The Doctors
Plastic Surgery - Medical & Cosmetic
Board Certified, specializing in reconstructive & cosmetic eyelid surgery, Botox, facial peels, tear duct surgery, eyelid and orbital tumors and thyroid eye disease

Joseph C. Flanagan, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Mary A. Stefanyszyn, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Robert B. Penne, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Jacqueline R. Carrasco, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Robert B. Penne, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Robert B. Penne, M.D. has been a member of the Wills Eye Institute medical staff and  Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service since 1990. He grew up in North Dakota/Minnesota and attended college at North Dakota State University, graduating  first in his class. He  attended medical school at the University of Minnesota, completed his internship at Hennepin County Medical Center, and did his ophthalmology residency at the Wills Eye Institute. Upon completion of his residency, he did a fellowship in Neuro-Orbital disease, followed by a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the American  Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology. At the local level he is Past President of the Ophthalmic Club and belongs to the Inter-County Ophthalmic Society.

Dr. Penne is an Attending Surgeon at the Wills Eye Institute, Co-Director of the Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Department, as well as Co-Director of the Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid Clinic. He is also Chief of Ophthalmology at the Main Line Health System Hospitals. He has authored numerous scientific papers and book chapters and is an Associate Editor of the Yearbook of Ophthalmology.



B.U.S., North Dakota State University


M.D., University of Minnesota-Minneapolis

Postgraduate and Fellowship Appointments:


Transitional Internship Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN


Resident Surgeon in Ophthalmology Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA

1988-1989 Neuro-Orbital Fellowship Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA
1989-1990 Oculoplastic Fellowship Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Hospital Appointments:

Lankenau Hospital

Chief of Ophthalmology Lankenau Hospital

Chief of Ophthalmology Main Line Health Systems

Pennsylvania Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Virtua Hospital Marlton

Wills Eye Institute

Co-Director Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Department
Co-Director, Cicatricial Pemphigoid Clinic

Specialty Certification:

Ophthalmology 1989


Pennsylvania and New Jersey    

Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies:

National Societies:   
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

State Societies:   

Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology      

Local Societies:

Wills Eye Institute Society
Ophthalmic Club (President 1998-99)
Inter-County Ophthalmic Society

Professional and Scientific Committees:

James S. Shipman, M.D. Award Committee – 1991-99
Annual Wills Eye Institute Conference – 1989-present
Wills Eye Conference Chairman 2000-04
Long Range Planning Committee, Wills Eye Institute 

Special Awards:

2004 - Temple University Ophthalmology Resident Teaching Award- Most Distinguished Clinical Instructor
2005 - Golden Apple Award – Best Resident
- Teaching Award, Wills Eye Institute

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