Leonard Ginsburg, M.D.
Dr. Leonard Ginsburg is Chairman of Moore Eye Institute, Chairman of the Ophthalmology Residency Program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and former Clinical Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at Drexel University College of Medicine. For more than 20 years, he was 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 instrumental in introducing innovative technologies, has been involved in many research projects, and has authored numerous articles. He founded Moore Eye Institute which has grown into one of the largest multispecialty eye care institutions in the Philadelphia region. Dr. Ginsburg is well known for his work in diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, healthcare compliance, and the links between religion and medicine, often speaking and writing on these topics domestically and abroad.
Dr. Ginsburg is the founder and Chief Medical Officer of Dynamic Health Records/DHRpro. After working with electronic medical records, Dr. Ginsburg realized that they often create a barrier between physicians and patients. For several years, he worked with a team of physicians and industry leaders to develop a solution that will help all doctors, not just eye doctors. This solution harnesses the power of technology to synthesize all aspects of the patient’s medical condition into one actionable dashboard; thus, enabling improved care and reduced medical errors while helping doctors meet all regulations.
History and Motivation
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. For many years, Dr. Ginsburg served 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.
Innovation in Technology and Information Exchange
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
Moore Eye Institute and Moore Eye Foundation
Ophthalmology Residency Program, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Former Clinical Chief Department of Ophthalmology, Drexel University College of Medicine
- Former Chief of Ophthalmology Springfield Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital
- Former Clincal Staff
Brigham Women’s Hospital
- Former Clinical Researcher
Joslin Diabetes Center
American Board of Ophthalmology
National Board of Medical Examiners
Research Papers, Publications, Abstracts, and Panel Discussions
- Ginsburg, Leonard. “Do Scheduling Issues Impact Follow Up Exams For Patients With Moderate Diabetic Retinopathy With Macular Edema?” In American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting, Paper On Demand. Chicago, IL: 2019.
- Ginsburg, Leonard, Zachary Lipps, Nichole Lewis, Andrew Petrucci, Matthew Riggi, Jesus Janne, and Gerald Meltzer. “Measuring, Evaluating, and Improving Care Based on Preferred Practice Guidelines.” In American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery/ASOA Annual Conference, Poster #57421. Fairfax, VA: 2019.
- Ginsburg, Leonard, Zachary Lipps, Nichole Lewis, Andrew Petrucci, Matthew Riggi, and Jesus Janne. “Cataract Surgeries and YAG Lasers Billed in the Wrong Eye.” In American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery/ASOA Annual Conference, ASOA Paper. Fairfax, VA: 2019.
- Ginsburg, Leonard, Nichole Lewis, Rhonda Buckholtz, Allison Shuren, and James Freeman. “Involving Your Providers in RCM – Maintaining Good Standing with OIG.” Lecture, ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 6, 2019.
- Ginsburg, Leonard, Nichole Lewis, Allison Shuren, Rhonda Buckholtz, and Gerald Meltzer. “EHR Can Cause Documentation and Billing Errors Resulting in Financial Loss and Scrutiny.” Lecture, ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 6, 2019.
- Ginsburg, Leonard, Allison Shuren, James Freeman, and Gerald Meltzer. “Avoiding Compliance Pitfalls.” Lecture, ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 6, 2019.
- Meltzer, Gerald, Kirk Mack, Michelle Pineda, and Leonard Ginsburg. “Medical Liability – The Dark Side of EHRs.” Lecture, ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 5, 2019.
- Ginsburg, Leonard. “Doctors are Held Responsible for What They Do Not Know.” Lecture, Business of Retina Meeting, American Society of Retina Specialists, Dallas, TX, March 31, 2019.
- All That’s Worth Knowing: How To Assess the Value of a Retinal Specialist With and Without “Big Data.” Moderator: Timothy Murray, M.D., MBA Panelists: John Thompson, M.D., Leonard Ginsburg, M.D., D. Wilkin Parke, M.D., and John Pollack, M.D. ASRS (American Society of Retina Specialists) video, 47:30, 2018, http://www.asrs.org/Content/annualmeetings/2018_vancouver/11527/desktop.html#.
- Ginsburg L., “EHR Errors in Documenting and Billing Procedures.” ASRS (American Society of Retina Specialists), Vancouver, B.C. (July 2018). Presented within the panel discussion: All That’s Worth Knowing: How to Assess the Value of a Retinal Specialist With and Without “Big Data.” Start: 00:08:15 and end: 00:12:23.
- 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
- Klais CM, Ober MD, Freund KB, Ginsburg LH, Luckie A, Mauget-Faÿsse M, Coscas G, Gross NE, Yannuzzi LA. “Choroidal infarction following photodynamic therapy with verteporfin.” Arch Ophthalmol. 2005 Aug; 123(8):1149-53.
- Ginsburg, Chow “The Revealing Retina: What All Physicians Should Know”, June 2003; American Society of Retina Specialists and the Vitreous Foundation
- 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
- Colucciello M, Ginsburg LH, Sammartino JP. “Choroidal infarction following photodynamic therapy with verteporfin.” Retina. 1997;17(1):23-7.
- Ganiban G, Ginsburg L. “Giardiasis Manifesting at Uveitis and Retinal Neovascularization”. Abstract for Vitreous Society 15th Annual Meeting (1996)
- Colluciello M., Ginsburg L., Sammartino J., et al. “ICG Angiographic Evaluation of Retinal Pigment Epithelial Tears”. (Retina, 1995).
- Lightman, Colluciello, Ginsburg, Tuller “Surgeon Glove Finger” Gas Delivery System: Ophthalmic Surgery 1995, 26:188
- Ginsburg, Aiello “Diabetic Retinopathy: Classification, Progression and Management”. September 1993; Focal Points American Academy of Ophthalmology series.
- Bartov, Ginsburg “Methylcellulose as a Contact Lens Irrigant When Silicone Oil is Used in Vitreoretinal Surgery”: Annals of Ophthalmology, 1993 May; 25 (5:167-9)
- Bartov, Ginsburg “Scleral-Directed Knot Technique for Securing an Encircling Band in Retinal Surgery”: Ophthalmic Surgery, October 1991
- Wu, Ginsburg “Macular Photostress Test in Age-Related Macular Degeneration”: Archives of Ophthalmology, 1990; 108:1156-1558
- 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)