Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Peter Veldman possesses specialized expertise in lamellar or partial thickness corneal transplantation, including Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and penetrating keratoplasty (PK). He offers corneal transplantation options that specifically treat patients’ diseases without sacrificing otherwise healthy corneal tissues, which lead to better visual recovery as well as decreased risk of graft rejection. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he also serves as the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science’s vice chair for education, and is director of its residency program.
Veldman obtained his MD from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was recognized as the top medical student entering ophthalmology. He completed an ophthalmology residency at Harvard Medical School, followed by a one-year stint as chief resident and director of ocular trauma services. He then pursued fellowship training at Legacy Devers Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon, after which he joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School as an assistant professor.