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Alexander J. Brucker, MD

Alexander J. Brucker, MD Physician

Professor of Ophthalmology at the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia

Languages spoken:

  • French

Dr. Brucker is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Alexander J. Brucker

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2006 through 2016

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 1977

Clinical Expertise:

  • Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMG)
  • AIDS-related Eye Disorders
  • Choroidal Tumor
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diabetic Retinopathy - Laser
  • Eye Emergencies
  • Eye Floaters
  • Eye Inflammation
  • Laser Therapy for Vitreoretinal Disease
  • Macular Degeneration - Clinical Research
  • Macular Degeneration - Laser Treatment
  • Macular Degneration
  • Macular Disorders
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Melanoma
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hole
  • Retinal Infection (Retinitis)
  • Retinal Laser Therapy
  • Retinal Tears
  • Retinal Tumors
  • Retinal Vascular Disease
  • Sickle Cell Retinopathy
  • Uveitis

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.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Superior Vision Benefit Mgmt, Inc (Block Vision)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency: Maryland General Hospital
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology, National American Medical Association, National American Uveitis Society, National Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO, International Center for Pharmacological Clinical Trials for Macular Degeneration, National Club Jules Gonin, International College of Physicians and Surgeons, Local Congress of the International Symposium on Ocular Trauma, International Councillor to the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, Local Diabetes 2000 National Operations Committee of the AAO, National Diabetes 2000 National Operations Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, National Eye Care Quality Assessment Committee, Local Green Valley Country Club, Local Intercounty Ophthalmologic Society, Local International Association of Ocular Surgeons, International International Society of Ocular Trauma, International Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Philadelphia, Local Managed Care Contact to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, National Ophthalmic Club, Local Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology (OCOO), Pennsylvania Diabetes Task Force, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Pennsylvania State Board of Medical Education and Licensure, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local The Macula Society, National The Retina Society, National The Vitreous Society (American Society of Retina Specialists), National The Wilmer Alumni Association of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Local U.S. Health Care, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Brucker is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.

Research

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.

Academic Contact Info

Scheie Eye Institute
51 North 39th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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