Meet Our Doctors

Dr Joseph Pizzano Cataract and Glaucoma SurgeonJoseph A. Pizzano, M.D.

Dr. Pizzano specializes in cataract and glaucoma. During a career that spans almost 30 years, he has performed thousands of cataract-implant procedures. Dr. Pizzano received his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School and completed a residency at Thomas Jefferson University. He is board certified in ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as the prestigious American College of Surgeons.

Mark F. Pyfer, M.D.

Dr Mark Pyfer Philadelphia Ophthalmologist Dr. Pyfer is board certified in ophthalmic surgery by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He specializes in state-of-the-art refractive and cataract surgery. Dr. Pyfer serves on the teaching faculty of Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, where he has performed over 1,000 vision correction procedures since 1997.

Dr. Pyfer received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, graduating at the top of his class in 1995. After serving an internship in internal medicine, he completed residency training in medical and surgical ophthalmology at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. While in residence at Wills, Dr. Pyfer coauthored the popular Wills Eye Manual, a reference book that has been translated into several languages, and is used by doctors around the world when treating eye disease.

Dr. Pyfer has published numerous scientific papers and abstracts related to his research on topics such as quality of vision after cataract and refractive surgery, surgical treatment of glaucoma, ocular blood flow and computer-enhanced image processing. He is the current President-elect of the Montgomery County Medical Society, and a member of the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.

Monisha Mandalaywala Vora, M.D

Dr Monisha Vora Philadelphia Eye Surgeon

Monisha Vora, MD serves on the Wills Eye Hospital Glaucoma Service where she plays an active role in clinical and surgical resident education. Her areas of expertise include the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma well as routine and complex cataract surgery.

Dr. Vora is a native of upstate New York. She received a BS in Chemistry with a minor in Hispanic Studies summa cum laude from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006. Next, she went to Long Island where she received her MD at Stony Brook University School of Medicine (2010). After serving an internship in Internal Medicine, she completed residency training in medical and surgical Ophthalmology at North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center (2014) where she served as chief resident in her final year. In 2015, Dr. Vora graduated from the prestigious Scheie Eye Institute at University of Pennsylvania after completing a clinical and surgical fellowship in Glaucoma.

Dr. Vora has presented her research at several conferences including the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO). She is fluent in Spanish and her native Gujarati. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, dancing, traveling, and spending time with her family.

She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Glaucoma Society (AGS), and Women in Ophthalmology.

Vincent F. Sardi, M.D.

Dr Vincent Sardi Pennsylvania Ophthalmologist Dr. Sardi is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Ophthalmology and the National Board of Medical Examiners and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has published peer-reviewed articles in ophthalmology and dermatology and is on staff at several hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Dr. Sardi received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in 1984. His post-graduate training included an internship at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA, a residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York and a fellowship in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous at Retina & Vitreous Associates of Kentucky. He has been in practice for 15 years.

Dr. Sardi uses the latest retinal laser treatments and injections for the treatment of
macular degeneration (Macugen injections).

Damon B. Chandler, M.D.

Dr Damon Chandler Cosmetic and Reconstructive SurgeonA board-certified oculofacial surgeon, Dr. Chandler performs cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries around the eyes and on the face. He specializes in eyelid rejuvenation surgery, midface sculpting, brow lifting, BOTOX® and facial fillers, cosmetic lesion removal, reconstruction of the eyelids and face following skin cancer, trauma or scarring, and other related procedures.

After graduating from Duke University cum laude with a degree in Renaissance Literature, Dr. Chandler attended Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Chandler completed a surgical internship at Harvard’s world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital and furthered his training with a residency and fellowship in oculofacial surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Chandler is a Clinical Associate at the University of Pennsylvania and is active in teaching and training new doctors.

To see the amazing results of oculofacial surgery, please visit www.chandlercosmetic.com.

James A. Durski, O.D.

Dr James Durski Philadelphia OptometristDr. Durski received his optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1997 after earning B. S. degrees from Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the University of Scranton. He continued his medical education with externships in ocular pathology, primary vision care and rehabilitation, contact lenses and eyewear, and eye health exams. He is a member of the New Jersey Optometric Association (NJOC) and the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA).

Dr. Durski specializes in all areas of contact lenses and low vision training. He has been in practice for nine years.

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Jenkintown

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North East Philadelphia

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Northern Ophthalmic Associates – North East Philadelphia
9880 Bustleton Avenue, Suite 313 Philadelphia PA 19115 (215) 677-9762

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Northern Ophthalmic Associates – Central City Philadelphia
840 Walnut Street, Suite 1240 Philadelphia PA 19107 (215) 885-6830