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3401 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Robert A. Avery, DO, MSCE
Robert A. Avery
Attending Physician

Dr. Avery is a principal investigator and an an attending physician in the Division of Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.



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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 an NIH/NEI sponsored grant using hand-held optical coherence tomography to monitor tumor progression in children with optic pathway gliomas.

He serves as a principal investigator for the 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.

Prior to joining CHOP in 2015, Dr. Avery was an attending pediatric neuro-ophthalmologist at Children’s National Medical Center and the Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute.

Education and Training

BS, Texas Christian University (Psychology), 1993

MA, Wesleyan University (Psychology), 1995

DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2003

Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Child Neurology), 2008

Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology), 2010

MSCE, University of Pennsylvania (Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics), 2010

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology

Professional Memberships

North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Professional Awards

Outstanding Junior Member Award, Child Neurology Society, 2008

Patient-Oriented Research Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2010

Best Abstract by a Fellow, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, 2010

The Thomas and Susan Carlow Young Investigator Award, North American Neuro Ophthalmology Society, 2013

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