Ophthalmology Team

The full-time staff at GBMC includes Drs. Mary Louise Collins, Vivian Rismondo and Allison Jensen. In addition, many attending faculty members evaluate patients and perform procedures in the Eye Clinic. Resident physicians of the Johns Hopkins, Sinai, and GBMC Resident Training Program in Ophthalmology, also examine and treat patients under the direct supervision of the attending faculty.

Dr. Mary Louise Collins
Mary Louise Z. Collins, MD

Dr. Collins is Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and Director of Resident Education for the Ophthalmology Residency Program. She provides comprehensive ophthalmic care and surgery for pediatric patients and holds special interest in amblyopia, lacrimal disorders and pediatric and adult strabismus. In her new position as Chairman, Dr. Collins plans to expand and improve access to primary eye care services on GBMC's campus, support comprehensive and subspecialty ophthalmology medical staff members and advance the academic and teaching mission of the Department. Dr. Collins has also served as the consulting ophthalmologist at The Maryland School for the Blind since 1993.

Dr. Vivian Rismondo
Vivian Rismondo, MD

Dr. Rismondo is the Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology, specializing in a wide range of neurologic disorders related to the visual pathway and ocular motor system.

Dr. Allison Jensen
Allison Jensen, MD

Dr. Jensen is a board certified ophthalmologist and completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. She specializes in comprehensive ophthalmic care for pediatric and adolescent patients including routine eye exams, amblyopia "lazy eye," strabismus "eye misalignment," lacrimal disorders and retinopathy of prematurity. In addition, she treats adults with strabismus and diplopia.

Sajeev Kathuria, MD
Sajeev Kathuria, MD

Dr. Kathuria is board certified and has more than 17 years of clinical experience. He was formerly on the faculty at the University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology, where he was also the Director of the Residency Program. He is an active fellow of the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Kathuria is accepting new patients and participates in most insurance plans.

Sudeep Pramanik, MD
Sudeep Pramanik, MD

Dr. Pramanik is the founder of Mid Atlantic Eye Consultants, a practice limited to Cornea / External Disease and Refractive Surgery. He is on the staff of the GBMC Department of Ophthalmology and an Assistant Professor of Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. He has a strong research interest in international ophthalmology and social entrepreneurship. He has worked with the Aravind and Vitalla Eye Hospitals in India to expand their corneal transplant programs. He enjoys traveling on medical missions with residents and fellows to expose them to the opportunities of international collaboration.

Elizabeth D. McGinn, OD
Elizabeth B. McGinn, OD

Dr. McGinn received her training at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She currently serves as the Co-President and Chairman of the Maryland Society for Sight. In addition to performing routine vision examinations, she provides the full range of contact lens services including spherical lenses, toric lenses (for astigmatism) and rigid gas permeable lenses including the difficult fittings required for keratoconnus patients.

Tanvi Shah, MD
Tanvi Shah, MD

Board-certified in Ophthalmology, Dr. Shah received her medical degree from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. She completed an Internal Medicine internship at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a residency in Ophthalmology at Jules Stein Eye Institute - UCLA. Prior to joining GBMC, Dr. Shah served as a comprehensive ophthalmologist with Crossroads Eye Physicians. She was also previously employed by Bellevue Group Health and Eye MDs of Puget Sound and has performed research for various laboratories.

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