Dr. William Anninger is a member of the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also an associate 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. In 2006 he completed his fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Anninger has published articles and book chapters on topics involving pediatric ophthalmology disorders and their treatment.  Because of his experience and interest in training future pediatric specialists, Dr. Anninger is also the fellowship director for Pediatric Ophthalmology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Anninger sees patients at CHOP's Main Campus in Philadelphia and Specialty Care Centers in King of Prussia and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

His special interests include the medical and surgical care of strabismus, pediatric cataracts and anterior segment anomalies, 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

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

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services




Schrier SA, Wong LJ, Place E, Ji JQ, Pierce EA, Golden J, Santi M, Anninger W, Falk MJ. Mitochondrial tRNA-Serine (AGY)m.C12264T Mutation Causes Severe Multisystem Disease with Cataracts. Discov Med. 2012 Feb;13(69):143-50.


Nallasamy S, Anninger WV, Quinn GE, Kroener B, Zetola NM, Nkomazana O. Survey of childhood blindness and visual impairment in Botswana. Br J Ophthalmol. 2011 Oct;95(10):1365-70

Nagae LM, Katowitz WR, Bilaniuk LT, Anninger WV, Pollock AN. Radiological Detection of Intraorbital Wooden Foreign Bodies. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Sep;27(9):895-6.



Anninger W. Pediatric Leukocoria, and Pediatric Anterior Segment Anomalies: The Scheie Eye Institute Video Text Book of Ophthalmology. 2014.