Meet Our Physicians

Jurij R. Bilyk, MD specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical correction of many Ophthalmic disorders. His dual training in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and Ophthalmology affords him the ability to perform a variety of intricate procedures around the eyes and the ability to enhance the appearance of the patient. Dr. Bilyk is an attending surgeon on the Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Service at Wills Eye Institute and a Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Bilyk completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Jefferson University Hospital and his residency in Ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital. His Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery fellowship training was completed at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) of Harvard Medical School. Upon completing his fellowship, Dr. Bilyk joined the faculty at MEEI in 1993. In 1994, he returned to the Wills Eye Institute, where he has a special interest in orbital disease and trauma, and works closely with the Departments of Otolaryngology, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, and Neurosurgery at Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Bilyk is a member of the Orbit Society as well as a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). He has served as the chairman of the ASOPRS thesis committee and has won awards for his teaching excellence. He has published over 75 papers in the peer-reviewed literature as well as numerous book chapters, and is a frequently invited speaker at local, national, and international conferences.

Iftikhar Chaudhry, MD

Specialist in Ophthalmology (Board Certified: 1999)(Recertified: 2010)

Education:

Scott J Fudemberg, MD attended the St. Louis University School of Medicine where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. He then completed the Ophthalmology Residency program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. A Fellowship in Glaucoma at Wills Eye Hospital followed, where he later became an instructor of the Glaucoma and Research Center. He then joined the prestigious Spaeth, Katz, Myers private practice group. He is also currently an instructor of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Fudemberg has written many articles and has co- authored various book chapters on the subject of glaucoma. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and belongs to several medical organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Fudemberg’s surgical training has given him the ability to perform many ophthalmic surgeries, including cataract removal and implant surgery, glaucoma, and glaucoma and vascular disease. His numerous surgical procedures and techniques used in the treatment of glaucoma illustrate his superior skills in ophthalmic surgery.

Nadia Haqqie, MD has completed her fellowship in cornea and external disease at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY. Dr. Haqqie began her academic training by graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Sciences in Biochemistry/Biophysics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She received her medical degree, Cum Laude from Albany Medical College, Albany, NY. She was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society her junior year. She completed her Ophthalmology residency at Albany Medical College where she served as Chief Resident during her final year. Dr. Haqqie is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has presented papers at the meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. She has also published articles in the numerous periodicals, including Cornea. Dr. Haqqie specializes in the medical treatment of Cornea/Anterior Segment disease, including corneal transplants, cataract surgery, corneal diseases and Comprehensive Ophthalmology.

Benjamin Kauffman, MD was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburb of Mt. Holly, NJ. He attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ for his undergraduate degree, after which he received his medical degree from UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He then completed a one year transitional internship at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center – Manhattan in downtown New York City. Subsequently, he completed his training in ophthalmology at UMDNJ – Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. During his intensive training, Dr. Kauffman was involved in numerous clinical trials and research papers. It is not surprising that his interest and expertise lies in the advanced techniques of cataract surgery as well as macular degeneration and glaucoma. He is active in ophthalmology on a national level and is currently a member of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Dr. Kauffman is a Board Certified Opthalmologist in the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In addition to his medical skills, Dr Kauffman is fluent in Spanish and able to converse with our Spanish speaking patients. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing and bicycling, volleyball and design and assembly of computers.

Felina Kremer, MD received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia with a major in Biology and minor in Russian Literature. Her medical degree is from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Kremer completed her internship year at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Pennsylvania. She then moved to New York to pursue ophthalmology residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Montefiore Medical Center, where she served as a Chief Resident during her final year of training. Dr. Kremer then went on to further sub-specialize in Glaucoma as a Fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. During this fellowship, she further trained in the new Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) techniques at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, as well as traditional incisional glaucoma surgeries such as trabeculectomies and implantable drainage devices. Dr. Kremer has presented at multiple national conferences and published her research work in many medical journals. She is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Pennsylvania Medical Society and New York State Ophthalmology Society. Dr. Kremer grew up in the Northeast Philadelphia and now lives in Bucks County with her husband and daughter. Dr. Kremer is fluent in Russian.

