Jonathan L. Prenner, MD

    Dr. Jonathan L. Prenner holds a number of leadership positions in the field of vitreoretinal surgery.  Dr. Prenner is Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he serves as Associate Clinical Professor.  He is also the Ophthalmology service chief of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.  Dr. Prenner is the Chairman of Education and a member of the executive committee for the American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS), the world’s largest society of retinal specialists.  He serves as both the Review Article Section Editor and Assistant Editor of the standard scientific journal for the field, RETINA: the Journal of Retina and Vitreous Diseases.  He is the founder and chief medical editor of the journal New Retina MD and hosts the Retina Today Video Journal Club.  He has been elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America since 2008 and is listed as a U.S. News and Castle Connolly best doctor and as one of New York Magazine’s Best Doctors.

    Dr. Prenner has published 75 papers in the peer-reviewed literature in addition to a volume of textbook chapters, articles and scientific abstracts.  He lectures routinely at major scientific meetings concerning his original research and the development of new approaches to vitreoretinal diseases.  He has delivered dozens of invited lectures on retinal research across the United States and internationally, and has been an invited member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology subspecialty day faculty five times.  He is the Principal Investigator for numerous international multi-center clinical trials evaluating new treatments for retinal diseases including age-related macular degeneration.

    Dr. Prenner received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical doctor degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  He was accepted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and served as its president there.  He was also president of the student chapter of the American Medical Association at SUNY. Dr. Prenner then returned to the University of Pennsylvania’s Scheie Eye Institute for residency training in ophthalmology, where he was appointed chief resident.  He then completed a two-year vitreoretinal fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, one of the premier retina training programs in the country.  At Beaumont, he was awarded two national honors, the Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship Award and the Ronald G. Michels Retinal Fellowship.  Dr. Prenner joined NJ Retina in 2004.

    Dr. Prenner is Board Certified in Ophthalmology.  He is a member of the Macula Society, Retina Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, Society of Heed Fellows, Alpha Omega Alpha, ARVO, Club Vit, and the Buckle Vit Society.  He serves as a manuscript referee for Ophthalmology, the Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Retina, The Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases, and the British Journal of Ophthalmology.  He has also edited recurring series in both Retina Times and Review of Ophthalmology.  He maintains special interests in complicated retinal detachment, secondary intraocular lens surgery, diabetic eye disease, and age-related wet macular degeneration.

    Memberships

    • Macula Society
    • Retina Society
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology
    • American Society of Retinal Specialists
    • Society of Heed Fellows
    • Alpha Omega Alpha
    • Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology
    • Club Vit
    • Buckle Vit Society