TRAFFIC ADVISORY:

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.

Glaucoma Fellowship

The Glaucoma Fellowship at Wills Eye has been training glaucoma specialists for more than 55 years. During this time, the fellowship program has graduated leaders in the field of ophthalmology throughout the United States and around the world. Members of the glaucoma service and past fellows include presidents of the American Glaucoma Society, senior members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, as well as ophthalmology department chairs and division chiefs.

The fellowship program strives to prepare glaucoma specialists with superior clinical skills, knowledge, and judgement who will make major contributions to their community. Fellows truly benefit from exposure to cutting-edge surgical techniques, state-of-the-art imaging technology, and diagnosis and management of complex glaucoma cases.

Glaucoma Clinical
Fellowship

Fellows benefit from a broad range of surgical exposure, as they operate with 10 surgical faculty, who take care of a diverse patient population.

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Glaucoma Research Fellowship

Our goal is to train research fellows to advance the field of glaucoma by conducting high level, evidence-based research.

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  • Current Wills Eye Glaucoma Fellows

    Wendy Liu graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Molecular Biology and certificates in biophysics, materials science and engineering. She subsequently earned her MD with honors from Harvard Medical School in the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, and PhD in Neurobiology from Harvard University. She graduated from the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Ophthalmology Residency Program, during which she was awarded the Gragoudas Folkman award for the best research proposal. Dr Liu's long term goal is to become a clinician scientist in the field of glaucoma. She aspires to provide exceptional care to patients, as well as to make groundbreaking discoveries in understanding the pathogenesis of glaucoma and to develop novel treatments.

     

    Daniel Petkovsek graduated from Cornell University in 2012 with a degree in Biological Sciences with specialization in Biochemistry. He first developed an interest in ophthalmology as an undergraduate through his research experience conducting photobleaching experiments to analyze the retinal signal transduction pathway. He then obtained his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University Medical School where he graduated with honors in research. He subsequently completed his ophthalmology residency at Cole Eye Institute of the Cleveland Clinic where he served as Chief Resident. During that time his research interests shifted to the utilization of intraoperative imaging to aid surgical performance and decision making. Dr. Petkovsek is excited to develop partnerships with his patients that last years to decades as he works to manage their chronic conditions. He aims to sustain an active role in the glaucoma community as both a contributor and lifelong learner in discussions of disease pathogenesis, clinical experiences and surgical technique.

     

    Rahul Raghu completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology. He then went on to receive his MBA in Healthcare Management at The Heller School of Management at Brandeis University. He subsequently earned his Medical Degree at Albany Medical College in New York, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) National Honor Society for outstanding academic achievement, in addition to being nominated by his peers to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Raghu completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Case Western/University Hospitals in Cleveland, where he served as Academic Chief Resident and received the award for Most Outstanding Resident prior to graduation. Dr. Raghu hopes to provide all his patients with the highest level of medical and surgical glaucoma care and is excited for the opportunity to learn from so many experts in the field at Wills Eye Hospital.

  • Wills Eye Glaucoma Fellowship Program Graduates
    2019-2020     Lindsay Machen, MD; Robert Purgert, MD; Jason Flamendorf, MD
    2018-2019     Cindy Zheng, MD; Michael Lin, MD; Stephen Moster, MD
    2017-2018     Natasha Nayak, MD; Qian Qian Wang, MD; Alicia Menzes, MD
    2016-2017     Benjamin Abramowitz, MD; Edward Yung, MD; Alice Williams, MD
    2015-2016     Shipra Gupta, MD; Daniel Lee, MD; Qi Cui, MD
    2014-2015     Ardalan Aminlari, MD; Noelle Layer, MD; Sara Kuchar, MD
    2013-2014     Sonya Shah, MD; Timothy Sullivan, MD; Wanda Hu, MD
    2012-2013     Swathi Reddy, MD; Michael Waisbourd, MD; Michael Koval, MD
    2011-2012     Valerie Trubnik, MD; Jesse Richman, MD; Thandeka Myeni, MD