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.

Rachel M. Niknam, MD

Subspecialty: Glaucoma

Areas of Interest

  •  Medical and surgical management of glaucoma and cataract


Rachel Niknam, MD is a member of the Glaucoma Service at Wills Eye Hospital and an Associate Professor at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. She is board certified in Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Her area of special interest is medical and surgical management of glaucoma and cataract. Dr. Niknam performs glaucoma surgery as well as state-of-the-art laser assisted cataract surgery.

Dr. Niknam is a 1997 graduate of Yeshiva University and received her medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College in 2002. She completed her internship year at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and then completed her ophthalmology residency at Drexel University – Hahnemann University Hospital in 2006. Dr. Niknam then went on to do a glaucoma fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Scheie Eye Institute.

Dr. Niknam is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology

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


Fellowship:  University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute, glaucoma
Residency:  Albert Einstein Medical Center
Medical School:  Jefferson Medical College – 2002
Undergraduate:  Yeshiva University – 1997


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