Dr. L. Jay Katz


L. Jay Katz M.D., F.A.C.S.

Jefferson Medical College
Attending Surgeon and Director, Glaucoma Service
Wills Eye Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. Katz is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Director of the Glaucoma Service at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Katz received his MD degree from Yale University Medical School, New Haven, and completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, a residency in Ophthalmology at Yale, and a Fellowship in Glaucoma at Wills Eye Hospital.

Dr. Katz has been the recipient of various awards, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Senior Achievement Award in 2002 and the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology’s Faculty Award in 2003. He was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Yale University Eye Center in 2003 and became a Honored Life Member of the Philadelphia Ophthalmic Club in 2007.

Dr. Katz has published more than 120 articles in such journals as Archives of Ophthalmology, the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, and the Journal of Glaucoma. He is an Editorial Board member for Journal of Glaucoma, Survey of Ophthalmology, Clinical Therapeutics and Graefe’s Archives of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. He has authored, coauthored, or edited more than 30 books and book chapters.