Seth M. Pantanelli, MD

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Seth M. Pantanelli, MD
Employed by Penn State Health

Academic Appointments

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Department of Ophthalmology

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About Me

Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology


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Professional Education


Medical School, University of Rochester, School of Medicine & Dentistry - 2009


Fellowship, Cornea/External Disease/Refractive Surgery Bascom Palmer Eye Inst. at Miami - 2014


Residency, Ophthalmology Flaum Eye Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center - 2013


Internship, Preliminary Medicine Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester - 2010

Research Interests

  • Principal Investigator - "A Multi-Center Prospective Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the CT Lucia 611P Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens for Correction of Aphakia Following Cataract Removal," Carl Zeiss Meditec
  • Principal Investigator - "Femtosecond Laser Assisted Keratotomies for the Management of Corneal Astigmatism," PA Lions Sight Conservation and Eye Research Foundation
  • Principal Investigator - "Implementation and Evaluation of a Wet-lab Based Cataract Surgery Training Curriculum," Bausch + Lomb
  • Principal Investigator - "Pulsed Plasmonic Laser Phototherapy (PPLP) for the Treatment of Microbial Keratitis," PA Lions Sight Conservation and Eye Research Foundation

Academic Interests

  • Principal investigator, Woodward Innovation in Education Grant - Award will fund construction of an ophthalmic microsurgical simulation center to be used in implementing a wet-lab based cataract surgery training curriculum. Principal investigator, Bausch


  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2015
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2016
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2019
  • Scholarship in Education Award, 2018