Six Wills Eye Physicians Recognized on Newsweek’s List of Best Ophthalmologists 2023

PHILADELPHIA, June 26, 2023 – Six Wills Eye faculty members and 16 alumni have been named to Newsweek’s 2023 list of America’s Best Ophthalmologists. Julia A. Haller, MD, Allen C. Ho, MD, Jonathan S. Myers, MD, Christopher J. Rapuano, MD, Carl D. Regillo, MD, and Carol L. Shields, MD were ranked among the 200 selected physicians. The full list can be viewed on the Newsweek website.

Thousands of health care professionals participated in the national survey, implemented by Statista, which asked them to recommend the best ophthalmologist in their respective states and in the U.S. Additionally, participants were asked to rank the dimensions that influence their choices, including quality of technical equipment, continuity of care, and overall quality of care. The recommendations and quality score were analyzed to determine the 2023 Best Ophthalmologists list.

“I am honored to join my Wills Eye Hospital colleagues on the Newsweek list. This is a testament to the consistent quality of care and diverse range of expertise among our physicians,” said Dr. Haller, Wills’ Ophthalmologist-in-Chief.

At Wills Eye, in addition to Dr. Haller, Dr. Ho serves as Co-Director of the Retina Service and Director of Retina Research; Dr. Myers is Chief of the Glaucoma Service; Dr. Rapuano is Chief of the Cornea Service; Dr. Regillo is Chief of the Retina Service; and Dr. Shields is Director of the Ocular Oncology Service. All these physicians have received numerous other accolades, including mentions on The Ophthalmologist’s Power List and Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Doctors list. Wills Eye Hospital has been top ranked on the U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals for Ophthalmology list for the past three decades.

“Our physicians are consistently recognized as top doctors across the country and the globe. Their commitment to clinical care, education, research, and innovation is unmatched, and this honor is well deserved,” said Joseph P. Bilson, Chief Executive Officer, Wills Eye Hospital. “Congratulations to all the Wills Eye Hospital physicians and alumni who were named to this year’s list of Best Ophthalmologists.”


About Wills Eye Hospital
Established in 1832 as the nation's first hospital specializing in eye care, Wills Eye Hospital is a global leader in ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Wills Eye as one of America's top ophthalmology hospitals since the survey began. Wills Eye has the most nationally ranked ophthalmologists in the country and is one of the top academic training in the USA for its residency program, as voted by physicians. Wills Eye’s resident and sub-specialty training programs are among the most competitive in the country. The Vickie and Jack Farber Vision Research Center at Wills harnesses the core strengths of Wills, the close connection between innovative research and advanced patient care, to discover therapeutic breakthroughs. Wills provides the full range of primary and subspecialty eye care for improving and preserving sight, including comprehensive ophthalmology, cataract, cornea, retina, emergency care, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular oncology, oculoplastics, pathology, pediatric ophthalmology and ocular genetics, and refractive surgery. Ocular Services include the Wills Laser Correction Center and Diagnostic Center. Its 24/7 Emergency Service is the only one of its kind in the region. Wills Eye also has a network of seven multi-specialty, ambulatory surgery centers throughout the tristate area.


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