Jamine L. Shechter, MD
Jamine L. Shechter, MD, FACS joined the practice in 1992. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Haverford College. She received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her ophthalmology residency training at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Dr. Shechter is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. She is on the staff at Phoenixville Hospital and Physician's Care Surgical Hospital. She served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Phoenixville Hospital from 2000 to 2010 and is associated with Scheie Eye Institute.
In 2010, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Dr. Shechter was named one of the Top Doctors on the Main Line by Main Line Today Magazine.
Dr. Shechter specializes in eye surgery. She also treats all medical eye diseases and performs comprehensive eye exams for children and adults. Her surgical expertise includes small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation, and laser procedures. Dr. Shechter has performed nearly 6000 cataract surgeries. She specializes in complex cataract surgery.
Dr. Shechter performs many different eye operations, usually on an outpatient basis at the Physicians Care Surgical Hospital and at Phoenixville Hospital's Surgery Center at Limerick. They both provide state-of-the-art technology for cataract and laser surgery. Dr. Shechter is one of the founding partners of Physicians Care Surgical Hospital. The most common operations are small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation, laser surgery, correction of eyelid deformities, and removal of growths on or around the eye.
Dr. Shechter always performs the initial postoperative care on her surgical patients. In addition, she works with optometrists in the community to ensure continuity of care for the patient after surgery.
Our office is affiliated with several refractive surgical centers for laser vision correction to reduce or eliminate dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Patients can have their pre and post-operative care in our office.
Dr. Shechter is married to Dr. Daniel Sterman, who in 2015 was named Professor of Medicine and Surgery and Director of the Division of Pulmonology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. They have a son, Andrew and twins Grant and Caroline. An avid sports fan, in 2010 she was named to the inaugural Season Ticket Holder Fan Advisory Board of the Philadelphia Eagles. She served on the Board until 2014. She is a member of the Junior League of Philadelphia.
- Bachelor’s Degree, Haverford College, Magna Cum Laude
- Doctor of Medicine Degree, University of Pennsylvania
- Ophthalmology Residency at University of Pennsylvania’s Scheie Eye Institute
Positions & Distinctions
- Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- Member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology
- Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
- Attending at Phoenixville Hospital and Physician's Care Surgical Hospital