David L. Galiani, M.D.
Dr. 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.
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.
Blair K. Armstrong, M.D.
Blair K. Armstrong, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in oculoplastic, orbital, and reconstructive surgery. She treats a wide variety of eyelid, orbital and lacrimal conditions, and thyroid eye disease. She has a special interest in eyelid reconstruction and in cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical treatments of the face and peri-ocular region.
Dr. Armstrong grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs and earned her Bachelors of Science cum laude from Boston College. She returned to Philadelphia and attended Jefferson Medical College where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society, awarded the Beach scholarship for service, compassion, and scholarship, received the ophthalmology award (honorable mention), and graduated cum laude.
Dr. Armstrong pursued her internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center and completed her ophthalmology training at the world-renowned Wills Eye Hospital. As a Wills Eye Hospital resident, Dr. Armstrong was nominated for the Jefferson Faculty Association Resident Award as well as the Philadelphia County Medical Society Award for Humaneness in Medicine. Dr. Armstrong then completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, orbital, and reconstructive surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
Following fellowship, Dr. Armstrong became the Director of Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive, and Orbital surgery at Boston University and an assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine; she worked with a diverse population of patients with complicated pathology and trained both residents and medical students. Dr. Armstrong has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and has been an invited speaker at many conferences and meetings.
Dr. Armstrong is pleased to return to her Philadelphia-area roots. When not working, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and leading an active lifestyle.
Joseph M. Ortiz, M.D.
Joseph M. Ortiz, M.D. is a graduate of Swarthmore College and earned his medical degree from New York Medical College. He did one year of anatomical pathology at Yale-New Haven Hospital which was followed by a NIH fellowship in ocular pathology at the Scheie Eye Institute-University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ortiz completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute. This was followed by a glaucoma fellowship at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England. He completed a concurrent fellowship in ocular immune disease at Moorfields Hospital in London.
Dr. Ortiz was formerly an associate professor of ophthalmology and head of the glaucoma division and associate resident program director at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Previously he held a similar position at Cooper Hospital-UMDNJ in Camden, NJ.
He is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK) and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He is a member of the American Glaucoma Society, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Associate of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists and the American Medical Association.