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Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Faculty

Faculty Overview

Alexander J. Brucker, MD

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Professor of Ophthalmology at the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia
Associate, Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Associate, Department of Ophthalmology, Presbyterian Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Presbyterian Medical Center
Retina Consultant in Ophthalmology, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia VA Medcal Center
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
Scheie Eye Institute
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
B.S.
University of Maryland, 1967.
M.D.
New York Medical College, 1972.

University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 1972.
Post-Graduate Training
Rotating Intern, Maryland General Hospital, 1972-1973.
Residency, The Friedenwald Institute, Maryland General Hospital, 1973-1976.
Vitrectomy and Retinal Detachment, Wilmer Ophthalmologic Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1976-1977.
Retinal Vascular Service, Arnall Patz, MD, The Wilmer Ophthalmologic Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1976-1977.
Retina Service, L. Harrell Pierce, MD, The Wilmer Ophthalmologic Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1977-1977.
Certifications
American Board of Ophthalmology, 1977.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Brucker's research focuses on 3 main areas: Age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other retinal, vitreous and retinovascular diseases. He is presently the Principal Investigator in multiple clinical trials in age-related macular degeneration, diabetes,
as well as macular telangiectasia and other retinal vascular disorders.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Brucker is Chief of the Retina and Vitreous Service of the Department
of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the Retina Fellowship Program at the Scheie Eye Institute of the Department of Ophthalmology and cares for patients at both the Scheie Eye Institute and Penn Medicine at Radnor.
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Last updated: 08/11/2016
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