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Leonard B. Nelson, M.D.

Leonard B. Nelson, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology, Adult Motility
Strabismus and Nystagmus

 

Biography

Dr. Nelson received a B.A. in Biology from Columbia University in New York and his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston. He completed his Surgical Internship at The South Harvard Surgical Service at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston and his Ophthalmology Residency at New York University, Bellevue Hospital Medical Center in New York City. He went on to complete a one-year Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at The Children’s Hospital National Medical Center of George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC, and a one-year Fellowship in Ocular Genetics at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He obtained his M.B.A. at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Nelson became a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1981. He is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attending surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital. He is the Director of the Wills Eye Strabismus Center and the Co-Director of The Pediatric Ophthalmology Department at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and has authored over 275 publications and 15 textbooks in pediatric ophthalmology. He belongs to numerous societies including the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and The American Academy of Ophthalmology. He was also listed as a Top Doctor in Ophthalmology in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 in Philadelphia Magazine and Best Doctors in the US.  Presently he is the principle investigator of a major grant study on Nystagmus Surgery.

 

Education

Undergraduate

Columbia University

New York

B.A.

1968-1972

Medical Degree

Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts

1972-1976

Internship, General Surgery

South Harvard Surgical Service

New England Deaconess Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts

1976-1977

Ophthalmology Residency

New York University

Bellevue Hospital  Medical Center, New York

1977-1980

Fellowship

Pediatric Ophthalmology

The Children’s Hospital National Medical Center of George Washington University Medical Center

Washington, DC

1980-1981

Fellowship, Ocular Genetics

Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

1981-1982

MBA

St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia., Pennsylvania

1995-2000

 

Service Locations

Dr. Nelson sees patients at the following locations:

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