I am a board-certified ophthalmologist who has been practicing in Carroll County, Maryland since 1983. I earned a B.A. in physics from Franklin and Marshall College in 1975, and a medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1979. To enhance my medical diagnostic skills, I pursued a one-year internship in internal medicine at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. and then completed a three-year ophthalmology residency at the University of Maryland Hospital, where I was chief resident in my final year. I hold a clinical assistant professorship at the University of Maryland Hospital, served as president of the Carroll County Medical Society, and am currently medical director of the Carroll County Eye Surgery Center.
I am very aggressive in diagnosing and treating glaucoma. Loss of vision from this disease is usually preventable if identified early and appropriately. It is so important to diagnose macular degeneration.
Patients should be on special AREDS vitamins at the earliest stages, and exciting new treatments are now available for more advanced cases. People just don’t need to live with dry eye problems anymore. We have so many new treatments and regimens available to alleviate painful symptoms.
One of my most important principles has always been to treat each patient the way I would want my family treated.