Steven B. Siepser, M.D., F.A.C.S: Professional background and achievements

Dr. Siepser spent many years devoted to restoring sight to people who had suffered trauma or disease before ophthalmology entered the new era of improving sight for people whose vision issues could be corrected with lenses. Today, while he remains the go-to surgeon for some of the most complex cases in eye surgery, most of his practice is devoted to LASIK and other techniques for getting patients out of glasses and contacts to enjoy clear daily vision. He was in fact one of the first in the region to introduce LASIK, and has completed more surgeries individually than almost anyone in the country. When experience counts–and it always does–Dr. Siepser is the doctor to see. 

Education, experience, board certifications

State University of New York: MD
University of Louvain, Belgium: MD
Fellowship: Intraocular Lens Fellowship.
Residency: Temple University, Philadelphia PA
Residency: Union University, Albany, NY
Fellowship: Cooper Medical Center, Camden, NJ
Post Doctoral: Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Post Doctoral: Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology

Clinical Training

Certification for Raindrop® presbyopia correction inlay
Certification for iStent® glaucoma shunt
Certification for ABiC™ glaucoma canaloplasty
Certification for LensSx® and LENSAR® femtosecond cataract surgery
Certification for Ex-PRESS™ Mini-Shunt glaucoma surgery
Certification for Crystalens® surgery
Certification for STAR S4 IR® VISX Excimer laser surgery
Certification for the Zeimer Laser for Bladeless Lasik procedure

Hospital affiliations

Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Wills Eye Surgical Center, Conshohocken, PA
Vision One Surgical Center, Exton, PA
Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA

Professional Memberships

• International College of Surgeons
• American College of Surgeons
• American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
• Inter-County Ophthalmology Society
• Chester County Medical Society
• Philadelphia County Medical Society
• Pennsylvania State Medical Society
• American Medical Association
• Ophthalmic Club of Philadelphia
• International Society of Ophthalmic Endoscopy, Inc.
• Temple Ophthalmology Alumni Association
• American College of Eye Surgeons

Research and devices

• 2017 Siepser Squeegee for removal of lens epithelial cells meets FDA guidelines for clinical devices
• 2017 Clinical launch of Siepser iDeal Iris Ring, Hawaiian Eye Meeting, Eagle Vision (a division of Katena)
• 2016 Siepser iDeal Iris Ring meets FDA guidelines
• 2015 Developmental research into the application device for intracameral medications during cataract surgery
• 2003 Development of Blurometer
• 2000 Development of Glarometer
• 1999 Development of Luminary Probe

Recent publications

• 2017 Ocular Surgery News Guest Opinion Piece on Visual Optics
• 2017 Contributing author: “Operative Dictations in Ophthalmology,” ed. by Eric Rosenberg, Alanna Nattis and Richard Nattis, Copyright 2017 by Springer International Publishing.
• July 2015 Surgical Maneuvers: Surgeon: “Give Up the Surgical Limbus and Use Clear Cornea Instead, Arcuate and Clear Corneal Incisions Can Help Eliminate Postoperative Corneal Astigmatism.” Healio.com/ OcularSurgeryNews
• April 2015 Review of “Curbside Consultation in Refractive and Lens-Based Surgery: 49 Clinical Questions,” ed. By Bonnie Ann Henderson, M.D. and Sonie H. Yoo, M.D. Healio.com/ OcularSurgeryNews
• Winter 2015 “From Fly Fishing to the Operating Room. Reflections on Development of an Iris Defect Repair Procedure,” Steven B. Siepser, M.D., FACS, Chester County Medical Society published Pennsylvania Medical Society
• Oct. 2014 “Quick procedure tests integrity of cataract surgery wounds”, Steven B. Siepser, M.D., FACS, Ocular Surgery News, US Edition

Michele Pendrak Bush, O.D.: Professional background and achievements

Dr. Pendrak Bush is a locally trained optometrist who manages primary vision care for patients of all ages, including contact lens and ocular disease management. Dr. Bush also provides exceptional post-operative care for many of Dr. Siepser’s surgical patients.

Specialties

Primary Care, Comprehensive Eye Evaluations, Contact Lens Fittings including Toric, Rigid Gas Permeable, Aphakic and Keratokonic lenses Pediatric Eye Examinations

Educational Background

Medical School: Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia PA

Clinical Training

• Northeastern Eye Institute, Scranton PA
• The Eye Institute at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry
• Wilkes-Barre VA hospital

Honors and Awards

Wilkes-Barre VA hospital -highest clinical honors in hospital and disease management

Professional Memberships

• Pennsylvania Optometric Association
• American Optometric Association

Christine Angela Chung, M.D.: Professional background and achievements

Dr. Chung is a Wills-trained and -staffed board-certified ophthalmologist. She works at the Wills Eye Hospital in general eye care and is locally recognized as the Ophthalmology Pathway Director at the Drexel University College of Medicine.

Specialties

Glaucoma, Dry Eye, Medical Retina, Primary external and ocular disease diagnosis and care.

Educational Background

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA
Residency: Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Anterior segment, cataract surgery and management of complications with Stephen B. Lichtenstein, MD

Hospital Affiliations

Jefferson University Hospital

Professional Memberships
• American Academy of Ophthalmology
• American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
• Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology
• Wills Eye Hospital Society

Honors and Awards

• Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society
• Alpha Omega Alpha, Jefferson Medical College
• Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Citation
• Cum Laude Graduate, Jefferson Medical College

35,000+
Total vision surgeries
18
different procedures
300+
Physician patients
15,000+
LASIK surgeries
16,000+
Cataracts
35,000+
Total vision surgeries
300+
Physician patients
35,000+
Total vision surgeries
15,000+
LASIK surgeries
Happy Patients
"Dr. Siepser and his staff are The Best!!! They are true champions! Honored to have worked with them."
Phil Martelli, St. Joe’s Basketball Coach
"Incredible to take my first Olympic ride cross country without contacts or glasses. What an improvement!"
Phillip Dutton, USA Equestrian Team
"I only wish I had done this 20 years ago!"
LeSean McCoy, NFL Pro Bowl Running Back
"My sister gave me vision correction for my birthday several years ago. Best gift ever: I love and use it every single day!"
Mamie Duff
"My fiancé is ecstatic about her new vision, and I can’t thank you enough!"
Shane Victorino, Philadelphia Phillies #8