Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Appoints New Ophthalmology Division Chief

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Today, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) appointed Gil Binenbaum, MD, MSCE as Chief of the Division of Ophthalmology. Dr. Binenbaum has served as an attending surgeon at CHOP since 2007 and is also an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. An active clinical researcher, Dr. Binenbaum is widely recognized for his clinical expertise with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP); consultative pediatric ophthalmology, including ocular signs of child abuse; and complex pediatric and adult strabismus.

“We are delighted to continue working with Dr. Binenbaum to help advance care for patients within our Division of Ophthalmology,” said N. Scott Adzick, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief of CHOP and the founder and director of the Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment. “Dr. Binenbaum is a highly accomplished clinician, educator and scholar who has outstanding leadership abilities and will undoubtedly guide the Division of Ophthalmology to new heights. Additionally, we are extremely grateful to Dr. Monte Mills, who served as division chief for 21 years and will continue his superb clinical, educational and research work as a senior surgeon in our Division of Ophthalmology.”

Dr. Binenbaum holds the Richard Shafritz Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology Research and is the divisional director of research at CHOP. He is the chair of a 45-hospital collaborative ROP research group and has served as the chair of the Research Committee of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS). Dr. Binenbaum has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, scientific abstracts, chapters and editorials. He has had continuous NIH research funding support since beginning his tenure at CHOP and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of AAPOS as well as the newly launched Ophthalmology Science.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Binenbaum teaches and mentors medical students, residents, fellows, ophthalmologists in practice, and subspecialists in other pediatric fields.

Contact: Kaila Revello, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 267-426-6054 or

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