Graham E. Quinn, MD, MSCE

Graham Quinn, MD, MSCE, is an attending surgeon in the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and director of research for the Division.

Areas of Expertise: Retinopathy of prematurity, Visual development
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees
Phone: 215-590-2791

  • Background

    Graham Quinn, MD, MSCE, is an attending surgeon in the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and director of research for the Division. He is also a Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Dr. Quinn received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 1973. He completed an internship in internal medicine and a year of pathology residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland before moving to Philadelphia to complete his residency in ophthalmology at Penn. He did his fellowship training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and stayed on as a member of the faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Quinn completed the master's of science degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania.
    Dr. Quinn's interest areas are retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and visual and ocular development in children. He was a principal investigator and member of the executive and editorial committees of the landmark CRYO-ROP study and PI of the Philadelphia center and worked with Velma Dobson, PhD in the Vision Testing center for ETROP. He served as a member of the original group that developed the International Classification of ROP and recently chaired a “revisiting” of the classification. He has participated in a large number of international conferences and workshops on ROP prevention and treatment in countries with rapidly developing neonatal care systems. Recent work has concentrated on early markers identifying at risk babies and also telemedicine in ROP.  
    As a consequence of the abnormal refractive errors that are frequently seen in premies, Dr. Quinn developed an interest in ocular growth and development and has established a collaborative clinical research effort in the Division focusing on the development of refractive error and patterns of ocular growth in children.
  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC


    Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio


    Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.


    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Surgeon

    Director of Research

    Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    Retinopathy of Prematurity

  • Publications



    Daniel E, Quinn GE, Hildebrand PL, Ells A, Hubbard GB 3rd, Capone A Jr, Martin ER, Ostroff CP, Smith E, Pistilli M, Ying GS; e-ROP Cooperative Group. Validated System for Centralized Grading of Retinopathy of Prematurity: Telemedicine Approaches to Evaluating Acute-Phase Retinopathy of Prematurity (e-ROP) Study. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Jun;133(6):675-82. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.0460.

    Ying GS, Quinn GE, Wade KC, Repka MX, Baumritter A, Daniel E; e-ROP Cooperative Group. Predictors for the development of referral-warranted retinopathy of prematurity in the telemedicine approaches to evaluating acute-phase retinopathy of prematurity (e-ROP) study. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar;133(3):304-11. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.5185.

    Kemper AR, Wade KC, Hornik CP, Ying GS, Baumritter A, Quinn GE; Telemedicine Approaches to Evaluating Acute-phase Retinopathy of Prematurity (e-ROP) Study Cooperative Group. Retinopathy of prematurity risk prediction for infants with birth weight less than 1251 grams. J Pediatr. 2015 Feb;166(2):257-61.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.09.069. Epub 2014 Nov 12.


    Quinn GE, Ying GS, Daniel E, Hildebrand PL, Ells A, Baumritter A, Kemper AR, Schron EB, Wade K; e-ROP Cooperative Group. Validity of a telemedicine system for the evaluation of acute-phase retinopathy of prematurity. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Oct;132(10):1178-84. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.1604.