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Alexander J. Brucker, MD

Alexander J. Brucker, MD Physician

Chief, Retina and Vitreous Service Vice Chair for Strategic Planning Founder's Professor in Retinal and Vitreous Diseases in Ophthalmology

Languages spoken:

  • French

Dr. Brucker is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Alexander J. Brucker

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 - 2019

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003 - 2019

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2006 through 2016, 2018, and 2019

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 1977

Clinical Expertise:

  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Floaters
  • Inherited Retinal Diseases
  • Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA)
  • Macular Degneration
  • Macular Hole
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Uveitis
  • Vitrectomy

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • 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: New York Medical College
Residency: Maryland General Hospital
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


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 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.


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: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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