Dr. Travis Peck completed a residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, which was the #1 ranked residency program in the nation. In his final year, he was elected to serve as the chief resident. After residency, he completed a two year surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at the Retina Group of Washington/Georgetown University. He became the first fellow to win the Golden Apple teaching award, presented by the Georgetown residents to the physician who contributes the most to the education of the residents. He received this award both of his two years.
Prior to residency, Dr. Peck stayed in his native Delaware for college, where he graduated from the University of Delaware medical scholars program with minors in chemistry and biochemistry. He earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia where he earned the top score in his class in multiple courses and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society, an award given to only 15% of his classmates.
Dr. Peck has completed extensive medical research throughout his training, having already published greater than 25 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. He was recently one of the two editors for the latest edition of the Wills Eye Manual, the best-selling textbook in ophthalmology. He has presented his research results at symposia and meetings of international and national medical associations, such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Retina Society. His work has been featured in many of the world’s top journals, including JAMA, Ophthalmology, Retina, and Journal of Vitreoretinal Diseases.
Dr. Peck is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He has enjoyed volunteering time to perform free eye exams for underprivileged children, and to participate in low vision screenings in homeless shelters and nursing homes.