Sarah Michelson, MD

Subspecialty: Cataract, Primary Eye Care

Areas of Interest

My main clinical interests are in comprehensive ophthalmology and the management of both routine conditions and ocular emergencies. I thoroughly enjoy cataract surgery, and am interested in learning more about complex anterior segment surgery.


Dr. Sarah J. Michelson is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist who is actively involved with resident education.

Dr. Michelson was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and she is excited to return to the area to practice medicine. She attended Drexel University for her undergraduate degree, majoring in biological sciences. She graduated summa cum laude and with distinction from the Pennoni Honors College. She then obtained her medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and she again graduated with honors and was one of only six students in her class to be elected to Alpha Omega Alpha in her junior year. Dr. Michelson completed her ophthalmology residency training at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor. After graduation, she joined the Kellogg Eye Center faculty and won the Terry J. Bergstrom Faculty Teaching Award in her first year of clinical practice. She served as the Graduate Chief Resident for the 2021-2022 academic year. During this time, she played a key role in the residency program administration, and she had a strong focus on the clinical and surgical education of residents.

Dr. Michelson joined the Wills Eye Hospital staff in 2022. She continues to teach residents and sees patients with them in the Cataract and Primary Eye Care Clinic at Wills Eye Hospital. She also has a comprehensive ophthalmology practice in King of Prussia, where she sees patients with a wide variety of ophthalmic conditions including cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Michelson performs cataract surgery, minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), laser procedures, and minor eyelid procedures.

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology

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


  • Residency: University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan – 2020
  • Internship: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan – 2017
  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine – 2016
  • Undergraduate: Drexel University – 2012

Honors and Awards

2021 Terry J. Bergstrom Faculty Teaching Award, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center

2017 First year resident suturing award, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center

2016 Intern of the Month, Internal Medicine and Transitional Year Residency Programs, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor

2016 Elizabeth Safar Memorial Award in Multidisciplinary Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

2016 cum laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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

Katzman Eye Associates
901 E. 8th Avenue, Suite 101
King of Prussia, PA 19406