Rudolph S. Wagner, M.D.

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Rudolph S. Wagner, M.D.

Pediatric ophthalmology
Pediatric intraocular surgery
Neonatal ophthalmology


Pediatric Ophthalmologist in Millburn, NJ

Rudolph S. Wagner, M.D., is an accomplished pediatric ophthalmologist practicing out of the Millburn office of Hudson Eye Physicians & Surgeons, LLC. He has been teaching and practicing pediatric ophthalmology for over 30 years and has special interest in pediatric intraocular surgery, neonatal ophthalmology, pediatric conjunctivitis, and strabismus surgery.

Dr. Wagner is a clinical professor of ophthalmology and Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ.

Dr. Wagner is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Medical education and training in ophthalmology

Dr. Wagner received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his M.D. from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.  He completed his ophthalmology residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus surgery at Wills Eye Hospital of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia.

Honors and awards as a top ophthalmologist in NJ

Dr. Wagner is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

He has published over 140 scientific articles and has contributed many chapters in textbooks, including “Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Ophthalmology: 49 Clinical Questions.” He recently authored the section on strabismus surgery in the American Academy of Ophthalmology publication, “Basic Techniques of Ophthalmic Surgery,”  which is used throughout the world for teaching surgery.

He is co-editor of the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Humanitarian contributions to ophthalmology

Dr. Wagner enjoys teaching eye surgery in third world countries, and most recently he traveled to Qui Nhon, Vietnam, with the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital team. His work there was highlighted on the CBS television show, “The Doctors”, in 2018.  He has participated in over 18 programs with Orbis, and has trained fellows supported by Orbis from Ethiopia and the Dominican Republic.

In 2012, he was presented the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago. He continues to be recognized as a Top Doctor in the New York metropolitan area and in New Jersey, by Castle Connolly, New Jersey Monthly, Inside New Jersey, and New York Monthly.