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Ahmara G. Ross, MD, PhD

Ahmara G. Ross, MD, PhD Physician

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor of Neurology

Dr. Ross is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 2017

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Medication
  • Glaucoma Screening and Diagnosis
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Optic Nerve Disorders
  • Papilledema
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome
  • Pupillary Abnormalities
  • Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)
  • Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell Arteritis)
  • Thyroid Eye Disorders
  • Unexplained Visual Loss
  • Visual Fields Tests

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Superior Vision Benefit Mgmt, Inc (Block Vision)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Lankenau Hospital
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


American Academy of Ophthalmology, National National Medical Association, National North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ross is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Payal Patel Ahmara Ross Fredrick M Henretig Grant Liu Brian Harding Jessica Panzer: Clinical Reasoning A 12-year-old girl with headache and change in mental status Neurology 90 (11): 524,2018.

Ross, Ahmara, G., MD, PhD; Jivraj, Imran, MD; Rodriguez, Geoffrey, MD; Pistilli, Maxwell, MS, Med; Chen, John, J., MD, PhD; Sergott, Robert, C., MD; Moster, Mark, MD; Sheldon, Claire, A., MD, PhD; Liu, Grant, T., MD; Foroozan, Rod, MD; Ko, Melissa, W., MD; Francis, Courtney, E., MD; Williams, Zoë, R., MD; Lee, Andrew, G., MD; McClelland, Collin, M., MD; Shindler, Kenneth, S., MD, PhD; Yalamanchili, Sushma, MD; Osborne, Benjamin, MD; Hedges, Thomas, R., III, MD; Van Stavern, Gregory, P., MD; Puckett, Ernest: Retrospective, Multicenter Comparison of the Clinical Presentation of Patients Presenting With Diplopia From Giant Cell Arteritis vs Other Causes Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology : 2018.


Weinstein JL, Ross AG, Fuerst NM, Lubin D, Liu GT: Clinical Reasoning: A 59-year-old man with multifocal strokes, then subsequent painful eye movements and diplopia. Neurology 87 (19): e231-e236,2016.

Ross AG, Chan AA, Mihm MC, Yu JY: Endocrine Mucin-Producing Sweat Gland Carcinoma: An Uncommon Presentation. Seminars in Ophthalmology : 1-3,2016.

Ross AG, Rodriguez G, Pistilli M, Yalamanchili S, Rigi M, Smith SV, Puckett ER, Suleiman AO, Lee AG, Chen J, Sheldon CA, Moster M, Sergott RC, Van Stavern GP, Francis CE, Foroozan R, Hedges TR, Garcia Basterra I, Liu GT, Williams ZR, Ko M, McClelland C, Shindler KS, Osborne B, Vaphiades MM, Tamhankar MA: A Comparison of Subjects Presenting With Diplopia From Giant Cell Arteritis Versus Those From Other Causes. North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ : 2016.

Ross AG, Karenchak LM, Dhaliwal DK, Kowalski RP.: The Threshold of Light Energy to Eliminate Acanthamoeba. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2016, Seattle, WA. : 2016.

Ross AG, Winter T, Carlson A: Visual Outcomes After Treatment of Venous Sinus Stenosis with Dural Venous Sinus Stenting. North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) Annual Meeting 2015, San Diego, CA : 2015.

Ross AG, Fu V, Bonhomme G, Zaydan I, Nishcal K, Lope L, Sylvester C, Mitchell E: Examination of Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) in a Pediatric Population with Newly Diagnosed Elevated Intracranial Hypertension. North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society 2015. San Diego, CA. Poster Number: 108 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) 2015 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA : 2015.

Gibbons A V, Lin JE, Kim GW, Marszalowicz GP, Li P, Stoecker BA, Blomain ES, Rattan S, Snook AE, Schulz S, Waldman SA: Intestinal GUCY2C prevents TGF-β secretion coordinating desmoplasia and hyperproliferation in colorectal cancer. Cancer Research 73 (22): 6654-66,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8715
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)