Peter J. McDonnell

Peter J. McDonnell, MD, is director of the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and chief medical editor of Ophthalmology Times®.


Do machines think?

Whether we like it or not, artificial intelligence has arrived

Evidence-based ophthalmology

Why it is that ophthalmologists who read the same papers in the same journals have such widely varying approaches?

After health-care reform, ophthalmologists can turn to writing wedding vows

One "policy wonk" suggests that physicians are performing too many procedures (about 30% too many), and that if they no longer perform unnecessary procedures, money will be freed up to reform the health care system.

Ophthalmic gifts for which to be thankful

December 15, 2007

Dr. McDonnell focuses on what gifts ophthalmologists have received in their profession.

Most sales reps say physicians are pleasant

December 01, 2007

From the perspective of most sales reps, the vast majority of physicians are intelligent, professional, and pleasant to interact with. Some however, are not and include outrageously rude and dismissive behavior, unwelcome sexual overtures (both verbal and physical), and inappropriate requests for quid pro quos in which the sales representative would provide some financial reward to the physician in return for prescribing behavior.