How to Access the Ophthalmology Core

To utilize CHPS resources, please contact the CHPS Core staff  to schedule a start-up meeting prior to scheduling research subjects. The study must also have approval from the IRB and CHPS prior to scheduling.

To schedule a participant, pleaes contact Samantha Leuters via email (LEUTERSS [at], with a request to schedule and CC Melissa Jakubowski (JakubowskiM [at] If a subject does not have a CHOP medical record number (MRN), request a MRN as soon as the subject is enrolled.

The email should include all requested services, protocol IRB/CHPS number, CPT code(s) from budget plan, research subject information (name and MRN), including information the CHPS needs for reporting purposes to the NIH:  race, ethnicity, gender as well as a contact person for scheduling purposes (e.g. study coordinator).

If an eye exam is included in the requested services, requests must be received by the ophthalmology research core staff several weeks (or as required by the study protocol) in advance of the date of service to ensure attending physician availability. Other tests and procedures will be scheduled in a timely manner and as flexibly as possible within the current space and patient flow constraints of the existing space.

Study staff requesting Ophthalmology Core Services can follow up with Ophthalmology 24 to 48 hours after the visit for results/report.


Gil Binenbaum, MD, CHPS Ophthalmology Core Director, 215-590-4594
Agnieshka Baumritter, Research Team Manager, 215-590-4956, baumritter [at]
Samantha Leuters, Ophthalmology Research Scheduler, LEUTERSS [at]
Jenny Bartelle, Ophthalmology Division Manager, 215-590-4599
Melissa Jakubowski, Ophthalmic Technician, jakubowskim [at]
John Krall, CHPS Administrative Director, krallj [at]