Stella L. Luo, MD earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University as a Presidential Scholar and Honor Graduate. She then received her medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Luo completed her medical internship at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania, and then returned to Temple University Hospital for her ophthalmology residency.  Dr. Luo is a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Medical Association. She resides in the Philadelphia area, and in her free time, she enjoys baking desserts and watching movies.  Dr. Luo sees patients at the Pottsville, Allentown, Wyomissing, and Oaks offices, and specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology and general eye disease, with a focus on cataract surgery with standard and premium intraocular lenses.

Mark Pyfer, MD is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist at Northern Ophthalmic Associates, specializing in refractive and cataract surgery.   Dr. Pyfer graduated in 1995 from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine.  At the university, Dr. Pyfer was inducted into the renowned Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  Upon completion of his medical studies, he was awarded the competitive Dr. Spencer Morris Prize in recognition of superior academic achievement.    After serving an internship in Internal Medicine, Dr. Pyfer was trained in state-of-the-art medical and surgical ophthalmology at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.   While in residence at Wills, Dr. Pyfer co-authored the latest edition of the popular Wills Eye Manual.  Since then, he has published numerous scientific papers and abstract related to his research on topics such as ocular blood flow, surgical treatment of glaucoma, and computerized image processing.  His work is now used by doctors around the world when treating eye disease, and has been translated into several languages.   In addition to his Medical Doctorate, Dr. Pyfer also holds a Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.  He is an active member of the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the Montgomery County Medical Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Mustapha Shayegan, MD is a graduate of Tehran University School of Medicine, Dr. Shayegan fulfilled his medical-surgical internship at Bergan Pines Hospital in Paramus, N.J. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. Subsequently, Dr. Shayegan advanced his training at Hahnemann University, earning an oculoplastic surgery fellowship. Dr. Shayegan remained at Hahnemann University where he became Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology; closely supervising and teaching the residents in their ophthalmology training and surgical techniques. Board certified in ophthalmology, Dr Shayegan is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. His areas of expertise include cataract and intraocular lens surgery, reconstructive and cosmetic eye plastic surgery, glaucoma and diabetic management, and external diseases of the eye. Dr. Shayegan and his wife Shohreh have lived in the Philadelphia area nearly thirty years where they have raised their son. Dr. Shayegan is an avid artistic woodworker, winning national awards for his intricate designs in marquetry, many of which are on display at Eye Surgical Medical Associates offices. In addition, he is an accomplished concert musician, performing his setar in music departments of various colleges and universities in the tri-state area.

John Siliquini Jr., MD is Board certified in Ophthalmology and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Siliquini Jr. has assisted thousands of patients with their management of Diabetic Eye Disease, Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Eyelid Pathology, and his particular expertise in Cataract Surgery and Advanced Technology Intraocular Lens implantation. Dr. Siliquini, Jr. is a life-long resident of the greater Philadelphia area. He graduated from LaSalle University where he received a four year academic scholarship. He earned his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College and completed his medical internship at Abington Memorial Hospital. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital and entered private practice with his father. Dr. Siliquini, Jr. is a member of the Wills Eye Hospital faculty and teaching staff where he continues to instruct residents and surgeons. Dr Siliquini, Jr. is on the staff at Liberty Eye Surgery Center, Nazareth Hospital, and The Will Eye Hospital

Dennis Slochower, MD is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include Anterior Segment Surgery, Cataract and Intraocular Lens Surgery, Laser Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma and External Disease of the Eye, and Higher Technology Implants. Dr. Slochower received his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School and completed his medical internship at Framingham Union Hospital/Boston University Medical Center. He then completed his residency in Ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City, a leading teaching hospital in the United States. Dr. Slochower performs his surgeries, including cataract and implant procedures, at Liberty Surgical Center which is located in Northeast Philadelphia. He performs all of his laser vision correction procedures at Kremer Eye Center in King of Prussia. Dr. Slochower is also on staff at the Wills Eye Hospital and Aria Hospitals and is a member of numerous professional organizations. In addition to his practice, Dr. Slochower has authored several articles on surgical techniques and taught Ophthalmology Residents at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cooper University Hospital. He has also produced several surgical films and received a prestigious award for innovative cataract and implant techniques from the Academy of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Slochower is the Managing Physician of Keystone Eye Associates and Liberty Surgical Center, and he is the Founder and Director of The Institute for Diabetic Management. Dr. Slochower also serves on many committees that are dedicated to improving the delivery of healthcare.