Award
Wills Eye Golden Apple Award

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

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