Pediatric Neuro-ophthalmologist Robert A. Avery, DO, MSCE, Joins Division of Ophthalmology

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Robert AveryThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert A. Avery, DO, MSCE, to the Division of Ophthalmology. Dr. Avery is also an assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. He joins Grant T. Liu, MD, in the Pediatric Neuro-ophthalmology service at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Avery earned his DO from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. Following his internship and residency in Pediatrics at the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware, he completed both his Pediatric Neurology residency and Neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Avery also received his Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Avery was an attending pediatric neuro-ophthalmologist at Children’s National Medical Center and the Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute in Washington, DC, prior to joining The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2015.

Dr. Avery’s research investigates methods for assessing the visual pathway of children with optic pathway gliomas and optic neuropathy. He is the principal investigator of a NIH/NEI sponsored grant using handheld optical coherence tomography (OCT) to monitor tumor progression in children with optic pathway gliomas. He serves as one of the study chairs for a multi-center international study of optic pathway gliomas secondary to neurofibromatosis type 1, funded by the Children’s Tumor Foundation and Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute. 

Dr. Avery sees patients at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Main Campus.

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