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Brian L. VanderBeek, MD, MPH

Brian L. VanderBeek, MD, MPH Physician

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

Dr. VanderBeek is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 2001

Clinical Expertise:

  • Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMG)
  • AIDS-related Eye Disorders
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Laser Therapy for Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Laser Therapy for Vitreoretinal Disease
  • Macular Degneration
  • Macular Disorders
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hole
  • Retinal Infection (Retinitis)
  • Retinal Tears
  • Retinal Vascular Disease
  • Sickle Cell Retinopathy
  • Vitreous Surgery (Vitrectomy)

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: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency: The Christ Hospital
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Michigan W.K. Kellogg Eye Center

Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology, National Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, International International Society For Pharmacoepidemiology, International Retina Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. VanderBeek 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

Selected Publications:

Traband A, Shaffer JA, VanderBeek BL: Systemic Beta-Blockers in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Retina Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA : 2016.

Kanu L, Shah N, Fuerst N, Lau M, Dao D, Atkinson E, VanderBeek BL: Trends in diabetic macular edema therapy at a single academic institution. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA : 2016.

Lau M, Brucker AJ, VanderBeek BL: Validation of administrative billing codes in the management and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA : 2016.

Zheng Y, Parihk P, VanderBeek BL, Gee J: Automated Quantification of Morphologic Features and Vasculature of Choroid on Enhanced Depth Imaging Optical Coherence Tomography (EDI-OCT). Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. : 2016.

Shah N, Kanu L, Fuerst N, Lau M, Dao D, Atkinson E, VanderBeek BL: Visit Adherence in Diabetic Macular Edema Patients. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA : 2016.

Kim D, Shaffer JA, VanderBeek BL: Clinical efficacy of generic versus branded latanoprost for primary open angle glaucoma. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA : 2016.

VanderBeek BL, Shah N, Parikh PC, Ma L: Trends in the Care of Diabetic Macular Edema: Analysis of a National Cohort. PLoS One 11 (2): e0149450,2016.

Sandhu HS, Brucker AJ, Ma L, VanderBeek BL: Oral Fluoroquinolones and the Risk of Uveitis. JAMA Ophthalmol 134 (1): 38-43,2016.

VanderBeek Brian L, Bonaffini Sarah G, Ma Liyuan: The Association between Intravitreal Steroids and Post-Injection Endophthalmitis Rates. Ophthalmology 122 (11): 2311-15,2015.

VanderBeek Brian L, Bonaffini Sarah G, Ma Liyuan: Association of Compounded Bevacizumab With Postinjection Endophthalmitis. JAMA ophthalmology 133 (10): 1159-64,2015.

Academic Contact Info

Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street

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