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.

Zeba A. Syed, MD

Co-Director, Cornea Fellowship Program

Subspecialty: Cornea, Refractive Surgery

Areas of Interest

  • Ocular surface disease
  • Corneal infections
  • Cataract surgery and management of complications
  • Corneal transplantation (PK, DSEK, DMEK)
  • Refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK)
  • Excimer laser PTK
  • Keratoconus and collagen crosslinking
  • Fuchs dystrophy and other corneal dystrophies


Zeba A. Syed, MD is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery. She serves as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

After graduating summa cum laude from Harvard College, Dr. Syed went on to graduate from Harvard Medical School. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, MA. After residency, Dr. Syed completed a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL.

Dr. Syed is the author of numerous book chapters and articles in the peer-reviewed literature. Among her many awards, Dr. Syed has been honored as a Heed Foundation Fellow and received the Resident Excellence Award by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology – 2019

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


  • Fellowship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute – 2018
  • Residency: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary – 2017
  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School – 2013
  • Undergraduate: Harvard University – 2009

Honors and Awards

Best Resident Research Award in Cornea and Refractive Surgery awarded by the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology

Heed Foundation Fellow

Resident Excellence Award awarded by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

John D. Bullock Ophthalmology Award awarded by Harvard Medical School

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