Joel Schuman, MD

Joel Schuman, MD, FACS

Ophthalmology Pittsburgh, PA

Distinguished Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology, Eye and Ear Foundation Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology, Director, UPMC Eye Center


Office Address

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

Joel Schuman, MD, FACS

Ophthalmology Pittsburgh, PA

Distinguished Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology, Eye and Ear Foundation Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology, Director, UPMC Eye Center

Summary

  • Joel S. Schuman, MD is Distinguished Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology, Eye and Ear Foundation Endowed Chair in 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 300 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

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

Education & Training

  • Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology
  • Medical College of Virginia
  • Mount Sinai Beth IsraelMount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Columbia University

Certifications & Licensure

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

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Pittsburgh’s Top Doctors2006-present
  • America’s Top Doctors – The Best in American Medicine2006-present
  • Lifetime Achievement Honor AwardAmerican Acsademy of Ophthalmology, 2013

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

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

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 Drusen Page 548 - 555
    Im L, Schuman JS
    Editors: In Huang.Elsevier Publications, Philadelphia, PA
    Edition 1,
  • Retinal Imaging. Chapter: Glaucoma Page 565 - 590
    Stein DM, Wollstein G, Schuman JS
    Editors: In Huang.Elsevier Publications, Philadelphia, PA
    Edition 1,

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

Lectures

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

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 O... Joel.S.Schuman
    United States
  • Automated assessment of optic nerve head with spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Joel S Schuman
    United States

Grant Support

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

Hospital Affiliations

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

Medical Groups

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical AssociationI
  • American Glaucoma Society
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