Philadelphia, January 24, 2023 – Wills Eye Hospital is recognizing 55 ophthalmologists who have been named on the new 2023 Top Doctors list from Castle Connolly, a nationally respected healthcare research and information company. Doctors are nominated by their peers and the honorees are published following a nationwide online physician poll. The purpose of this list is to help patients in their search for the very best care.

“Recognitions like the Top Doctors list reinforce the immense talent present on our staff. Nominations are made by fellow physicians which should instill great confidence in any patients utilizing this as a resource,” said Julia A. Haller, MD, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Wills Eye Hospital. “Congratulations to all of the Wills Eye physicians and our professional peers who were included in this year’s list.”

Wills Eye ophthalmologists recognized this year span the full range of care available from the hospital. Individuals on the list include professionals from the Cataract and Primary Eye Care, Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery, Retina, Ocular Pathology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cornea, Neuro-Ophthalmology, and Ocular Oncology services. Up and coming changemakers are listed alongside longtime industry leaders from Wills Eye, showcasing the hospitals continued commitment to care and innovation.

“The breadth of experience and specialties from the Wills Eye physicians on the 2023 Top Doctors list really underscores the scale of care available through our various service departments,” said Joseph P. Bilson, Chief Executive Officer, Wills Eye Hospital. “We are proud of all the doctors who are appearing on this list for another year and those who we are seeing for the first time. The recognition is well-deserved by all.”

The full Top Doctors list is available below and here: https://www.castleconnolly.com/2023-castle-connolly-top-doctors.

Brandon Ayres, MD

Robert Bailey Jr., MD

Robert Behar, MD

Jurij Bilyk, MD

Mark Blecher, MD

Allen Chiang, MD

Drew Chronister, MD

Francis J. Clark, MD

John DeStafeno, MD

John Dugan, MD

James Dunn, MD

Ralph Eagle, MD

Brad Feldman, MD

Mitchell Fineman, MD

Michael Fung, MD

Harry Grossman, MD

Kammi Gunton, MD

Omesh Gupta, MD

Colleen Halfpenny, MD

Julia Haller, MD

Kristin Hammersmith, MD

Sadeer Hannush, MD

Allen Ho, MD

Richard Kaiser, MD

Ajay Kuriyan, MD

Judith Lavrich, MD

Daniel Lee, MD

Christina McGowan, MD

Beeran Meghpara, MD

Tatyana Milman, MD

Kenneth Morgenstern, MD

Mark Moster, MD

Marlene Moster, MD

Jonathan Myers, MD

Leonard Nelson, MD

Carl Park, MD

Jody Piltz-Seymour, MD

Christopher Rapuano, MD

Carl Regillo, MD

Jesse Richman, MD

Robert Sergott, MD

Carol Shields, MD

Arunan Sivalingam, MD

Mary Stefanyszyn, MD

Brian Sucheski, MD

Richard Tipperman, MD

James Vander, MD

Rebecca Walker, MD

Barry Wasserman, MD

Amy Weber, MD

Douglas Wisner, MD

Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD

Cindy Zheng, MD


About Wills Eye Hospital:
Wills Eye Hospital is a global leader in ophthalmology, established in 1832 as the nation's first hospital specializing in eye care. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Wills Eye as one of America's top ophthalmology Hospitals since the survey began, has the most nationally ranked ophthalmologists in the country and is among the top academic training programs in the U.S. for its residency program as voted by physicians in the nation. Wills Eye is a premier training site for all levels of medical education. Its resident and post-graduate 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 cataract and primary eye care, cornea, emergency care, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular oncology, oculoplastics, pathology, pediatric ophthalmology, refractive surgery, retina, and strabismus. 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 six multi-specialty, ambulatory surgery centers throughout the tristate area.