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WillsEye Physicians - Rittenhouse Eye

Dr. Walter Harris

Dr. Harris founded Rittenhouse Eye Associated in 1989. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Harris completed his internship in internal medicine at Hahnemann Hospital and his residency in ophthalmonlogy at the Medical College of Virginia.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Formerly the Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Harris is an adjunct professor at the Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University and Wills Eye Hospital.

“Making people feel comfortable is a critical part of the care process. Compassion counts. Mastering technology that allows us to improve lives with the latest treatments and procedures is our responsibility. It’s personal.”

Zeba A. Syed, MD

Zeba A. Syed, MD is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery. She serves as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

After graduating summa cum laude from Harvard College, Dr. Syed went on to graduate from Harvard Medical School. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, MA. After residency, Dr. Syed completed a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL.

Dr. Syed is the author of numerous book chapters and articles in the peer-reviewed literature. Among her many awards, Dr. Syed has been honored as a Heed Foundation Fellow and received the Resident Excellence Award by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).

Nadia Haqqie, MD

Nadia Haqqie, MD

Nadia Haqqie, MD, is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with the Wills Eye Cataract and Primary Eye Care Service and Wills Eye Emergency Department at Jefferson. Dr. Haqqie received her medical degree cum laude from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society her junior year. She stayed on at Albany to complete her residency, serving as chief resident during her final year. She completed fellowship training in cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. Her areas of interest include dry eye and cataract surgery.

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Wills Eye Physicians
2000 Hamilton St. #306
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Located near the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Phone:  (215) 545-5001
Fax:  (215) 545-5763
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Monday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

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