Philip H. Scharper, Jr., M.D., J.D. is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in medical retina and vitreoretinal surgery. He joined Retina Specialists of Alabama in Montgomery in 2016.
Dr. Scharper earned his undergraduate degree from Loyola University with a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. He completed his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1999. Following his ophthalmology residency at Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Scharper completed his vitreoretinal fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with Drs. Morris and Witherspoon in 2005. He has extensive training and experience in all areas of medical and surgical vitreoretinal disease.
Dr. Scharper has presented several research projects at national meetings, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. In 2015, he gave a presentation at the European Vitreoretinal Society on a new treatment for central serous chorioretinopathy.
After completion of his fellowship, Dr. Scharper worked in an academic practice for several years where he trained ophthalmology residents and began a vitreoretinal fellowship program. He also completed his Juris Doctorate degree with a concentration in Health Care law at the University of Maryland School of Law. He is currently completing his Masters in Business Administration degree at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.
Dr. Scharper is married to Lois Endo, MD, an allergist/immunologist who also completed her fellowship at The University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School. They have two children. When not seeing patients, Dr. Scharper is busy with his family. He also develops healthy food products and writes children’s books. Dr. Scharper and his mother published “Reading Lips and Other Way to Overcome a Disability”, a collection of memoirs chosen in a competition sponsored by the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education.