Jay L. Federman, MD

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Phone :
1-877-AT-WILLS (1-877-289-4557)
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Medical Staff Locations

Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, Suite 1020
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Wills Eye Surgical Network - Main Line
10 Presidential Blvd., Suite 200
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology - 1972; American Board of Otolaryngology - 1972
Language Spoken
Areas of Interest

Diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and ocular telehealth.

Academic Affiliation
Professor of Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medical College
Wills Eye Hospital, Retina - 1971
Jefferson Medical College - 1970
Medical School
Tufts University School of Medicine - 1963
Franklin and Marshall College - 1959
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Dr. Jay L. Federman received his undergraduate degree from Franklin & Marshall College and then attended Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Upon completing his medical degree he interned at Philadelphia General Hospital and finished his residency in ophthalmology at Jefferson Medical College Hospital. He completed a retina fellowship in 1971 at the Retina Service of the Wills Eye Hospital and was awarded an NIH research fellowship grant from the National Eye Institute.

In 1972, Dr. Federman completed the development of one of the first automated microsurgical instruments for vitreo-retinal surgery, and founded the S.I.T.E Corporation. Dr. Federman holds three US patents for devices and techniques used in vitreous surgery and ophthalmic treatments. He was a co-director of the Retina Service from 1991-1999 and a director of the Research Division of the Wills Eye Hospital from 1980-1995.

Dr. Federman was chief of ophthalmology of the Medical College of Pennsylvania 1994-2004. In 2005, he was a special medical consultant to the Kremlin and the President of the Administration of the Russian Federation in Moscow. Prior to joining Mid Atlantic Retina in January 2009, he was a founder of: McDonald Eye Associates, which evolved into Ophthalmic Partners of Pennsylvania, P.C.; Surgical Laser Technology, Inc.; Eye Diagnostic Treatment Center in Marlton, NJ, now part of West Jersey Health System; and Professional Practice Services, a medical management company. He is also the founder of the Main Line Surgery Center.

Dr. Federman is board certified in Ophthalmology and holds many staff and faculty appointments in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Ophthalmological Society, American Society of Retina Specialists, Atlantic Vitreoretinal Surgery Study Group, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Club Jules Gonin, Delaware County Medical Association, Ophthalmic Club of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the Society for Excellence in Eyecare.

Dr. Federman has been a Principal Investigator for several grants, two of which were through the National Institute of Health. He is extensively published in journals and books and has lectured locally, nationally and internationally. In 2003 Dr. Federman founded Ocular Telehealth Management, a telemedicine LLC, to reduce the incidence of preventable blindness. He has been listed as one of the Top Retina Doctors in the Philadelphia Magazine since the inception of the survey, as well as in Best Doc’s in America. He is a vitreo-retinal surgeon whose main specialty interests are the management of patients with: ocular complications of diabetes; macular degeneration; and the use of telemedicine to facilitate the delivery of ophthalmic care.