Dr. Wagner is the Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark. He also serves as Co-Director of the Children's Eye Care Center at Columbus Hospital, Newark, New Jersey.
Dr. Wagner earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School. After an internship in internal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, he completed his residency in ophthalmology at the New Jersey Medical School, serving as chief resident. He completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Wagner is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has served as President of the New York Society for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and on committees for the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Dr. Wagner has a particular interest in third-world pediatric ocular disorders. He has served as a visiting faculty member in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, India, and numerous other countries with Orbis International.
Dr. Wagner is coeditor of the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. He is the author or coauthor of more than 100 publications, including book chapters, abstracts, and articles.