Melvin I. Roat, M.D., F.A.C.S. is an experienced board certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in Corneal Surgery and External Diseases. Dr. Roat is a member of the teaching staff of the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Department of Ophthalmology. He is actively involved in residency and fellowship training in the clinic and operating room. Dr. Roat has published widely in his subspecialty with more than 50 journal articles and book chapters. Among his contributions are articles in the major peer reviewed journals and chapters in Duane's Foundations of Clinical Ophthalmology, the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy (translated into 14 languages, it is the most widely used medical text in the world) and the Merck Manual of Medical Information-Home Edition (the world's best-selling home medical reference). Dr. Roat was involved in clinical and laboratory research and has been awarded multiple grants by the National Institutes of Health / National Eye Institute. He has been asked to act as a reviewer by major ophthalmology journals. Dr. Roat has been invited to speak at many national and international ophthalmology meetings. In addition, he has given multiple instruction courses at many national ophthalmology meetings. In 1987 he was board certified by both the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCS C). He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Board and committee assignments have included National Institutes of Health grant review panels, Medical Advisory Board of the Lupus Foundation of America, Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Board of the Medical Eye Bank, among others. In 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2015, Dr. Roat was named a "Top Doctor" in Main Line Today.