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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

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 1977

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anterior Uveitis in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Benign Neoplasm of Retina
  • Benign Tumor of Choroid
  • Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Central Serous Retinopathy
  • Chloroquine Retinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Coloboma
  • Chorioretinal Scar
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroid Hemorrhage
  • Choroidal Disorders
  • Choroidal Neovascularization
  • Choroidal Senile Atrophy
  • CMV Retinitis
  • Coats Syndrome
  • Coloboma
  • Congenital Chorioretinal Degeneration
  • Congenital Vitreous Anomaly
  • Cotton Wool Spots
  • Crystalline Deposits in Vitreous
  • Cystoid Macular Degeneration
  • Cytomegaloviral Retinitis
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disorders of the Vitreous
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Floaters
  • Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy
  • Flashing Lights
  • Harada's Disease
  • Hemangioma of Retina
  • Histoplasmosis With Retinitis
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Idiopathic Juxtafoveal Telangiectasis
  • Infectious Retinitis
  • Inherited Retinal Diseases
  • Intermediate Uveitis
  • Intraocular Lens Dislocation
  • Intraocular Lymphoma
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • Iritis
  • Kuhnt-Junius Degeneration
  • Lattice Degeneration of the Retina
  • Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA)
  • Macular Cyst
  • Macular Degneration
  • Macular Diseases
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Scars
  • Macular Stains
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Mechanical Vitrectomy
  • Microcystoid Retinal Degeneration
  • Neuroretinitis
  • Non-Diabetic Proliferative Retinopathy
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Old Partial Retinal Detachment
  • Palisade Degeneration of Retina
  • Pars Planitis
  • Partial Central Choroidal Dystrophy
  • Paving Stone Degeneration of the Retina
  • Persistent Fetal Vasculature
  • Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy
  • Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Tear
  • Retained Lens Fragments
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal and Choroidal Tumors
  • Retinal Angiomata
  • Retinal Arterial Branch Occlusion
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Retinal Cyst
  • Retinal Damage
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Drusen
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Exudates and Deposits
  • Retinal Function Tests
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Microaneurysm
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Nerve Fiber Bundle Defects
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vascular Abnormality
  • Retinal Vascular Diseases
  • Retinal Vasculitis
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinal Venous Engorgement
  • Retinitis
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Retinopathy
  • Retinoschisis
  • Scarred Retina
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Senile Reticular Degeneration of the Retina
  • Separation of Retinal Layers
  • Sickle Cell Retinopathy
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Stargardt Macular Degeneration
  • Toxic Maculopathy
  • Transient Arterial Retinal Occlusion
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis-Rheumatoid Arthritis Syndrome
  • Viral Retinitis
  • Visual Hallucinations
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitreomacular Adhesion
  • Vitreomacular Traction Syndrome
  • Vitreoretinal Disorders
  • Vitreoretinal Dystrophy
  • Vitreous Abscess
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Vitritis
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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

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 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.

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: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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