Sonia Mehta, MD

Subspecialty: Retina

Areas of Interest

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal vein occlusions
  • Uveitis
  • Vitreoretinal surgery


Sonia Mehta, MD is an active member of the Retina Service at Wills Eye Hospital and is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine.

She graduated magna cum laude from Boston University and received her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine where she was awarded the Dr. Samuel & Helen Poplack Award for Outstanding Clinical Competence and Excellence in Patient Care.  Dr. Mehta completed her internship in General Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania-Presbyterian Medical Center.  She performed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Pennsylvania and Scheie Eye Institute. For her dedication and excellence in teaching, she was awarded the University of Pennsylvania Department of Ophthalmology Teaching Award by the faculty and students. Dr. Mehta completed her two-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Emory University where she was recognized by the Department of Ophthalmology two years in a row for outstanding clinical research.

Board certified in Ophthalmology, Dr. Mehta has authored numerous articles and book chapters on vitreoretinal diseases and has lectured and taught instructional courses at ophthalmology meetings, both nationally and abroad. She is also author of Step-Up to the USMLE Step 1, among the best-selling medical textbooks, now in its fifth edition.

Dr. Mehta has expertise in all areas of retinal surgery including macular holes, macular pucker, retinal detachment, and diabetic vitrectomy.  She is actively involved as a clinical investigator in several clinical trials pertaining to age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, uveitis, and vitreoretinal surgery.  Dr. Mehta is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, and Pennsylvania Medical Society.

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology – 2013

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


  • Fellowship:  Emory University – 2013
  • Residency:  University of Pennsylvania – Scheie Eye Institute – 2011
  • Medical School:  Boston University School of Medicine – 2007
  • Undergraduate:  Boston University – 2003


Honors and Awards

Dr. Samuel & Helen Poplack Award for Outstanding Patient Care-2007, Harold G. Scheie Teaching Award for Excellence in Medical Education-2011, Emory Eye Center Award for Outstanding Clinical Research-2012-2013

Language Spoken

English, Hindi, Punjabi

Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, 10th Fl.
Philadelphia, PA 19107 Google Maps