(Philadelphia, PA) -- Scott M. Goldstein, MD, has been appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

After earning his medical degree in 1996 from Boston University, Dr. Goldstein completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). In 2000, he began a two-year fellowship in oculoplastic and orbital surgery at the Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Goldstein also served as an assistant instructor of ophthalmology during his residency and fellowship at Scheie Eye Institute and CHOP.
As an ophthalmic plastic surgeon, Dr. Goldstein treats both children and adults who suffer from disorders of the eyelids, tear system and eye socket, as well as performing cosmetic surgery around the eyes and face.

Dr. Goldstein has received a number of awards and honors including the Department of Ophthalmology's Student Teaching Award -- an honor he received three years consecutively. He has authored or co-authored a number of original peer reviewed research papers, abstracts and chapters of clinical textbooks, and is presently the editor of the Oculoplastic Section of the web site EyeontheLiterature.com. He has presented his work at professional meetings and conferences.

Dr. Goldstein is a member of numerous professional and scientific societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology.

 

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