Carl Regillo, MD

Carl Regillo, MD

Ophthalmology Philadelphia, PA

Director, Wills Eye Retina Service

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  • 840 Walnut Street
    Suite 1020
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Phone: (800) 331-6634


  • Dr. Carl D. Regillo is Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University, Chief of the Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital and Founder of the Wills Eye Clinical Retina Research Unit in Philadelphia. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and performed his ophthalmology residency and vitreoretinal fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital. He has authored over 100 publications along with over 20 book chapters and eight major books. He is an investigator on numerous major clinical trials developing new medical and surgical treatments for retinal disorders such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He lectures worldwide. He serves on the scientific editorial board for several top ophthalmology peer-reviewed journals. As a recognized leader in the field, he is a recipient of the many local, national, and international awards including American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement, Senior Achievement, and Secretariat Awards and the American Society of Retinal Specialists Honor and Senior Honor Awards.

Dr. Regillo's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Ophthalmology: Retinal
  • Clinical Interests: Macular Degeneration; Diabetes Complications; Retina

Dr. Regillo's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • DirectorWills Eye Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA
    Resident Representative (1990-1991); Co-Chief Resident (1991-1992); Attending Surgeon (1998-present)
  • Affiliate StaffCooper Hospital/University Medical Center
    Camden, NJ
  • Consulting StaffOur Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
    Camden, NJ
  • Vice PresidentMid Atlantic Retina
    Plymouth Meeting, PA
  • ProfessorThomas Jefferson University, School of Medicine
    Associate Professor (1998-2003); Active Staff (1998-present); Adjunct Mentor (2002-present)
  • Active-Associate StaffHoly Redeemer Medical Center
    Meadowbrook, PA
  • Associate StaffAlfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children
    Wilmington, DE
  • PhysicianMain Line Health
    Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Courtesy staffChestnut Hill Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA
  • DirectorRetina Service, Wills Eye Institute
  • Clinical Assistant ProfessorUniversity of California
    San Diego, CA
  • Courtesy StaffPomerado Medical Center
    Poway, CA
  • Retina ConsultantsPrivate practice
  • Attending SurgeonVeterans Affairs Medical Center
    San Diego, CA
  • Clinical Assistant ProfessorEdward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    Bethesda, MD
  • Medical DirectorNaval School of Health Sciences, Ocular Technician School
    San Diego, CA
  • Staff & Co-DirectorNaval Medical Center
    San Diego, CA
    Senior Resident Advisor (1994-1998); Department of Defense, United States Air Force (1994-1998)
  • Clinical FellowHarvard University
    Cambridge, MA
  • Vice PresidentNortheastern University
    Boston, MA
    Pharmacology tutor (1983-1984)

Dr. Regillo's Education & Medical Training

  • Wills Eye HospitalWills Eye HospitalFellowship, Ophthalmology
  • Wills Eye HospitalWills Eye HospitalResidency, Ophthalmology
  • Brigham and Women’s HospitalBrigham and Women’s HospitalInternship, Medicine
  • Harvard Med SchHarvard Medical SchoolMedical School
  • Harvard Medical SchoolHarvard Medical SchoolOther Training, MD
  • Northeastern UniversityNortheastern UniversityOther Training, BS

Dr. Regillo's Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical LicenseNJ State Medical License1998 - 2015
  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1990 - 2014
  • American Board of OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology, 1993

Dr. Regillo's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Ocular Surgery News150 Top InnovatorsOcular Surgery News, 2011
  • Philadelphia Magazine, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010Top Doc’sPhiladelphia Magazine, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
  • South Jersey MagazineTop PhysiciansSouth Jersey Magazine, 2011
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Dr. Regillo's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Ranibizumab for age-related macular degeneration.Gupta O, Regillo C, Ophthalmology
  • Clinical trial performance of community vs university-based practices in the submacular surgery trials (SST).Regillo CD, Evid Based Eye Care
  • Current perspectives in diabetic retinopathy for family physicians.Hurley BR, Regillo CD, Fam Practice
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Retina and Vitreous: Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 12, 2000-2001.Chapter: Retinal physiology and psychophysics (III)
    Regillo CD
    Editors: .The Foundations of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco
  • Retina and Vitreous: Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 12, 2000-2001.Chapter: Congenital and stationary retinal disease (VIII)
    Regillo CD
    Editors: .The Foundations of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco
  • Retina and Vitreous: Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 12, 2000-2001.Chapter: Hereditary retinal and choroidal dystrophies (IX)
    Regillo CD
    Editors: .The Foundations of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco
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  • Post-vitrectomy optic neuropathy.Bansal AS, Hsu J, Moster ML, Regillo C, Wills Eye Institute 64th Annual Conference
  • Torsional phacoemulsification facilitates removal of posterior segment retained lens material during pars plana vitrectomy.Garg SJ, Lane RG, Chiang A. Hsu J, Spirn MJ, Regillo CD, Maguire JI, Vander JF, Kaiser RS, Sivalingam A, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Safety of pars plana vitrectomy in eyes with treated posterior uveal melanoma.Bansal AS, Bianciotto CG, Maguire JI, Regillo CD, Shields JS, Shields CL, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists
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  • The current status of photodynamic therapy.Ophthalmic Club of Philadelphia
  • Novel treatment approaches for age-related macular degeneration.Philadelphia Regional Ophthalmic Society
  • Posterior segment penetrating trauma: Case management discussions and wet lab instructor.Annual Tri-Service Military Ocular Trauma Course, Uniformed Services U of the Health Sciences
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Dr. Regillo's Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS Value Network
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth HMO Value Network
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • AmeriHealth PPO Value Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Capital BC Keystone Health Plan Central HMO
  • Capital Blue Cross PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Wellmark Alliance Select

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