Patrick R. Oellers, M.D.
Courtesy of Marc Safran

University of Leipzig


Medical School
Westfalian Wilhelms-University


St. Joseph Mercy Hospital


Ophthalmology Residency
Duke University


Retinal Fellowship
Mass. Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Patrick R. Oellers, M.D. obtained his undergraduate degree at University of Leipzig and his medical degree at the Westfalian Wilhems-University in Muenster, Germany.


He then moved to the United States where he completed a Transitional Internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI, Residency in Ophthalmology at the Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC and a 2-year Fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Disease and Surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, where he was awarded with the Thomas J. Madden Fellowship for the outstanding Vitreo-Retinal Surgery Fellow and served as the Chief Fellow in his second year of training.


Dr. Oellers is an accomplished clinician-scientist who published over 40 peer-reviewed articles, presented extensively at national and international meetings, won numerous awards and serves as a regular referee for scientific journals.


Dr. Oellers is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of several professional societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Surgeons and New York State Medical Society.


He is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University where he helps to educate and mentor residents and medical students and will serve the Veteran population of Central New York at the Syracuse VA Medical Center.


During his spare time, he enjoys most spending time with his wife and children. He is an avid sports fan and also likes to travel and read.

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