Our Doctors

David L. Galiani, M.D.

Dr David Galiani | Ophthalmologist Doylestown PADr. David Galiani graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and the Medical College of Virginia, where he received numerous honors and awards. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is on the staff at Wills Eye Hospital and Doylestown Hospital. At the Wills Eye Hospital, he shares his surgical expertise to teach residents in the field of cataract surgery.

Dr. Galiani practices comprehensive ophthalmology with his special interests being state-of-the-art cataract, glaucoma, and medical retina care. He performs cataract surgical procedures that are customized to best meet the visual needs of the patient by offering a variety of lens implant types and refractive corrections. He is board certified in Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the Bucks County Medical Society, and the Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Dr. Galiani has also published numerous articles in medical journals and textbooks and has presented research at international ophthalmology conferences.

Dr. Galiani assumed the practice of Dr. John W. Tomlinson upon his retirement in 2006. The practice has been providing care to patients in Central Bucks County since 1984.


Elizabeth N. Derham, M.D.

Dr Elizabeth Derham | Ophthalmologist Doylestown PA
Dr. Derham is a board-certified, fellowship-trained cornea specialist who joined Galiani Ophthalmology Associates in 2014.

Dr. Derham was raised in Northeast Pennsylvania, outside of Wilkes-Barre. She pursued her undergraduate degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She then received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, and completed her residency in Ophthalmology at New York Medical College, where she served as chief resident. Subsequently, she completed a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease and Refractive Surgery at Corneal Associates of New Jersey.  She has authored medical textbook chapters and presented the use of advanced surgical techniques at national ophthalmology meetings.

Dr. Derham’s areas of interest include corneal conditions such as dry eye, cornea swelling (including Fuch’s dystrophy) and cornea distortions from scarring or genetic conditions. In addition, she provides laser vision correction (LASIK, PRK), implantable contact lenses, and premium cataract surgery.

Dr. Derham is also pleased to manage general ophthalmology cases, including those involving glaucoma and retina conditions.


Laura Walsh, O.D.

Dr. Laura Walsh earned her Doctor of Optometry degree with Clinical Honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Elkins Park, PA in 2006. She also achieved Clinical Honors in both Low Vision Rehabilitation and Pediatric and Binocular Vision. She received her Bachelor of Health Sciences in biology from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT in 2002, prior to attending optometry school. She began her career at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, where she was on staff with the ophthalmology department until 2009. She joined Galiani Ophthalmology in 2007 and enjoys seeing patients of all ages.

Dr. Walsh has extensive knowledge in the fitting of soft contact lenses and rigid gas permeable contacts, including multifocals and monovision. She prides herself in being very patient and helpful with difficult or complex contact lens fittings. She also has a special interest in pediatrics and enjoys helping children with their first time contact lens fittings.

Dr. Walsh works closely with Dr. Galiani and Dr. Derham in treating various eye conditions, including dry eye disease, blepharitis, meibomian gland dysfunction, cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Dr. Walsh is a member of the American Optometric Association the Bucks Montgomery Optometric Association. She resides locally with her husband and her two daughters. She is bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish. She truly loves serving the Doylestown community and fulfilling their eye care needs.


Jacqueline Burkhardt, O.D.

Dr. Jacqueline Burkhardt completed her undergraduate degree with a major in Biology at Boston College and then went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. She graduated with honors and was Salutatorian of her class. She then completed an accreditedresidency in ocular disease at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale where she received the Resident of the Year Award, for her exceptional teaching. Dr. Burkhardt is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, a prestigious certification that requires an ongoing commitment to learning and quality patient care. She continues to enjoy learning and teaching students, and has served as a preceptor to students from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Dr. Burkhardt practices full-scope optometry and enjoys treating ocular disease, performing comprehensive eye exams, treating eye emergencies, and fitting contact lenses. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Burkhardt resides in Doylestown and enjoys living in and being part of the community. In her free time, she enjoys reading, yoga, travelling with her husband, and spending time with her family and friends.