Robert S. Bailey, MD

Director, Cataract & Primary Eye Care Service

Subspecialty: Cataract, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Primary Eye Care

Areas of Interest

Cataract Surgery


Robert S. Bailey Jr., MD is Chief of the Cataract & Primary Eye Care Service at Wills Eye Hospital, a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson University, on active staff at Chestnut Hill Hospital, and currently serves as Chief of its Division of Ophthalmology. He serves on numerous committees at Wills, and has an integral role there in teaching surgery to Ophthalmology residents. His numerous publications, presentations, and lectures focus on cataract and anterior segment surgery and their complications. Dr. Bailey’s practice emphasizes excellence in cataract surgery in both routine and high-risk patients. He also provides meticulous diagnosis and treatment of comprehensive ophthalmology patients. 

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Affiliation
Associate Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


  • Residency: Wills Eye Hospital – 1984
  • Medical School: Hahnemann University Medical School – 1980

Honors and Awards

Philadelphia magazine “Top Doctors” 2011-2017
Castle Connolly “America’s Top Doctors” 2014-2017

Language Spoken


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

Wills Eye Surgical Network - Plymouth Meeting
605 Ridge Pike, Building B
Conshohocken, PA 19428

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