Dr. Goel’s family has lived in Southern New Jersey for more than 40 years. He graduated from Cherry Hill High School East and earned a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics from Yale University. He earned his medical degree (M.D.) from the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed a medical internship at the Cooper Health System and an ophthalmology residency at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Goel completed an Advanced Refractive Surgery (LASIK) course with pioneers of refractive surgery at the world-renowned Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital in Chennai, India.

Dr. Goel is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and a member of the American Medical Association (AMA). He is an instructor at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and a member of the Wills Eye Surgical Network in Cherry Hill, NJ.  He is certified to use laser-assisted femto cataract surgery with the AMO Catalys platform.  New generation cataract surgery technologies optimize patient vision and quality of life.

Dr. Goel was a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Young Ophthalmologist Committee (2002-2006), Leadership Development Program (2003-2004) and Revitalization Study Group (2007). He is a former Trustee of the Medical Society of New Jersey (1995-96), Colony Foundation (1994-1999), and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Alumni Association. He is a Past President of the New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology (2009).

In February 2004, Dr. Goel presented “Complications of Laser Surgery” at an American Academy of Ophthalmology and VETs Act Coalition symposium at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. In June 2007, he was a co-moderator on a leadership and professionalism symposium held during the Joint Congress of the European Society of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Vienna, Austria.

Dr. Goel is a recipient of the AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award (2007), the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award (2007), Secretariat Award (2007, 2017), and Senior Achievement Award (2015).

Dr. Goel is a Past Chair of the AMA – Young Physicians Section (2010 – 2011). He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s AMA Section Council.

Dr. Goel is a former member of the Eyenet Magazine Editorial Advisory Board, American Academy of Ophthalmology Marketing Task Force (2012), and the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives (AAOE) Practice Management for Physicians Task Force (2012).  He is a former representative to the International Council of Ophthalmology Advocacy Group.

Dr. Goel is a former member of the New Jersey Governors School Board of Overseers. He serves on the board of directors of the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives.  He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Communication Secretariat.

Dr. Goel is a member of the Yale University Development Council.

Dr. Goel is the recipient of Top Doc Awards from South Jersey Magazine (2011, 2012), SJ Magazine (2011, 2014), and NJTopDocs (2017).

Dr. Goel is a comprehensive ophthalmologist, cataract & refractive surgeon.  He performs advanced cataract surgery using the latest technologies, including deluxe intraocular lenses (multifocal, extended depth of focus, and toric / astigmatism correction).  He also performs independent medical examinations (IME) for ophthalmology specific worker’s compensation and permanency evaluations.  He speaks on protecting online reputation for physicians and ophthalmologists.

Dr. Goel sees patients in the Cherry Hill office and by appointment only.  Patient consultation schedules vary and generally include Monday 8 am – 4 pm, Wednesday 1 pm – 5 pm, Thursday 8 – 4 pm, and Friday 8 am – 1 pm.  Please call 856-795-8787 for an appointment.

In the News

  1. Webinar: “Protect Your Online Reputation” Dr. Goel co-hosts a 1-hour webinar with Reputation.com (AAOE, September 2012)
  2. Ophthalmology Times: “All Eyes on Capitol Hill” (May 2012, link)
  3. CNN Health: “Daughter turning eye inward worries mom” (August 2010,CNN.com)
  4. CNN Health: “Why do I need bifocals?” (January 2010, CNN.com)

Watch Dr. Goel’s Cataract Educational Videos on YouTube have surpassed 150,000+ views:


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