David A. DeRose, MD, MS


Independent Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Area of focus i

  • Refractive Surgery
  • Cataracts
  • Cornea

Languages spoken

  • English

Affiliated with


Philosophy of care

Listen. Treat people with respect. Do the best that you can to improve patients' health.

Why I entered medicine

Medicine is the most interesting field for because of its multi-factorial nature to overall well-being. From the biochemistry of blood cells to the pathways of processing light into images to the shaping of our personalities, medicine is never stagnant and fits best with my craving for leaning and growth.

Community involvement

I have done medical missions overseas and worked in local free clinics over the years. I work at the Wilkes Barre VA Medical Center monthly to teach residents surgery how to practice medicine and help our veterans live a better life.

Personal interests

I'm interested in foreign languages, and enjoy rollerblading and yoga.


University of Rochester, BS - Biochemistry, 1985

Hahnemann University, MS - Applied Human Physiology, 1988

Medical Training
Hahnemann University School of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1992


Internship 1993
Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

Residency 1994
Ophthalmology, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 1995
Ophthalmology, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 1996
Ophthalmology, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship 1997
Anterior Segment, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA


American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology

Publications & Clinical Trials