Philip Dray, M.D.


Dr. Philip DrayDr. Philip Dray has been a Board Certified comprehensive ophthalmologist for over 27 years. He is past Chairman of Ophthalmology at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he has taught medical and surgical ophthalmology to residents since 1984.

Dr. Dray is a past president of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society and has been active in support of the medical profession by serving on the Board of the Chicago Medical Society and as a delegate to the Illinois State Medical Society. His bachelor’s degree was earned from the University of Illinois, his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School and he performed his internship training at Illinois Masonic Hospital. In 1984, he completed his residency in ophthalmology at Cook County Hospital. His special interests include performing and teaching concepts and techniques in eye trauma, cataract surgery and retinopathy of prematurity.

As a Board member of the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness, he promoted patient education, eye health, safety and research. He has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by his medical school, twice named Teacher of the Year by the Stroger Ophthalmology training program and was recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology State Ophthalmological Affairs for advocating and promoting patient safety.

Born in Chicago, Dr. Dray was formerly a “southsider” but moved to Wilmette to attend New Trier High School. Returning to the community after completing his professional training, he and his wife raised three children and he has called Wilmette his home for over three decades.

Dr. Dray recognizes that eye care is often complex, intimidating or confusing for a patient. He uses plainspoken, understandable discussions to demystify the findings, diagnosis and the treatment plan.

“Along with the other outstanding professionals in our office, I look forward to meeting you and providing excellent eye care” ~ Dr. Dray

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