Physicians and Staff

Samuel D. Friedel, MD
Chief, Department of Ophthalmology
UMMC Midtown Campus
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Maryland General Hospital
Internship: Maryland General Hospital
Board Certification: Ophthalmology
Special Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology; Cataract Surgery


Janet Alexander, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical Degree: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: George Washington University Hospital
Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center
Internship: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Special Interests: Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus


Zulfiqar Ali, MD
Ophthalmologist
Medical Degree: Nishtar Medical College
Residency: University of Chicago
Fellowship: Tulane University School of Medicine
Board Certification: Ophthalmology


Stuart Dankner, MD
Ophthalmologist
Medical Degree: State University of New York
Residency: Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital
Fellowship: Georgetown University Hospital
Board Certification: Ophthalmology


Ghulam Dastgir, MD
Ophthalmologist
Medical Degree: King Edward Medical College
Residency: Aultman Hospital; Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn; SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Board Certification: Ophthalmology


Florence Davidovski, MD
Ophthalmologist
Medical Degree: Free University of Brussels Medical School
Residency: Maryland General Hospital
Fellowship: University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Board Certification: Ophthalmology


George W. Duncan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Maryland General Hospital
Fellowship: Columbia Univ. - New York Presbyterian Medical Center
Internship: Union Memorial Hospital
Board Certification: Ophthalmology


Dean Fiergang, MD
Ophthalmologist
Medical Degree: Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency: Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Hospital
Board Certification: Ophthalmology


Ramzi Hemady, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
Residency: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
Fellowship: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Internship: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
Special Interests: Anterior Segment Surgery; Comprehensive Ophthalmology; Cornea; Refractive Surgery; Uveitis


Lily T. Im, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Eye Center
Fellowship: Duke University Eye Center
Internship: Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Board Certification: Ophthalmology
Special Interests: Medical, Laser and Surgical Treatment of Glaucoma


Howard Kane, MD
Ophthalmologist
Medical Degree: Hahnemann University School of Medicine; University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Maryland General Hospital
Fellowship: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Board Certification: Ophthalmology


Michaela K. Mathews, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Vienna Austria
Residency: Krankenanstaldt des Goettlichen Heilandes, Austria; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; Union Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: Wills Eye Hospital
Board Certification: Ophthalmology
Special Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology; Ischemic Retinal and Optic Nerve Disease; Lipoprotein (a); Neuro-Ophthalmology



D. Chimene Richa, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical System
Fellowship: Allegheny General Hospital
Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Board Certification: Ophthalmology
Special Interests: Ocular Plastics; Functional and Cosmetic Lid Surgery; Eyelid, Lacrimal and Orbital Disorders


Vivian Rismondo-Stankovich, MD
Ophthalmologist
Medical Degree: University of Zagreb
Residency: Hospital Sveti Duh, Zagreb; University of Wisconsin Medical School
Fellowship: Doheny Eye Institute
Board Certification: Neurology


Osamah J. Saeedi, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internship: Baylor College of Medicine
Special Interests: Glaucoma


Eugene Salvo Jr., MD
Ophthalmologist
Medical Degree: Georgetown University Hospital
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
Fellowship: Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital
Board Certification: Ophthalmology


Lisa S. Schocket, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Ophthalmology Consultants of Boston
Internship: Presbyterian Medical Center of Pennsylvania
Board Certification: Ophthalmology


Ismail Shalaby, MD
Ophthalmologist
Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; University of Chicago
Residency: Maryland General Hospital
Board Certification: Ophthalmology


Raymond Sjaarda, MD
Ophthalmologist
Medical Degree: Duke University School of Medicine
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine; Duke University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Retina Institute of Maryland
Board Certification: Ophthalmology


John Thompson, MD
Ophthalmologist
Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Board Certification: Ophthalmology

Luis A. Toledo-Espiett, OD
Instructor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Optometric Degree: Inter American University
Internship: American University
Board Certification: Optometry
Special Interests: Primary Eye Care; Optometry; Special Contact Lenses



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