Gary Brown, MD

Gary Brown, MD

Ophthalmology Plymouth Meeting, PA

Professor of Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medical College

Office Address

  • Mid-Atlantic Retina
    4060 Butler Pike
    Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
    Phone: (800) 331-6634
    Fax: (215) 233-3222

Gary Brown, MD

Ophthalmology Plymouth Meeting, PA

Professor of Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medical College


  • Graduating from Colgate University in 1971, I received my MD from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in 1975. Interning in pediatrics at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, I had my ophthalmology residency, chief residency, and vitreoretinal fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Board-certified in Ophthalmology in 1980, I received an MBA degree in Strategic Management from Saint Joseph’s University’s in 1998.

    A practitioner at Wills and Professor of Ophthalmology at Jefferson Medical University, I was Director of the Retina Service at Wills from 2003-2012. I am currently Chief Medical Officer and Director of Pharmacoeconomics at the Center for Value-Based Medicine®, a healthcare economic research organization.

    It has been my privilege to author 12 textbooks and over 700 writings on healthcare economics and vitreoretinal diseases. An investigator for multiple NIH clinical trials, I have had the privilege of giving over 450 lectures and am a reviewer for 40 peer-reviewed journals. Former President of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, the Philadelphia Ophthalmic Club, and the Wills Hospital Society, I was a founder and Co-chief Editor of the Lippincott’s Evidence-Based Ophthalmology.

    Former Chairman of the Board of the Pennsylvania Physician Healthcare Plan, a PPO/HMO, and co-founder of the Value-Based Medicine concept, I am confident the latter’s patient/physician information systems will enhance U.S. medical care quality and cost-effectiveness.

    It has been my good fortune to receive the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor, Senior Honor and Lifetime Achievement Awards, the Arnall Patz Medal, Robert Shoemaker Award, and the Paul Craig Award. I have been honored to be in Who’s Who in the World, 1,000 Great Minds of the 21st Century, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine, Who’s Who Among Outstanding Business Executives, Top Ophthalmologists in the US, Philadelphia’s Top Doctors and Castle Connolly’s America’s Best Doctors.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Retinal Disease
  • Clinical Interests: Pharmaceutical Economics; Diabetic Retinopathy; Macular Degeneration; Costs and Cost Analysis

Education & Training

  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • Saint Josephs University Haub School of Business
  • Wills Eye HospitalWills Eye Hospital
  • Wills Eye Hospital
  • Wills Eye HospitalWills Eye Hospital
  • Grady Health System
  • State University of New York Upstate Medical UniversityState University of New York Upstate Medical University
  • Colgate University

Certifications & Licensure

  • SC State Medical LicenseSC State Medical License2008 - 2017
  • TX State Medical LicenseTX State Medical License1997 - 2014
  • NJ State Medical LicenseNJ State Medical License1981 - 2017
  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1976 - 2016
  • American Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Philadelphia MagazineCastle Connolly, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996
    • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996
    • Super Doctors, 5% of Philadelphia Physicians2013

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Update on Value-Based MedicineC  Brown MM. Brown GC, Curr Opin Ophthalmol, 5/1/2013
    • Vascular crossing patterns in patients with systemic arterial hypertension  Waisbren E, Salz DA Brown GC, Brown MM, Br J Ophthalmol, 4/13/2013
    • Serous macular detachment in waldenström macroglobulinemia: a report of four cases  Baker PS, Garg SJ, Fineman MS, Chiang A, Alshareef RA, Belmont J, Brown GC, Am J Ophthalmol., 1/1/2013

    Professional Memberships

    Other Languages

    • Spanish

    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
    • Cofinity PPO
    • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
    • First Choice
    • 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
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • ODS Network
    • Oxford Health Freedom
    • Oxford Health Liberty
    • PacificSource Preferred PSN
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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