Dr. Bennett Chotiner receives Impact Award

As a leading eye care institution in the Greater Harrisburg area, we at Memorial Eye Institute are thrilled to announce that our founder and medical director, Dr. Bennett Chotiner, MD, FACS, is being honored with the Harrisburg University’s Impact Award, the highest level award given by the University.

This prestigious award recognizes Dr. Chotiner’s outstanding contributions to the university community and the central Pennsylvania region through his leadership, service, and commitment to innovation & excellence in eye care & eye surgery.

For over 45 years, Dr. Chotiner has been a driving force behind the success of our institution. He has led our team in providing cutting-edge treatments and compassionate care to our patients, earning their trust and admiration. His expertise and dedication have made Memorial Eye Institute a top choice for eye care in the region.

In addition to his work at our institution, Dr. Chotiner has been a devoted member of the Harrisburg community. Dr. Chotiner serves on several local and regional boards including the Harrisburg University, the Harrisburg Symphony, and the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority.

Dr. Chotiner’s contributions to the community extend beyond his professional and philanthropic work. He is also a dedicated educator, sharing his knowledge and passion for eye care with the next generation of doctors. As a clinical associate professor of ophthalmology at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine for over 40 years, he has mentored countless students and residents, inspiring them to pursue excellence in their careers.

At Memorial Eye Institute, we are proud to have Dr. Chotiner as our founder and leader. His vision and leadership have helped us achieve our mission of providing the best possible eye care to our patients. Receiving the Harrisburg University’s Impact Award is a well-deserved recognition of his contributions to the Greater Harrisburg community, and we congratulate him on this honor.

As we continue to serve our patients and community, we are inspired by Dr. Chotiner’s example of excellence, service, and dedication. We are privileged to work alongside him, and we look forward to his continued leadership in the years ahead.

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I was well taken care of. They took good care of my things. Dr. Erik Chotiner did an excellent job. I am so happy to see quite clearly with my eye that has macular degeneration.
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