Six Wills Eye Hospital Physicians Recognized on Newsweek’s List of Best Ophthalmologists 2022

PHILADELPHIA, July 21, 2022 – Six Wills Eye faculty members and 14 alumni have been named to this year’s list of America’s Best Ophthalmologists published by Newsweek. Brandon D. Ayres, MD, Julia A. Haller, MD, Allen C. Ho, MD, FACS, Christopher J. Rapuano, MD, Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS, and Carol L. Shields, MD, were ranked among the 175 selected physicians. The full list can be viewed on the Newsweek website.

More than 5,500 health care professionals participated in the national survey, implemented by Statista, which asked them to recommend the best ophthalmologist in their state and in the U.S. Additionally, participants were asked to rank the dimensions that influence the quality of eye doctors including quality of technical equipment, continuity of care, and overall quality of care. The recommendations and quality score were analyzed to determine the 2022 Best Ophthalmologists list.

“Congratulations to my colleagues and friends on this remarkable achievement. The number of Wills Eye physicians named to Newsweek’s list grew from 2021 and it’s an honor to join my peers in being recognized,” said Julia A. Haller, MD, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Wills Eye Hospital. “This is a group of changemakers who are committed to excellence not only at Wills Eye but throughout our industry as a whole. Their drive, passion, and creativity in in every aspect of care, complex cases, research, and innovation is inspiring.”

At Wills Eye, Ayres serves as Co-Director of the Cornea Fellowship Program, Haller as Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Ho as Co-Director of Retina Service and Director of Retina Research,  Rapuano as Chief of Cornea Service, Regillo as Chief of Retina Service, and Shields as Director of Ocular Oncology Service. All of these physicians have received previous accolades including notable 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 List for the past three decades.

“Wills Eye Hospital is home to expert physicians and state-of-the-art equipment and prides itself on the overall care and compassion shown to patients who come through our doors seeking any level of service,” said Joseph P. Bilson, Chief Executive Officer, Wills Eye Hospital. “We are pleased that health care professionals across the nation recognize not only the groundbreaking work taking place in our organization but also the commitment we have to continuity of care.”

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. To learn more, please visit www.willseye.org.


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