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Joseph J. Scherer, M.D.
Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Joseph J. Scherer, M.D.Dr. Scherer is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in advanced small incision cataract surgery, utilizing premium lens implant technologies, and Lasik / refractive surgery. 

Dr. Scherer provides comprehensive eye care including glaucoma treatment and laser, diabetic eye care, problems of the aging eye, and other retinal eye care.


  • State University of New York at Geneseo - B.S.

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s - M.D.

  • Hospital of St. Raphael, Major Teaching Affiliate of Yale University School of Medicine – Internship

  • University of Pittsburgh Eye & Ear Institute – Ophthalmology Residency

Our Surgeons
Roger Zelt
Theressa Strong
James Dickey
Donald Morris
Joseph Scherer
Our Optometrist
Karlee Bowers
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Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine – Clinical Instructor

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology - Fellow

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

  • American Medical Association

  • Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society

  • Pennsylvania Medical Society

  • Allegheny County Medical Society

He has presented at ARVO, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Hospital and Surgical Center Affiliations

  • St. Clair Hospital

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

  • Mt. Lebanon Surgical Center

  • UPMC South Surgery Center

  • Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh University Drive, for resident teaching

  • Peters Township Surgery Center

Published Author

Dr. Scherer has been lead author or coauthor for several published articles, including in the American Journal of Ophthalmology and Current Concepts in Ophthalmology.

Humanitarian Endeavors

Dr. Scherer is honored to have participated in surgical ophthalmology mission work in Honduras.