Brandon D. Ayres, MD

Brandon Ayres, MD, attended Eastern Nazarene College for undergraduate education and then went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed an internship through University of Pennsylvania Health System, Presbyterian Medical Center and then completed his Ophthalmology Residency at UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Ayres then went on to complete a fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital.

Having worked at Ophthalmic Partners since 2007, Dr. Ayres is board-certified in ophthalmology and specializes in all forms of corneal transplantation and complex cataract surgery. He was the first physician at Wills Eye Hospital to perform a Descemets' membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). In addition to corneal transplantation, Dr. Ayres also has experience in the repair of traumatic eye injuries, implant complications and iris repair.

For over ten years, Dr. Ayres has been on staff at both the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital, where he is the co-director of the Fellowship Program, and at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. During his first year as an Attending Physician on the Cornea Service, he became the youngest recipient of the Golden Apple Award at Wills Eye. He given lectures and instructed courses nationally and internationally, including the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgeons, among others.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Nazarene College
  • Doctor of Medicine Degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Training

  • Internship at University of Pennsylvania Health System, Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Ophthalmology Residency at Residency at UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
  • Cornea Fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital

Positions & Distinctions

  • Golden Apple Award at Wills Eye
  • “Best of Session” at the American Academy of Ophthalmology for 2013
  • Assistant Surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital
  • Instructor at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Ocular Surgery News’ Premier Surgeon 300, 2016
  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor, 2018
  • South Jersey Magazine Top Physician, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • ASCRS Cornea Clinical Committee
  • ASCRS Committee on Complex Cataract

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