Warren J. Scherer, MD, PhD

Warren J. Scherer, MD, PhD is a board-certified ophthalmologist with over two decades of experience in comprehensive ophthalmology and research.

Dr. Scherer earned his Bachelor of Science Degree and Doctor of Medicine from State University of New York at Buffalo, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude, respectively, as well as a PhD in visual neuroscience. His program of study included an internship at the Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, with a focus on internal medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Michigan’s W.K. Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor.

Prior to joining St. Luke’s, Dr. Scherer practiced at Florida and also at UPMC Eye Center of Pittsburg, PA where he was a clinical assistant professor.

Dr. Scherer is active in the research community, serving as an investigator in a variety of clinical and basic science studies. The results of Dr. Scherer’s research have been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Science, Ophthalmology and The Journal of Neuroscience.

Dr. Scherer resides in Lutz, Florida with his wife and daughter.  In his spare time, he enjoys painting, playing the guitar and staying fit.

Professional Affiliations

American Board of Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology

A Note from Dr. Scherer

“Knowing what works in the treatment of eyes helps us to research and develop new strategies. It’s most rewarding to be in practice now and build upon past and present expertise to develop the future of eye care. It’s important for me to be able to offer my patients effective, proven options for maintaining and optimizing their vision long into their lives.”