Stacey Brauner, M.D.

Research Summary

Center/Research Area Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Brauner practices comprehensive ophthalmology and specializes in the treatment of cataracts and medical glaucoma. The majority of her time is spent caring for patients in the outpatient setting and performing incisional and laser surgery for the treatment of cataracts and glaucoma. Her outpatient clinic also serves as her laboratory, where patients are recruited for clinical studies and new observations are made. Her clinical research focuses on various risk factors relatedto glaucoma, glaucoma during pregnancy, and more recently, recognizing new side effects of commonly used glaucoma medications.

Selected Publications

For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Achieving target refraction after cataract surgery. Simon SS, Chee YE, Haddadin RI, Veldman PB, Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Brauner SC, Chang KK, Chen SH, Gardiner MF, Greenstein SH, Kloek CE, Chen TC. Ophthalmology. 2014 Feb;121(2):440-4.

A cross-sectional survey of the association between bilateral topical prostaglandin analogue use and ocular adnexal features. Shah M, Lee G, Lefebvre DR, Kronberg B, Loomis S, Brauner SC, Turalba A, Rhee DJ, Freitag SK, Pasquale LR. PLoS One. 2013 May 1;8(5):e61638.

Effects of caffeinated coffee consumption on intraocular pressure, ocular perfusion pressure, and ocular pulse amplitude: a randomized controlled trial. Jiwani AZ, Rhee DJ, Brauner SC, Gardiner MF, Chen TC, Shen LQ, Chen SH, Grosskreutz CL, Chang KK, Kloek CE, Greenstein SH, Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Pasquale DL, Chaudhry S, Loomis S, Wiggs JL, Pasquale LR, Turalba AV. Eye (Lond). 2012 Aug;26(8):1122-30.

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B.A., Biology, Summa cum laude, University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences
M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Postgraduate Training

Internship, Transitional Program, Presbyterian Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Residency, Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Mass. Eye and Ear

Fellowship, Glaucoma, Harvard Medical School, Mass. Eye and Ear

Academic Appointments

Instructor, Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Professional Memberships

American Medical Association

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology

American Glaucoma Society


Phi Beta Kappa, University of Pennsylvania

Summa Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania

Neysa Cristal Adams Prize, Excellence in research, University of Pennsylvania Department of Biology

Edna R. Green Award, Excellence in academics, University of Pennsylvania Department of Biology