James Benjamin, MD

Dr. Benjamin was raised in western Maryland. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Maryland with highest honors. After completing a master’s program in medical science through Drexel University College of Medicine, he earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he graduated with high honors. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Temple University Hospital, where he had the opportunity to serve as chief resident during his final year.

Afterwards, he pursued an additional two years of fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at the West Virginia Eye Institute located in Morgantown, WV. He was awarded “fellow of the year” during his second year of training. He was involved as a sub-investigator in many national, multicenter clinical trials investigating novel therapeutics in Uveitis, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Macular Edema, Retinal Vein Occlusions, Retinopathy of Prematurity, and Geographic Atrophy.

Dr. Benjamin’s wife is a local practicing pediatrician. They have two sons together and are happy to be back in the greater Philadelphia area. In his free time, he enjoys running, soccer, and spending time with his family.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Biology/Chemistry from Loyola University Maryland
  • Master of Science from Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Doctor of Medicine from University of Maryland School of Medicine

Training

  • Internship in Internal Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD
  • Ophthalmology Residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship at West Virginia Eye Institute in Morgantown, WV

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