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 Munster, Germany.


He moved to the United States after medical school and was fortunate to train at some of the leading ophthalmology institutions in the country. Dr. Oellers completed a 1-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. He then completed a Transitional Internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI, followed by Residency in Ophthalmology at the Duke University 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. At Harvard, he was awarded with the Thomas J. Madden Fellowship for the outstanding Vitreo-Retinal Surgery Fellow and he served as the Chief Fellow in his second year of training.


Dr. Oellers is an accomplished and innovative 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 in the field of retina.


Dr. Oellers is Board Certified by the American Board Of Ophthalmology and a member of several professional societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Surgeons and Onondaga County Medical Society.


He is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University where he helps to educate and mentor residents and medical students and serves 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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