L. Jay Katz MD, FACS
Jefferson Medical College
Attending Surgeon and Director, Glaucoma Service
Wills Eye Institute
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 (2002), the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology’s Faculty Award (2003),Distinguished Alumnus of the Yale University Eye Center (2003), Honored Life Member of the Philadelphia Ophthalmic Club in (2007) and the Silver Tray Award at Wills Eye Institute (2012).
Dr. Katz has published more than 160 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, and Graefe’s Archives of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. He has authored, coauthored, or edited more than 30 books and book chapters. He has been an investigator in landmark multicenter trials in glaucoma such as the Glaucoma Laser Trial (GLT), the Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study (AGIS), and the Collaborative Initial Glaucoma Treatment Study (CIGTS).