Dr. Marlene Moster

Glaucoma and Related Disorders

Marlene Moster MD is an attending glaucoma surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital and Professor of Ophthalmology at the Sydney Kimmel Medical School of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Her research interests include pharmacologic advancements in the treatment of glaucoma and surgical interventions to minimize risk and improve outcomes of glaucoma surgery, with particular interest in newer devices. 

Dr. Marlene Moster

Dr. Moster has authored over 125 peer-reviewed publications, many chapters in ophthalmology textbooks and has edited a book on Anesthesia in Ophthalmology and has been invited to give many named lectures, including the Ostbaum Glaucoma Day lecture at the ASCRS, the Surgical Day lecture at the AGS, the Dickerson, Goodner, and Ranzco lectures, and the Glaucoma Day Lecture at the AAO. Dr. Moster was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Glaucoma Society for 2021.

She is committed to teaching and has trained hundreds of residents and 113 clinical glaucoma fellows. She has served on the Glaucoma Clinical Committee for ASCRS and the board of the American Glaucoma Society. 

Dr. Moster has been listed in The Ophthalmologist Power List “Top 100 Woman Ophthalmologists Worldwide in 2021”, Best Doctors in America, and “Top Doctors” in the Philadelphia area for many years and has been recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.   She has been invited to lecture nationally and internationally on the surgical and medical treatment of glaucoma. 

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Brooklyn College of SUNY BS
Brooklyn, New York
B.A, Chemistry – Summa Cum Laude

Medical Degree

SUNY – Health Science Center at Syracuse
Syracuse, New York

Transitional Internship Program

University of Pittsburgh
Montefiore Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Residency Program

University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Colby College
Waterville, Maine
Lancaster Course in Ophthalmology

Fellowship Program

The Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Glaucoma Fellowship with George L. Spaeth, M.D.

Honors & Distinctions

National Boards of Medical Examiners


To my one and only Dr. Moster who takes such good care of me (and has for the last 20 years). Because of you there will be no white cane or seeing eye dog.

Sally Wistar Miller
(regarding Marlene Moster, MD)


“I can never thank you enough for all that you did for me during my surgeries and final healing of my right eye. I always appreciated the reassurance that you would see through and that I would keep my eye sight. You were absolutely right!”

Beverly Earl
(regarding Marlene Moster, MD)


“Thank you for your kindness, caring, and superb surgical skills. You are one terrific lady!!”

Elsa Levitt
(regarding Marlene Moster, MD)