NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY FACULTY AT PENN


Drs. Avery, Tamhankar, Shindler, and Liu

Grant T. Liu, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; 3400 Spruce St., Phila., PA 19104
215-349-8460

Dr. Liu, a Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology, received his medical degree from Columbia University.  He completed a residency at the Harvard-Longwood Neurology Program and a fellowship at the Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute.  Although he sees both adult and children with neuro-ophthalmic problems, his special interest is in pediatric neuro-ophthalmology. He was appointed Division Chief in 2012 and the Raymond G. Perelman Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2015. His clinical research interests include optic pathway gliomas, pediatric pseudotumor cerebri syndrome, and optic neuritis in children.
 

Kenneth S. Shindler, MD, PhD
Scheie Eye Institute; 39th and Market Sts., Phila., PA 19104
215-662-8042

Dr. Shindler, who joined the faculty in July 2004, is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology.  He received his medical degree from Washington University (St. Louis, MO) and completed his residency in ophthalmology and fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Shindler has a PhD in neuroscience from Washington University.  His research interests include studying mechanisms of nerve cell damage in optic neuritis and other diseases of the optic nerve. In addition to treating patients at Scheie, Dr. Shindler directs the Neuro-Ophthalmology service at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.


Madhura Tamhankar, MD
Scheie Eye Institute; 39th and Market Sts., Phila., PA 19104
215-662-8042

Dr. Tamhankar, an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, completed her residency in ophthalmology and fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania.  She joined the Penn faculty in 2007.  In addition to caring for patients with neuro-ophthalmologic disorders, she also performs eye muscle surgery on adults to correct ocular misalignment resulting from childhood strabismus, cranial nerve palsy, strokes and intracranial tumors. Her research interests include exploring different treatment options for strabismic disorders. 


Robert A. Avery, DO, MSCE
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 34th St. and Civic Center Blvd, Phila., PA 19104
215-590-4591


Dr. Avery, an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, joined the faculty in 2015. He completed both his pediatric neurology residency and neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Avery also received his Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania.  His research interests focus on optical coherence tomography in optic neuropathies and clinical outcome measures in children with optic pathway gliomas.