Pediatric Ophthalmology
(724) 772-3388  
 
  & Adult Strabismus
     
     
 
Pediatric Ophthalmology
& Adult Strabismus
(724) 772-3388
 
PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY
& ADULT STRABISMUS
 
Our Doctors
 
Jane Hughes, M.D.; Joseph Paviglianiti, M.D.; and Eric Pennock, M.D. are diplomates of the American Board of Ophthalmology and members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. They are Pediatric Ophthalmologists, that is, medical doctors who have received additional training in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and the visual system. They also have an understanding of the eyes' interaction with the other functions of the body. Pediatric Ophthalmology is a subspecialty of general Ophthalmology. Drs. Hughes, Paviglianiti, and Pennock have received additional fellowship training about eye problems specifically affecting children.  Included in this training is the evaluation and treatment of adult eye movement disorders, adult strabismus, and double vision. 
 
In addition to caring for patients, the physicians each hold a clinical faculty appointment with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. They provide lectures as well as clinical and surgical instruction to the ophthalmology residents and fellows.  
 
 
Michelle Wertelet, O.D. is a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and a member of the American Academy of Optometry and the American Optometric Association. She is an Optometrist with additional residency training focused on pediatric eye conditions and binocular vision. Dr. Wertelet has a special interest in children with special needs, pediatric eye disorders, and adults with strabismus.
 
 
Publishings
Dr. Jane Hughes was featured in an article posted by the Observer-Reporter discussing "What You Need to Know About Your Child's Vision." Click here to read!
 
Dr. Joseph Paviglianiti wrote an article that posted by the Allegheny County Medical Society Bulletin. Click here to read the article. Click here to read the full bulletin.
 
 
 
  • Jane Hughes, M.D.
  • Joseph Paviglianiti, M.D.
  • Eric Pennock, M.D.
  • Michelle L.Wertelet, O.D.
  • Albert W. Biglan, M.D.
 
Dr. Hughes received her ophthalmology training at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C.  She went on to complete her fellowship training at the Children's National Medical Center, under the preceptorship of Marshall M. Parks, M.D.  Dr. Hughes is a Clinical instructor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Dr. Hughes has particular interests in genetic disorders, in addition to pediatric eye disorders and adult strabismus.  She is a member of the medical staff of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and its satellites, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center satellites, The Surgery Center at Cranberry, and West Penn Hospital.
 
Jane Hughes, M.D., is accepting new patients at all 3 locations in Cranberry, Murrysville and Washington, PA.
 
Surgical procedures are performed in the following locations:
  • Children's Hospital Main - Lawrenceville
  • Children's North - Wexford
  • UPMC East - Monroeville
  • The Surgery Center at Cranberry - Cranberry Township
  • West Penn Hospital - Pittsburgh
 
Dr. Paviglianiti was born and raised in Lancaster, PA. He received his ophthalmology training at Vanderbilt University and completed his fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology/Adult Strabismus at Indiana University in Indianapolis. He was previously in private pediatric ophthalmology practice in Orlando, FL, but relocated to Pittsburgh in 2004. He is a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and has particular interests in pediatric eye trauma and the effects of concussions on pediatric vision and eye alignment, dyslexia, and adults with strabismus. He is on staff at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC St. Margaret, and West Penn Hospital.
 
Joseph Paviglianiti, M.D. is accepting new patients at all 3 locations in Cranberry, Murrysville and Washington, PA.
 
Surgical procedures are performed in the following locations:
 
  • Children's Hospital Main - Lawrenceville
  • Children's North - Wexford
  • UPMC East - Monroeville
  • The Surgery Center at Cranberry - Cranberry Township
  • West Penn Hospital - Pittsburgh
  • The Gamma Center - Pittsburgh
  • St. Margarets Hospital - Harmer
 
Dr. Paviglianiti was listed in the Pittsburgh Magazine as a Top Doctor in Pittsburgh!
 
Dr. Pennock was born and raised in Erie, PA. He received his ophthalmology training at Nassau University Medical Center on Long Island, New York. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at Indiana University in Indianapolis. Dr. Pennock has particular interests in pediatric eye disorders and adult strabismus. Dr. Pennock is on staff at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC and its satellites, The Surgery Center at Cranberry,  Allegheny General Hospital and Peters Township Surgery Center.
 
Eric Pennock, M.D. is accepting new patients at all 3 locations in Cranberry, Murrysville and Washington, PA.
 
Surgical procedures are performed in the following locations:
  • Children's Hospital Main - Lawrenceville
  • Children's North - Wexford
  • UPMC East - Monroeville
  • The Surgery Center at Cranberry - Cranberry Township
  • Allegheny General Hospital - Pittsburgh
  • Peters Tonship Surgery Center - Peters Township
 
Dr. Wertelet grew up in Weirton, WV and is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College. She received her optometry training at Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. Dr.Wertelet completed a pediatric and binocular vision residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was previously an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. Dr. Wertelet has a special interest in children with special needs in addition to pediatric eye disorders and adults with strabismus. Dr. Wertelet is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.
 
Michelle Wertelet, O.D. is accepting new patients at our Cranberry, Murrysville and Washington Locations.
 
Albert W. Biglan, M.D. was one of the original founders of our practice.  He completed his ophthalmology training at the University of Pittsburgh and then completed one of the earliest available pediatric ophthalmology fellowships in the country, at Indiana University in Indianapolis.  He then returned to Pittsburgh to help found and grow the division of pediatric ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear hospital.  His groundbreaking research publications on many of the early issues in the field helped form treatment guidelines on a host of pediatric eye problems that are still in use today.  He participated in the training of many, if not most, of the ophthalmology residents that have graduated from the University of Pittsburgh over the last 30 years.  Dr. Biglan retired from the practice of pediatric ophthalmology in 2006.
 
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