Gil Binenbaum, MD, MSCE

Gil Binenbaum, MD, MSCE, is an attending surgeon in the Division of Ophthalmology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Abusive head trauma and associated ocular findings, Amblyopia, Pediatric and adult strabismus, Retinopathy of prematurity
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees
Phone: 215-590-2791

  • Background

    Gil Binenbaum, MD, MSCE, is a member of the Division of Ophthalmology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he serves as director of the inpatient ophthalmology consultation service, and an assistant professor of Ophthalmology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Binenbaum sees patients at Children's Hospital's Wood Center, as well as the Specialty Care Center in Voorhees, New Jersey.

    An active clinical researcher, Dr. Binenbaum is the principal investigator of a NIH-sponsored multi-center retinopathy of prematurity study. His research includes the investigation of the interpretation and causes of retinal hemorrhage in children who have had abusive head trauma, as well as studying clinical effectiveness in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Binenbaum mentors many students and trainees and teaches medical school classes at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


    Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA


    Ophthalmology - Scheie Eye Institute/University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


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

    Board Certification

    American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Surgeon

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    Clinical research in pediatric ophthalmology

  • Publications



    Binenbaum G, Christian CW, Ichord RN, Ying GS, Simon MA, Romero K, Pollock AN, Forbes BJ. Retinal Hemorrhage and Brain Injury Patterns on Diffusion-weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Injured Children. J AAPOS. 2013 Dec;17(6):603-8

    Binenbaum G, Rogers D, Forbes B, Levin A, Clark S, Christian C, Liu G, Avery R. Patterns of Retinal Hemorrhage Associated with Increased Intracranial Pressure in Children. Pediatrics. 2013 Aug;132(2):e430-4

    Binenbaum G. Algorithms for the Prediction of ROP based upon Postnatal Weight Gain. Clin Perinatol. 2013 Jun;40(2):261-70


    Binenbaum G, Ying GS, Quinn GE, Huang J, Dreisteitl, Antigua J, Foroughi N, Abbasi S. The CHOP postnatal weight gain, birth weight, and gestational age retinopathy of prematurity risk model. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Dec;130(12):1560-5

    Cohen AM, Cook N, Harris MC, Ying GS, Binenbaum G. The pain response to mydriatic eyedrops in preterm infants. J Perinatol. 2013 Jun;33(6):462-5.


    Binenbaum G, Ying GS, Quinn GE, Dreisetl S, Karp K, Roberts R, Kirpalani H, and the PINT Study Group. A Clinical Prediction Model to Stratify ROP Risk using Postnatal Weight Gain. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar;127(3):e607-14.

    Jensen AK, Ying GS, Huang J, Karp K, Quinn GE, Binenbaum G. Thrombocytopenia and retinopathy of prematurity. J AAPOS. 2011 Feb 1;15(1):e3-e4.