James Benjamin, M.D
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2015
American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2017
Caring Compassionate Eye Care:
Training in the medical field in various locations throughout the region has given me the opportunity to take care of a diverse patient population. I believe this has given me a unique perspective and experience to further enhance the care I can provide patients. Additionally, I feel like my enjoyment and history of teaching will further help me through better explanation of diagnoses and treatment regimens. I am happily returning to the Philadelphia area long-term to take care of patients with medical and surgical diseases of the retina. When not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two sons.
Education and Experience
After graduating with high honors from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, I completed my ophthalmology residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where I served as chief resident during my final year of training. Subsequently, I pursued an additional two years of fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at the West Virginia Eye Institute located in Morgantown, WV. There, I 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. During the 2022 West Virginia Department of Ophthalmology graduation ceremony, I was awarded “Fellow of the Year” and “Best Team Player”. In addition to above, I have presented research and cases at multiple national and international scientific meetings and have published in numerous renowned scientific journals.
History of Care and Service
Throughout training, I have been involved in giving care to various veteran’s hospitals located in Baltimore, MD, Wilmington, DE, and Clarksburg, WV. Helping veterans see better has certainly been a rewarding feature of my medical training. During medical school, I was president of the High School Mini-Medical School Program where I organized and led a student-run program where students go out into community public schools and teach popular topics in health. During residency in particular, I was involved screening eye exams in Wilmington, DE at annual health fairs through the Delaware Academy of Ophthalmology.