Dr. William Joseph Foster MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. William Foster is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Jeanes Hospital and Temple University Hospital. He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 10 years. Dr. Foster accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 5 doctors at Jeanes Hospital and one of 16 at Temple University Hospital who specialize in Ophthalmology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish, German and Russian.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: Retinal

Clinical Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Uveitis, Retinal Detachment, Retinitis Pigmentosa

Education & Medical Training

Washington University
Residency, 2003

Duke University Hospital
Internship, General Surgery, 1999 - 2000

Duke University School of Medicine
Class of 1999

Brigham & Womens Hosp
Post Doctoral Fellowship, Biophysics, 1995 - 1996

Other Training, Physics, 1985 - 1988

Harvard University
Other Training, Physics, 1990 - 1995

Harvard University
Other Training, Physics, 1988 - 1990

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified 10 years in Ophthalmology

CA State Medical License
Active through 2012

DE State Medical License
Active through 2013

MI State Medical License
Active through 2015

NJ State Medical License
Active through 2013

PA State Medical License
Active through 2012

TX State Medical License
Active through 2012

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FAAO), American Academy of Ophthalmology

Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

Publications & Presentations

Muller cell expression of genes implicated in proliferative vitreoretinopathy is influenced by substrate elastic modulus.
Davis JT, Wen Q, Janmey PA, Otteson DC, Foster WJ

Bilateral patching in retinal detachment: fluid mechanics and retinal "settling".
Foster WJ

Vitreous Substitutes.
Foster WJ

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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