Dr. Wagner received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his MD from Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School. He completed his Ophthalmology Residency at Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School and a Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia.
He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
He is presently Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science of Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School, Newark and Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the same institution.
He has published over 140 scientific articles and has contributed many chapters in textbooks, including, Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Ophthalmology: 49 Clinical Questions. He recently authored the section on strabismus surgery in American Academy of Ophthalmology publication – Basic Techniques of Ophthalmic Surgery which is used throughout the world for teaching surgery.
He is Co-editor of the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
He has been teaching and practicing pediatric ophthalmology for over 30 years and has particular interests in neonatal ophthalmology, strabismus surgery and pediatric conjunctivitis.
He enjoys teaching eye surgery in third world countries and most recently traveled to Qui Nhon Vietnam with the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital Team. His work there will be highlighted on the CBS television show “The Doctors” in 2018. He has participated in over 18 programs with ORBIS, and has trained fellows supported by Orbis from Ethiopia and the Dominican Republic.
In 2012 he was presented the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago. His continues to be recognized as a Top Doctor in the New York Metropolitan area and in New Jersey, by Castle Connolly, New Jersey Monthly, Inside New Jersey and New York Monthly.
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Clinical Professor - Institute of Ophthalmology
& Visual Sciences of Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School