Joel Pakett, M.D.
Joel Pakett, M.D. attended Pennsylvania State University where he earned a B.S. in Biology. Dr. Pakett received his degree in medicine from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Pakett began his medical training with an internship at Pennsylvania Hospital, part of the University of Pennsylvania healthcare system. He then went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY. Dr. Pakett furthered his training by completing a fellowship specializing in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York, NY.
Dr. Pakett is published in several peer reviewed ophthalmic journals, and he regularly attends internationally recognized ophthalmic meetings. Dr. Pakett continuously strives to stay knowledgeable and current with the latest practices and research in the field of ophthalmology.
Dr. Pakett is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, the major accrediting organization for ophthalmologists. Dr. Pakett specializes in cataract surgery, including the most up to date technologies including femtosecond laser, optiwave refractive analysis, astigmatism correction using toric intraocular lenses, and he has knowledge implanting several different types of multifocal intraocular lenses. He also specializes in both full and partial thickness corneal transplants, including DMEK, as well as corneal crosslinking for keratoconus, and ocular surface reconstruction.
Dr. Pakett is fluent in English and conversational Spanish. Dr. Pakett also enjoys trying new restaurants, Broadway shows, sports and playing basketball. He resides in New Jersey with his fiancé.