Newswise — Philadelphia, PA., Fifty-six Wills Eye ophthalmologists have been named on the new 2021 Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors list. Physicians are nominated by their peers and the magazine publishes the names after a nationwide online physician poll by Castle Connolly. 

Wills Eye Hospital ophthalmologists who are recognized this year span the full range of care from Cataract and Primary Eye Care to Cornea, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Emergency care, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology, Ocular Inflammatory diseases, Oculoplastics, Pathology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, and Retina. 

“I am always proud to see many of our so-deserving physicians named to this highly anticipated Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors list as well as to many other “Best of” lists in the nation and region,” said Julia A. Haller, MD, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, William Tasman, MD Endowed Chair, Wills Eye Hospital, and Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. “It’s reassuring for our patients to know that in both good times and more turbulent ones, like these many pandemic months, Wills Eye is an enduring gold standard in care.” 

“We congratulate all of our physicians for truly outstanding care and steadfast dedication to our patients,” said Joseph P. Bilson, Chief Executive Officer, Wills Eye Hospital. “Our entire medical staff knows that being a Wills Eye physician means leading the way in clinical excellence, transformational discoveries, and providing education for the next generation of ophthalmologists.” 

Wills Eye Physicians previously listed in other Top Doctors lists throughout the region include:

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 a top academic program in the USA for its residency training 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, 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, Low Vision Service, 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


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