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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 2011

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: 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


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

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. VanderBeek 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:

Hamedani Ali G, VanderBeek Brian L, Willis Allison W: Blindness and Visual Impairment in the Medicare Population: Disparities and Association with Hip Fracture and Neuropsychiatric Outcomes. Ophthalmic epidemiology 26 (4): 279-285,2019.

Borkar Durga S, Sobrin Lucia, Hubbard Rebecca A, Kempen John H, VanderBeek Brian L: Techniques for improving ophthalmic studies performed on administrative databases. Ophthalmic epidemiology 26 (3): 147-149,2019.

Carroll R, Scoles, D, VanderBeek BL: Characteristics of hydroxychloroquine retinopathy in African American patients. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Vancouver CA : 2019.

VanderBeek Brian L, Scavelli Kurt, Yu Yinxi: Determinants in Initial Treatment Choice for Diabetic Macular Edema. Ophthalmology. Retina : 2019.

Cui Qi N, Gray Iga N, Yu Yinxi, VanderBeek Brian L: Repeated intravitreal injections of antivascular endothelial growth factors and risk of intraocular pressure medication use. Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology : 2019.

Meer Elana, Shindler Kenneth S, Yu Yinxi, VanderBeek Brian L: Adherence to Clinical Trial Supported Evaluation of Optic Neuritis. Ophthalmic epidemiology : 1-8,2019.

Kolomeyer Anton M, Maguire Maureen G, Pan Wei, VanderBeek Brian L: Systemic Beta-Blockers and Risk of Progression to Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.) 39 (5): 918-925,2019.

Li A, Jain N, Yu Y, VanderBeek BL: Association of Macular Disease with Long-term Use of Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium: Findings from a large US national insurance database. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Vancouver CA : 2019.

VanderBeek BL, Bavinger JC, Yu Y: Fenofibrates and statin use in the progression to vision threatening diabetic retinopathy. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Vancouver CA : 2019.

Miller-Ellis E, Smith O, Croteau-Chonka C, VanderBeek BL, Maguire M, Lum F, Kelley S, Oliver, M: Glaucoma Characertistics for MIGS Utilization: an IRIS Registry Study. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Vancouver CA : 2019.

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Academic Contact Info

Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street

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