Chief Medical Consultant and Board Member
Dr. Joanna Fisher earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1982 in a combined six-year BA/MD program through Lehigh University. She continued her training with a medical internship at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pennsylvania, followed by a Residency in Ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Board Certified in Ophthalmology, Dr. Fisher has been practicing medical and surgical eye care since 1986.
She completed a mini-fellowship in LASIK surgery in 2000 and participated in a comprehensive training program on the Cynosure Elite Cosmetic Laser System in 2011. She was certified to perform additional cosmetic services, including Botox, Juvederm and Voluma. Chosen by her ophthalmology colleagues, Dr. Fisher is the proud recipient of the Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor award.
Dedicated to providing comprehensive ophthalmic care in her home community, Dr. Fisher founded Valley Eye Professionals, LLC in 2006, located in Huntingdon Valley. She has been actively involved at Holy Redeemer Hospital, serving as Chief of the Ophthalmology Department (2002-2020) and as President of the Medical Staff in 2013-2014. She served on the Holy Redeemer ASC Board of Managers (2017-2019) and as a Board Member of the Holy Redeemer Innovative Wellness Alliance (2015-2021).
Throughout her career, Dr. Fisher actively participated on the teaching staff in the Cataract and Primary Eyecare Department at Wills Eye Hospital, training future eye surgeons. She volunteered her time in the community at the annual Wills Eye Hospital screening and at Holy Redeemer Hospital, both in the Women’s Health Center and by participating in the diabetic lecture series.
An Alumni herself, Dr. Fisher served as a Board member of the Will’s Alumni Society, and was selected as the Society’s President in 2014. She received the prestigious Silver Tray Award from Will’s Eye Hospital in 2019, in recognition and appreciation for her many years of devoted service to the hospital, the residency program and the alumni society.
In addition to her clinical and teaching responsibilities locally, she was actively involved at the state level through the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology. She served on its Board of Directors (2004-2020) and as the Academy’s President 2015-2017.
At the national level Dr. Fisher participated as a Councilor to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In 2018 she became a Life Fellow, after 35 years of active membership with the Academy, and her commitment to clinical excellence in advancing high quality, safe and effective eye care.
Dr. Fisher chose to retire from her clinical practice in 2021 to pursue other interests and activities. She enjoys travel with her husband, visiting her family and grandchildren, and devoting time to her many hobbies, including biking, swimming, hiking and cooking.
Dr. Fisher is delighted to join the team at Medical Optometry America as their Chief Medical Consultant and Board Member. She looks forward to working together to build the future of eye health.