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.

Michael D. Abendroth, MD, MBA

Subspecialty: Cataract

Areas of Interest

  • Cataract surgery (standard and premium lenses)
  • Refractive surgery (LASIK and PRK)
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (iStent, Kahook, and OMNI)


Dr. Michael Abendroth was born in Boston and raised in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Dartmouth College then earned his Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration degrees from Penn State University, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies. He completed his internship at MacNeal Hospital in Chicago, where he was awarded Intern of the Year. He then completed his residency at Wills Eye Hospital, where he was a Chief Resident.

Dr. Abendroth has a special interest in patient education, safety and quality improvement, and practice efficiency. He has presented his research at national and international meetings. He currently is developing a surgical training curriculum and website for the Wills Eye Residents. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and traveling.

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


  • Residency: Wills Eye Hospital – 2020
  • Internship: MacNeal Hospital – 2016
  • Medical School: Penn State University – 2015
  • Business School: Penn State University – 2015
  • Undergraduate: Dartmouth College – 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Residency: Chief Resident, Shipman Resident Research Award, Jefferson Housestaff Quality and Safety Poster Session winner, Heed Foundation Resident Retreat
  • Internship: Intern of the Year
  • Medical School: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Business School: Valedictorian, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, Suite 1230
Philadelphia, PA 19107 Google Maps

Wills Eye Surgery Center
at Philadelphia Stadium Campus
3340 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 463-1900 (phone)
(215) 463-3761 (fax)

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