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Sharon Solomon, M.D.

The Katharine M. Graham ProfessorshipDr. Sharon Solomon
Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology

A retina specialist and board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Solomon’s clinical expertise includes medical and surgical treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, epiretinal membranes, macular holes, and retinal tears and detachment.  Dr. Solomon has a large national and international referral practice at Wilmer.

Dr. Solomon’s primary research focus is on age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.  She has served as principal investigator at Wilmer on a number of NIH-sponsored clinical trials through the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCRN).  As a co-investigator for the Wilmer Photograph Reading Center, Dr. Solomon has participated in the Submacular Surgery Trials for age-related macular degeneration.  She has numerous publications from her clinical trials involvement.

Dr. Solomon is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the Society of Heed Fellows, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Retina Society, and the Macula Society.

Dr. Sharon D. Solomon is the Katharine M. Graham Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Solomon received her A.B. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Harvard University before completing medical training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  She completed her medical internship at Stanford University and returned to UCSF for her residency in ophthalmology.  She received her fellowship training in medical and surgical treatment of the retina from the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins.

Her seminar entitled New Horizons is scheduled for Session IV: (3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.).