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Joel Schuman, MD

Joel Schuman, MD, FACS

Ophthalmology Pittsburgh, PA

Eye and Ear Foundation Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology Director, UPMC Eye Center

Office Address

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  • 203 Lothrop St
    Eye & Ear Institute, Suite 816
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Phone: (412) 647-2205
    Fax: (412) 647-5119

Summary

  • Joel S. Schuman, MD is Eye and Ear Foundation Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology, Eye and Ear Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Director of UPMC Eye Center. He is Professor of Bioengineering, Professor of Clinical and Translational Science and Director of the Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration. He and colleagues were first to identify a molecular marker for human glaucoma (Nature Medicine 2001). He has been continuously funded by the National Eye Institute since 1995. He is an inventor of optical coherence tomography (OCT). He has published more than 275 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles.

Dr. Schuman's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Ophthalmology: Glaucoma Related, Cataract Related
  • Clinical Interests: Three-Dimensional Imaging; Diagnostic Imaging; Aqueous Humor; Optic Nerve; Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Schuman's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Adjunct ProfessorTufts University School of Medicine
    Boston, MA
  • Professor of Bio-EngineeringUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Engineering
  • Professor and ChairEye and Ear Foundation, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Chairman and DirectorUPMC Eye Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Staff PhysicianUPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Shadyside Campus
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Attending PhysicianUPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Staff PhysicianVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • ProfessorUniversity of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University
  • Associate StaffThe Western Pennsylvania Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • ProfessorUniversity of Pittsburgh
  • Vice ChairmanNew England Medical Center
    Boston, MA
  • Research ProfessorTufts University
    Medford, MA
  • DirectorNew England Eye Center, New England Medical Center
    Boston, MA
  • ProfessorTufts University School of Medicine
    Boston, MA
  • Staff PhysicianNoble Hospital
    Springfield, MA
  • Staff PhysicianLawrence Memorial Hospital
    Medford, MA
  • Staff PhysicianNewton Wellesley Hospital
    Newton, MA
  • Staff PhysicianEmerson Hospital
    Concord, MA
  • Associate Professor OphthalmologyTufts University School of Medicine
    Boston, MA
  • Associate ProfessorTufts University School of Medicine
    Boston, MA
  • Staff PhysicianLeominster Hospital
    Leominster, MA
  • Staff PhysicianSt. Elizabeth's Hospital
    Brighton, MA
  • Director Glaucoma ServiceNew England Eye Center
    Boston, MA
  • Director of Residency TrainingNew England Eye Center, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Assistant ProfessorTufts University School of Medicine
    Boston, MA
  • Staff PhysicianVeterans Administration Medical Center
    Boston, MA
  • OphthalmologistNew England Medical Center
    Boston, MA
  • Instructor in OphthalmologyHarvard Medical School
    Boston, CA
  • Assistant in OphthalmologyMassachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Boston, MA

Dr. Schuman's Education & Medical Training

  • Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology Fellowship
  • Medical College of VirginiaMedical College of VirginiaResidency
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Beth Israel Medical CenterAlbert Einstein College of Medicine at Beth Israel Medical CenterInternship, Internal Medicine
  • Mt Sinai Sch of Med of the City U of NYMount Sinai School of MedicineMedical School, MD
  • Columbia University Columbia University Other Training, B.A., Cum Laude

Dr. Schuman's Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License2003 - 2014
  • MA State Medical LicenseMA State Medical License1988 - 2015
  • NY State Medical LicenseNY State Medical License1985 - 2016
  • VA State Medical LicenseVA State Medical License1985 - 2014
  • American Board of OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology, 1990

Dr. Schuman's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • 2006-presentPittsburgh’s Top Doctors2006-present, 2012
  • 2006-presentAmerica’s Top Doctors – The Best in American Medicine2006-present, 2012
  • American Medical AssociationPhysician’s Recognition AwardAmerican Medical Association, 2012
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Dr. Schuman's Clinical Trials

Dr. Schuman's Publications & Presentations

PubMed | Citations by Web of Science®

Journal Articles

  • Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness and the Likelihood of a Visual Field Defect.Williams ZY, Schuman JS, Gamell L, Nemi A, Hertzmark E, Fujimoto JG, Mattox C, Simpson J, Wollstein G, Am J Ophthalmol
  • One-Year Randomized Study Comparing Bimatoprost and Timolol in glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension.Higginbotham EJ, Schuman JS, Goldberg I, Gross RL, VanDenburgh AM, Chen K, Whitcup SM, for Bimatoprost Study Groups 1 and 2, Arch Ophthalmol
  • An Analysis of Macular Volume In Normal and Glaucomatous Eyes Using Optical Coherence Tomography.Lederer D, Schuman JS, Hertzmark E, Heltzer J, Velazquez L, Fujimoto JG, Mattox, C, Am J Ophthalmol
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Care of the Elderly: Clinical Aspects of Aging.Chapter: Ocular Disorders of the Aging Eye
    Mattox C, Wu HK and Schuman JS
    Editors: William Reichel.Williams & Wilkins
    Edition 4,
  • Retinal Imaging.Chapter: Optic Nerve Head DrusenPage 548 - 555
    Im L, Schuman JS
    Editors: In Huang.Elsevier Publications, Philadelphia, PA
    Edition 1,
  • Retinal Imaging.Chapter: GlaucomaPage 565 - 590
    Stein DM, Wollstein G, Schuman JS
    Editors: In Huang.Elsevier Publications, Philadelphia, PA
    Edition 1,
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Abstracts/Posters

  • An Active Retinal Tracker for Clinical Optical Coherence Tomography Systems.Hammer D, Ferguson RD, Paunescu LA, Beaton S, Schuman JS, Journal Biomedical Optics
  • Three Dimensional Retinal Imaging of Small Animals with High-Speed.Ko TH, Srinivasan VJ, Carvalho MT, Wojtkowski M, Bursell S, Lem J, Duker JS, Schuman JS, Fujimoto JG, Ultrahigh Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Intraretinal Thickness Mapping Using Three-Dimensional, High-Speed Ultrahigh Resolution OCT.Srinivasan VJ, Wojtkowski M, Ko TH, Carvalho MT, Witkin AJ, Schuman JS, Duker JS, Fujimoto JG, ARVO
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Lectures

  • Michael Mathieu LectureUniversity of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
  • Senju Lecture.University of California, San Francisco
  • Roger P. Mason, Sr., MD Lecture.Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C
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Other

  • Method and apparatus for optical imaging with means for controlling the longitudinal range of the sample.Joel.S.Schuman
    United States
  • Method of Using Matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibitors in Filtering Blebs Following Glaucoma Filtering Surgery and in the Treatment of Ischemic Damage to the Retina and Optic Nerver.Joel.S.Schuman
    United States
  • Automated assessment of optic nerve head with spectral domain optical coherence tomography.Joel S Schuman
    United States
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Grant Support

  • Novel Glaucoma Diagnostics For Structure And Function
    Novel Glaucoma Diagnostics For Structure And FunctionNational Eye Institute
    2003 - 2011
  • Novel Glaucoma Diagnostics For Structure And Function
    Novel Glaucoma Diagnostics For Structure And FunctionNational Eye Institute
    2000 - 2002
  • Measurement Of Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness In Normal And
    Measurement Of Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness In Normal AndNational Eye Institute
    1999 - 1999
  • Optical Coherence Tomography--Novel Glaucoma Diagnostic
    Optical Coherence Tomography--Novel Glaucoma DiagnosticNational Eye Institute
    1995 - 1998

Dr. Schuman's Professional Memberships

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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