Benjamin H. Bloom, M.D.
After earning an undergraduate degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Bloom worked in the Biotechnology Branch of the NASA Electronics Research Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, designing medical instruments for the Apollo program. Dr. Bloom then entered Tufts Medical School, where he did research in retinal electrophysiology, strengthening his interest in ophthalmology and in retinal disease in particular. After an Internship at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, he began his Residency in Ophthalmology at the New England Medical Center, completing a PHS Traineeship in Retinal Electrophysiology. Dr. Bloom went on to a clinical fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Diseases at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and a research fellowship at New York Hospital exploring the use of lasers in vitreous surgery.
Dr. Bloom went into private practice in Philadelphia in 1980, and is currently on the staffs of Wills Eye Institute, Einstein Medical Center and Main Line Hospitals, Lankenau Medical Center. He maintains a particular specialty interest in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and other retinal diseases. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology and Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology.
Winston Murphy Bryant, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Winston Bryant earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Virginia Union University in Richmond, and worked toward a Ph.D. in Histology at New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. After serving as a laboratory technician in the United States Army, Dr. Bryant received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville. He completed an Internship and Residency in Ophthalmology at Philadelphia General Hospital.
Board certified in Ophthalmology, Dr. Bryant is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a former Chief of Ophthalmology at Mercy-Douglass Hospital and attending surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital. Dr. Bryant has also served on the medical staffs of St. Christopher’s, Mercy and Roxborough Hospitals.
Dr. Bryant has enjoyed membership in and served in leadership positions for the Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Jody R. Piltz-Seymour, M.D.
Dr. Jody Piltz-Seymour is nationally-recognized as a premier specialist in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma. Board certified since 1990, Dr. Piltz-Seymour was previously the director of the Glaucoma Service at the Scheie Eye Institute and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania, before joining Philadelphia Ophthalmology Associates/Accuvision in 2008.
As an educator, Dr. Piltz-Seymour has taught surgical techniques and glaucoma care to more than a dozen glaucoma specialists and over 50 resident ophthalmologists while at the University of Pennsylvania. She has a leadership role in national ophthalmic organizations and has served on the Executive Committee of the American Glaucoma Society. She has been awarded a Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and she has served on the program committee for the national meetings of these organizations. She is also an active member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Women in Ophthalmology, Philadelphia Ophthalmology Society and Philadelphia Glaucoma Society, and is a founding member of the Women in Glaucoma group. Dr. Piltz-Seymour has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as a ‘Top Doc’ and a ‘Top Doc for Seniors.’
Dr. Piltz-Seymour has been on the forefront of glaucoma clinical research and is principal investigator of major clinical trials sponsored by the National Eye Institute/National Institute of Health (NIH). She is regularly invited to review prospective grants at the NIH and articles for the leading ophthalmic journals. Dr. Piltz-Seymour has authored more than 70 articles and book chapters on glaucoma, and is a frequent speaker at national and international research meetings. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been active on the national committee to prepare and administer the board examination to new ophthalmologists.
Dr. Piltz-Seymour received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University. She returned to her native New York for her medical school and residency training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she served as chief resident. She was awarded the prestigious glaucoma fellowship with Dr. Stephen Drance, a world leader in glaucoma, in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has made Philadelphia her home since 1990. Dr. Piltz-Seymour is on staff at St Mary’s Medical Center, Presbyterian Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Wills Eye Hospital.
Roger Tsai, O.D.
Dr. Roger Tsai joined Philadelphia Ophthalmology Associates in 2000. He was born in Taiwan and raised in Brazil. Dr. Tsai received his medical degree from the University of Gama Filho in Rio de Janeiro. He continued his education in the United States, earning his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. A member of the American Optometry Association and Pennsylvania Optometry Society for over 10 years, Dr. Tsai is certified to treat and manage ocular diseases. Along with promoting healthy eyes, he is particularly committed to providing the best care for the most complex vision corrections through precise refraction and the fitting of all varieties of contact lenses, including the difficult-to-fit rigid lenses and the soft specialty lenses.
Dr. Tsai has been married to his wife for 22 years and has four children. His activities in the community include coaching intramural soccer, speaking and educating about the eyes at elementary schools, serving as chair of a local church board and serving as a member of the Board of Directors of a global nonprofit organization. His language skills include fluency in English, Chinese Taiwanese and Portuguese.