Dr. Judah E. Beck is a Board Certified and Fellowship trained Ophthalmologist. He earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biochemistry at 22. He spent the next 5 years teaching underprivileged high school students biology, chemistry and physics in the Bronx, NY. He was selected to receive the ‘Teacher of the Year Award’ by the student body.
He then attended Howard University College of Medicine, where he earned 6 separate academic scholarships while in attendance including twice being awarded the Trustees Scholarship given to the highest ranking members of the class. He scored with honors in the majority of medical school courses. He also scored in the 99th percentile in the country on his United States Medical Licensing Exam. He subsequently completed his intern year in Internal Medicine in the North Shore – Long Island Jewish Hospital system where his fellow classmen elected him as their liaison to the hospital. He went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at Nassau County Medical Center in New York where he was also elected to the position of Chief Resident in his final year.
Dr. Beck has trained under some of the top worldwide corneal specialists including Dr Eric Donnenfeld MD and Dr Hank Perry MD. After his residency he continued his training in a Cornea, Refractive Surgery and External Disease fellowship with world renowned corneal specialist Dr Jay Pepose MD PhD at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St Louis, MO. Dr. Beck is trained in ocular surface reconstruction, cataract, refractive surgery including bladeless LASIK, corneal transplant, anterior segment and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.
Additionally, he obtained extensive training Dry Eye Disease. He has published and co-authored scientific papers presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as well as the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He is also lead author of a chapter in the new refractive surgery text book entitled “Refractive Lens Exchange: A Surgical Treatment for Presbyopia.” His areas of treatment include Dry Eye, cataract and refractive surgery, corneal surgery, transplant and disease, glaucoma, eyelid surgery, diabetic exam as well ocular surface reconstruction. Dr Beck is passionate about patient care and achieving excellent vision for his patients. He resides in Pittsburgh with his wife and 5 children and is very active in the community.