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Ashley Behrens, M.D.

Chief, Division of Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Male  | Languages: English, German, Spanish

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Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Chief, Division of Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Centers & Institutes



Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5080

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-5080


Cataracts, Cornea/Anterior Segment Disease, Corneal Disorders, Corneal Dystrophies, External Diseases of the Eye, Fuchs Dystrophy of the Cornea, Laser Surgery, Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery

Research Interests

Surgery of the Cornea; Cataract Surgery; Dry Eye; Refractive Surgery; Infections of the Eye; Infections of the Cornea


Ashley Behrens, M.D., is the KKESH/WEI Professor of International Ophthalmology and chief of the comprehensive ophthalmology division at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He specializes in the medical and surgical management of cataracts and corneal diseases, including corneal transplantation techniques for Fuchs’ dystrophy and keratoconus, as well as LASIK, PRK and refractive lens exchange surgical techniques.

Dr. Behrens received his medical degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, and completed his ophthalmology residency and fellowship training at the Francisco Risquez Hospital. He completed additional fellowships at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany, where he obtained his German Doctorate with Magna Cum Laude Distinction, and then at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Behrens joined the Wilmer faculty in 2003, and served as executive medical director at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH), Wilmer’s affiliate hospital in Saudi Arabia, from July 2010 through August 2014. more

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  • Education +


    • Universidad Central De Venezuela / MD (1990)


    • Francisco A Risquez Hospital / Ophthalmology (1995)


    • Francisco A Risquez Hospital / Cornea External Diseases & Refractive Surgery (1996)
    • University of Erlangen / Cornea and Refractive Surgery (1999)
    • University of Southern California / Cornea and Refractive Surgery (2000)
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  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • American Academy of Ophthalmology
    • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
    • International Society of Refractive Surgery
    • Pan American Association of Ophthalmology
    • Research to Prevent Blindness
    • Technology Opportunities Program, JHU
    • Venezuelan Society of Ophthalmology
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