Wills Eye Physicians Top The Ophthalmologist Power List 2023

Dr. Carol Shields named the top physician on The Ophthalmologist’s annual ranking and is among five Wills Eye doctors who made the list

PHILADELPHIA, April 11, 2023 – Five remarkable Wills Eye Hospital physicians were recognized for their excellence and impact through inclusion on the 2023 Power List by The Ophthalmologist, an industry magazine based in the United Kingdom. Dr. Carol Shields, Chief of the Ocular Oncology Service at Wills Eye, was ranked number one on the list.

The Wills Eye physicians on the Power List are:

“The Power List showcases some of the brightest minds in our field and I want to congratulate all my colleagues who were included this year. Your unwavering commitment to excellence and tireless dedication to your patients have made you among the very best in the world. I’m humbled to be recognized alongside these trailblazers,” said Julia A. Haller, MD, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at Wills Eye Hospital. “The continued contributions of these exceptional physicians are invaluable to the field of medicine and inspire us all.”

Power List awardees are nominated by colleagues, peers, and readers of The Ophthalmologist. This year’s criteria specifically centered on impact made in the areas of innovation, research, education, and mentorship. In celebration of the 10th year of the Power List, the publication will also issue new Hall of Fame and Rising Stars lists later in the year.

“Congratulations to our world-class doctors on this well-deserved recognition,” said Joseph P. Bilson, Chief Executive Officer at Wills Eye Hospital. “This honor for our physicians and alumni reflects the depth and breadth of talent that blossoms at Wills Eye. We are immensely proud of all those included on this year’s Power List.”

Wills Eye Hospital alumni who made the list are Drs. Helen Danesh-Meyer, Eric Donnenfeld, and Douglas Rhee.

To view the 2023 Power List, click here.

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 residency training programs in the USA, 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 Tri-State area.


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