Dr. Samuel H. Galib


Samuel H. Galib, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.

Samuel H. Galib, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. is the Founder and Medical Director of the Paoli Eye Institute. He received his Ophthalmology Residency training, (Medical and Surgical), at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Scheie Eye Institute, with the world-renowned Ophthalmologist and Eye Surgeon, Dr. Harold G. Scheie, the Founder of the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Galib then received a Fellowship in Micro-Surgery and Anterior Segment Surgery of the Eye ( including cornea ) with Dr. Donald Willard, one of the fathers of modern micro-surgery of the Eye. While at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Galib founded and directed for several years, the Diagnostic Clinical Retinal Electrophysiology Facility at the Scheie Eye Institute. He also ran a similar service at the University of PA School of Medicine Hyperbaric Research Facility (part of the US Navy research on underwater effects on human physiology and vision).

While at the University of Pennsylvnia, Dr. Galib did research on the Retina. He has lectured on a variety of subjects in Ophthalmology from Diagnostic Electrophysiology, to Cataract and Laser Surgery, among others.

Prior to his Eye Residency, Dr. Galib had spent two years in General Surgery and Surgical Pathology at the University of Iowa Hospitals which led to his pursuit of a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, and Electro-Physiology.

Dr. Galib currently is an Attending Surgeon at the Wills Eye Institute and Wills Eye Surgery Center and is heavily involved in the teaching and training of Resident doctors in Ophthalmology and Eye Surgery. He is an Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Galib holds patents in Eye Surgery, and also has designed instruments that are currently used in Eye Surgery. He developed the Eye Service at the Paoli Hospital.

Dr. Galib is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy  of Ophthalmology. In addition, he is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Chester County Medical Society. He is also founder and first president of the Pennsylvania Eye Care IPA, LLC, a Pennsylvania State-wide association of Ophthalmologists.

Dr. Galib has served two terms as a Commissioned Officer (Colonel) in the United States Army Reserves Medical Corps.

Dr. Galib brings to the Paoli Eye Institute a wealth of surgical, medical and diagnostic experience and expertise in Ophthalmology. He specializes in Cataract Surgery and Anterior Segment Surgery, and in Premium Lens Implants, as well as in Laser treatment of Eye and Retinal Diseases, and management of Glaucoma and Diabetes in the eye. He is Director of the Cataract &  Lens Implant Division (Multi Focal, Accomodative, Toric, as well as Monofocal) of the Paoli Eye Institute.

Dr. Galib is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and a member of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

In addition to the above, Dr. Galib is on Staff in the Mainline Health System (Paoli, Bryn Mawr, Lankenau, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospitals), the Paoli Surgery Center, and the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.