William Anninger, MD

William Anninger, MD, is a pediatric ophthalmologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Amblyopia, Pediatric cataracts, Retinopathy of prematurity, Strabismus
Locations: Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County; Specialty Care, King of Prussia
Phone: 215-590-2791

  • Background

    Dr. William Anninger is a member of the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology with the University of Pennsylvania and Scheie Eye Institute.

    Dr. Anninger completed his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan and received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He was an intern at Cambridge City Hospital, Harvard University, and completed his post-doctoral training at the William Havener Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio. Most recently he completed his fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology here at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Dr. Anninger sees patients at the Children's Hospital Main Campus and at the Children's Hospital Specialty Care Centers in King of Prussia and Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His special interests include any eye or vision problem including strabismus, pediatric cataracts and retinopathy of prematurity.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH


    Transitional Internship in Medicine - Cambridge City Hospital, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


    Ophthalmology - William Havener Eye Institute, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


    Pediatric Ophthalmology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Additional Training

    Albert Schweitzer Medical Fellow - Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambarene, Gabon

    Board Certification


  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications


    Lane KA, Anninger WV, Katowitz JA. Expanding the phenotype of a neurofibromatosis type 1-like syndrome: a patient with SPRED1 mutation and orbital manifestations: retraction. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Mar-Apr;26(2):145. No abstract available.

    Nallasamy S, Davidson SL, Kuhn I, Mills MD, Forbes BJ, Anninger WV, Stricker PA. Simultaneous bilateral intraocular surgery in children. J AAPOS. 2010 Feb;14(1):15-9. Read abstract