Barry Wasserman, M.D.

Dr. Barry Wasserman

An accomplished LASIK surgeon

Dr. Wasserman is a board-certified ophthalmologist.

Dr. Wasserman is a certified CONTOURA® Vision LASIK surgeon, a pediatric ophthalmologist, and an educator.

Laser eye surgery experience

Along with his expertise in LASIK surgery, Dr. Wasserman has an extensive background in pediatric eye surgery as well as the surgical correction of adult eye muscle disorders. In private practice since 1997, he is sought after for his expertise in the surgical correction of misaligned, wandering and crossed eyes in adults and children. Dr. Wasserman also performs eyelid plastic surgery and is expertly trained in the administration of BOTOX® for the treatment of eyelid muscle spasms, blepharospasm and facial wrinkles.

Accomplishments and awards

As a respected speaker, Dr. Wasserman regularly conducts lectures at Wills Eye Hospital and Jefferson Medical School concerning topics such as Shaken Baby Syndrome, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Ophthalmology for the Primary Care Physician and Health Professional, and Eye Injuries and Prevention.

He has contributed to four books and has published more than 30 scientific articles since 1992, including in JAMA Ophthalmology, and the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Dr. Wasserman also serves as a scientific reviewer for this journal, as well as for the American Journal of Ophthalmology, and JAMA Ophthalmology. Dr. Wasserman has traveled to Port Au Prince, Haiti to participate with the World Eye Mission and La Romana, Dominican Republic with the Healing the Children organization to perform eye surgery and treat local patients.


He has been honored as a Top Doc in numerous magazines since 2006.

New Jearsey's Favorite Kid's Docs 2019
Top Doctor 2020 - NJ Top Docs
Top Doctor 2021 - NJ Top Docs

Educational Background

Dr. Wasserman completed his undergraduate degree at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He then attended Rutgers (formerly UMDNJ)-New Jersey Medical School, in Newark, New Jersey. After an intership at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey, he returned to Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School for his residency in Ophthalmology. He completed two fellowships: one in LASIK surgery in Bogota, Colombia, and another in pediatric ophthalmology at Indiana University Medical Center.

Dr. Wasserman examining a patient's eyes

Associations and professional memberships

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

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As a fellowship trained pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Wasserman is a clinical instructor of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. Locally, he is an attending surgeon at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick and the Princeton Medical Center's Outpatient Surgery Center.

An accomplished athlete and father

When not working, Dr. Wasserman enjoys time with his wife and four children, as well as playing guitar and competing in triathlons.

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