VPOS was opened in 1992 in Richmond, VA by one of the leading specialists in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Located across the street from the Stony Point Surgery Center, VPOS strives to meet the vision needs of the pediatric population as well as adults with eye movement disorders.
Nancy: Patient Care Specialist
Bassel: Ophthalmic Tech/Contact Lens Specialist
Dr. Edwin Wortham V
Patty: Surgery Coordinator
Ruth: Surgery Coordinator
Dr. Matthew Doerr
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Ed Wortham V attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1976. After graduating, Dr. Wortham furthered his knowledge and education while concentrating on Biology and served as a Teaching Assistant during his Graduate Studies.In 1983, Dr. Wortham graduated from Northwestern University School of Medicine, in Chicago, Illinois and later completed his Internship at the Department of Internal Medicine at The University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Medical College. For three years, Dr. Wortham served his Residency in Ophthalmology at the Northwestern University Medical Center. With a defined interest in Pediatric Ophthalmology, he spent one year in fellowship at the University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Wortham has published numerous articles in the field of Pediatric Ophthalmology, developed new instrumentation, and currently teaches Pediatric Residents as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the VCU Medical Center.
University of the Pacific, BA, 1976
University of the Pacific, Graduate Studies Biology, 1977
Universidad La Salle, Mexico City. Graduate Medical Studies, 1978-80
Northwestern University School of Medicine, MD degree, 1981-83
The University of Oklahoma, Internal Medicine Internship, 1983-84
Northwestern University Medical Center, Residency in Ophthalmology, 1984-87
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, 1987-88
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Fellow, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1988
Inquiries to Dr. Wortham’s multiple publications available on request
Dr. Matthew Doerr was born and raised in Elkins West Virginia where much of his family still resides. He attended Elkins high school and graduated in the year 2000. He then traveled up to Morgantown, West Virginia to attend West Virginia University where he obtained his Bachelors degree in biology and his Masters degree in reproductive physiology. Matthew then completed his medical degree at West Virginia University in 2011.
It was in Morgantown where he met his wife Brooke and the two of them would raise their three lovely children Alexis, Nathaniel and Athan.
Matthew then completed a general surgery internship followed by his ophthalmology residency training at The University of Virginia in Charlottesville. After residency, he went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh medical Center in Pittsburgh PA.
Matthew and his wife Brooke fell in love with the central Virginia area during his time in Charlottesville for residency. He is therefore thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to provide complete pediatric eye care to the Richmond and central Virginia area. Matthew has professional interest in pediatric cataract, childhood ocular surface disease, complex pediatric and adult strabismus, as well as complete general pediatric Ophthalmology.
*Last Updated December 2015