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Joan O'Brien, MD

Abramson Cancer Center

Degree and Institution

MD, Dartmouth Medical School

Faculty Title

William F. Norris and George F. DeSchweinitz Professor of Ophthalmology

Administrative Title

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Director, Scheie Eye Institute
Course Director, Ophthalmology Advanced Inpatient , Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine


Cancer Program
Melanoma Program
» Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
University of California Hospital

Board Certifications

Honors and Award

  • Elected in the Institute of Medicine
  • Women in Ophthalmology Suzanne Veronneau Troutman Award
  • William F. Norris and George F. Deschweinitz Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Invited Speaker, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Women Reception, University of Pennsylvania
  • Invited Member, Program Advisory Committee
  • Invited Mentor, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Resident Retreat
  • Invited Visiting Professor, Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma
  • Invited Visiting Professor, Annual Retina Day, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science, UC Davis
  • Invited Mentor, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Resident Retreat
  • Certificate of Appreciation as Preceptor, Parnassus Integrated Student Clinical Experiences, School of Medicine, UCSF
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Contributions as an Examiner of the American Board of Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Invited Visiting Professor, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania


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Contact Information

Joan M. O'Brien

Penn Eye Care Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Scheie Eye Institute 51 N. 39th Street, Suite 502 Philadelphia, PA 19104-2689

Office Phone: 215-662-8657
Fax: 215-662-9676

Jennifer Jackson Marcucci
Office Phone: 215-662-8657
Appointment Phone: 215-662-8657
Fax: 215-662-9676