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South Hill Eye Associates, Ltd. | Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh | Mt. Lebanon | Canonsburg

James B. Dickey, M.D.

James B. Dickey, M.D.

Dr. Dickey is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, with special interests in Advanced Cataract Surgery and premium lens implant technologies; Glaucoma diagnosis, treatment and surgery; Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Degeneration; and Refractive Surgery/LASIK.


  • Oral Roberts University, B.S. Biology, Summa Cum Laude (graduated in 3 years)
  • Oral Roberts University, M.D., High Honors (top 10% of class)
  • Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program, Transitional Internship
  • Loyola University of Chicago, Ophthalmology Residency

Academic Activities and Affiliations

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Diplomat
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomat
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, Officer
  • Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society, Officer
  • Allegheny County Medical Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society
  • University of Arizona Medical School, past ophthalmology surgical instructor
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, past Clinical Assistant Instructor
  • British Journal of Ophthalmology, past peer reviewer

Professional Experience

  • South Hills Eye Associates, 1995 to present
  • Medical Director of Peters Township Surgery Center, 2011 to present
  • USAF Chief of Ophthalmology, and F16 Flight Surgeon, LUKE AFB AZ 1992-1995
  • Emergency Room Physician 1988-1989

Research, Publications, and Humanitarian Interests

Dr. Dickey has extensive clinical and animal research experience. He has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed publications, including one that received expedited publication in the Archives of Ophthalmology. He has taught and volunteered in China, Nigeria, Denmark, and among Alaskan Eskimo and Indian natives. He is active in church. He also runs marathons and enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.

Hospital and Surgical Center Affiliations

  • St Clair Hospital
  • Canonsburg General Hospital
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Mt. Lebanon Surgical Center
  • UPMC South Surgery Center
  • Peters Township Surgery Center