Maxwell S. Stem, M.D.
Fellowship: Associated Retinal Consultants
Residency: University of Michigan, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Juniata College
Dr. Maxwell Stem graduated Summa Cum Laude from Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA. At Penn State, Dr. Stem was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and also received the Exemplary Medical Student Award for his contributions to research, clinical medicine, community service, and leadership.
Dr. Stem completed a general internal medicine internship at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, Providence, RI. He performed his ophthalmology residency at the W. K. Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, where he was awarded the LaBerge award for excellence in research and the Paul R. Lichter Resident Mentor Award for his leadership and dedication to teaching. Dr. Stem completed his two-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Associated Retinal Consultants, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI during which time he received the Retina Fellows’ Forum Research Award.
Dr. Stem is Board Certified in Ophthalmology. He is an active member of the Retina Service at Wills Eye Hospital, and is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Stem is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the American Medical Association. He has authored numerous scientific publications and textbook chapters on vitreoretinal diseases,and has been an invited speaker to present scientific papers and abstracts at national ophthalmic meetings. Dr. Stem’s areas of interest include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, retinal tears/detachments, macular puckers, macular holes, and secondary intraocular lens implantation.