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Peter Hersh MD, FACS

Peter S. Hersh MD, FACS

Cornea and Laser Eye Institute - Hersh Vision Group, Teaneck, New Jersey

Dr. Peter S. Hersh graduated from Princeton University and received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins Medical School. He completed his ophthalmology residency and subspecialty training in corneal surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hersh remained on the full-time Harvard ophthalmology faculty for several years after training.

Dr. Hersh founded the CLEI Center for Keratoconus in 2002. The mission of the Center is to provide the keratoconus patient with expert state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical services covering all aspects of keratoconic care.  In this effort, Dr. Hersh has written 100 peer-reviewed research publications and four textbooks.  Notably, he led the clinical trials of corneal crosslinking for keratoconus and corneal ectasia as medical monitor and lead author of the studies for U.S. FDA approval.  Dr. Hersh has been awarded the Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is a fellow of the American Ophthalmological Society, and has been selected for Best Doctors in America for over 10 years running.  Dr. Hersh also serves as Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Rutgers Medical School and Visiting Research Collaborator in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University where he collaborates on new laser and medical technologies. He is Team Ophthalmologist for the N.Y. Jets.