Leonard Ginsburg, M.D., C.D.E.
Dr. Leonard Ginsburg is Chairman of Moore Eye Institute and serves as Clinical Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is one of the only retina specialists in the United States also to be certified as a Diabetes Educator. Throughout his career, Dr. Ginsburg has been involved in many research projects, authored numerous articles, and has been instrumental in introducing several innovative technologies. He is well known for his work in diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and the links between religion and medicine, often speaking and writing on these topics domestically and abroad.
Dr. Ginsburg was motivated to become a retina surgeon as a child after witnessing his grandparents suffer total blindness due to macular degeneration and diabetes. He went to college and medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center and was a retinal fellow at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard University. He served as a staff physician at Joslin Diabetes Center and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston teaching ophthalmic residents.
In 1991, Dr. Ginsburg returned to Philadelphia and later founded the Retina and Diabetic Eye Institute at Mercy Community Hospital. In 1996, The Crozer-Keystone Health System and Brandywine Hospital helped him create what is now Moore Eye Institute. In 2010, Phoenixville Hospital of Community Health Services, the largest privately owned hospital group in America, partnered to open a Moore Eye Institute within their doors. Dr. Ginsburg serves as Chief of Ophthalmology at Springfield Hospital.
As far back as 1988, Dr. Ginsburg has been involved in many research projects and articles, primarily in the introduction of several new technologies in Pennsylvania. He has authored many papers and offerings such as Focal Points: Diabetic Retinopathy: Classification, Progression and Management for the American Academy of Ophthalmology; and Revealing Retina – What All Physicians Should Know for the American Society of Retina Specialists. He served as the National Council Vice-Chairman of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology Section, representing all major ophthalmology organizations and served as the regional President of the American Diabetes Association. He has received countless awards and in 2006, was chosen as National Physician of the Year by the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Physician Advisory Board.
In 1985, prior to his ophthalmology residency, Dr. Ginsburg founded the International Association of University Students (IAUS) International Network and served as chairman for its founding convention. It was the only international student organization of its kind, acting as a worldwide center for data collection, information exchange and research among universities and their students. Through the IAUS, he proposed the International Network for linking university computers throughout the world. Later that year, he was the coordinator of student representation at the International Association of Universities Eighth Quinquennial Convention at UCLA. This conference was comprised of university presidents from 500 major universities in 80 nations including the Soviet Union, China, and most of Europe.
- Retinal Fellowships Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Joslin Diabetes Center
- Ophthalmology Residency Albert Einstein Medical Center
- Medical Internship
Saint Mary’s Medical Center
- Medical & Bachelor’s Degree University of Pennsylvania
- Clinical Chief
Department of Ophthalmology, Drexel University College of Medicine
- Chief of Ophthalmology Springfield Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital
Moore Eye Institute Moore Eye Foundation
- Clincal Staff
Brigham Women’s Hospital
- Clinical Researcher
Joslin Diabetes Center
American Board of Ophthalmology
National Board of Medical Examiners
Research Papers and Publications
- Ginsburg, L., “Laser and Surgical Management of DME” Vindico Medical Education in conjunction with Salus University. October 2015
- Ginsburg, L., “Staging Diabetic Eye Disease and Its Clinical Significance” Vindico Medical Education in conjunction with Salus University. August 2015
- “Micropulse Diode Laser vs Lucentis Intravitreal Injection for Diabetic Macular Edema” – Approved by CKHS Institutional Review Board, 2014
- Ginsburg, Chow “The Revealing Retina: What All Physicians Should Know”, June 2003; American Society of Retina Specialists and the Vitreous Foundation
- Ginsburg, Aiello “Diabetic Retinopathy: Classification, Progression and Management”. September 1993; Focal Points American Academy of Ophthalmology series.
- Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope: A New Frontier for Low Vision Rehabilitation, Essentials of Low Vision Practice, edited by Richard L. Brilliant, O.D., F.A.A.O., Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999. 71-76
- Colluciello M., Ginsburg L., Sammartino J., et al. “ICG Angiographic Evaluation of Retinal Pigment Epithelial Tears”. (Retina, 1995).
- Ganiban G, Ginsburg L. “Giardiasis Manifesting at Uveitis and Retinal Neovascularization”. Abstract for Vitreous Society 15th Annual Meeting (1996)
- Lightman, Colluciello, Ginsburg, Tuller “Surgeon Glove Finger” Gas Delivery System: Ophthalmic Surgery 1995, 26:188
- Wu, Ginsburg “Macular Photostress Test in Age-Related Macular Degeneration”: Archives of Ophthalmology, 1990; 108:1156-1558
- Bartov, Ginsburg “Scleral-Directed Knot Technique for Securing an Encircling Band in Retinal Surgery”: Ophthalmic Surgery, October 1991
- Bartov, Ginsburg “Methylcellulose as a Contact Lens Irrigant When Silicone Oil is Used in Vitreoretinal Surgery”: Annals of Ophthalmology, May; 25 (5:167-9)
- Quanitation of Retinal Blood Flow and Macular Perfusion in Different Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy as well as Pre- and Post-Laser Treatment by a New Video Fluorescein Angiographic System and by the Blue Entopic Field (ARVO 1989)