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Timothy James McCulley, MD

Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology Division
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

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  • Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology Division
  • Vice Chair for Clinical Strategic Planning, Wilmer Eye Institute
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

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  • Wilmer Eye Institute


Blepharoplasty, Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Double Vision, Graves' Disease, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ocular Plastics, Ophthalmology, Orbital Tumors, Skin Cancer


Timothy J. McCulley is the chief of the neuro-ophthalmology division and vice chair for clinical strategic planning at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He specializes in all aspect of oculoplastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology with particular interests in Graves disease, botulinum toxin, blepharoptosis, periocular neoplasm (skin cancer) and orbital and skull base pathology.

Dr. McCulley obtained his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Following internship at the University of Hawaii, he completed his residency in ophthalmology at Stanford University. After residency, he completed fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and subsequently completed an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the Cincinnati Eye Institute. Dr. McCulley served on the faculty of the University of California San Francisco, where he was director of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. He joined the Wilmer faculty in 2011 and spent two years as director of oculoplastic surgery at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH), Wilmer's affiliate hospital in Saudi Arabia, before returning to Maryland in January 2013.


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1997-now        Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

2001-now        American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), fellow

2001-2006       North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS), member

2006-now        North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS), fellow

2003-now        American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

2013-now        American Ophthalmology Society (AOS)


1998-2002       International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)

1998-2002       American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

1998-2002       Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group (OMIG)

2002-2003       Orange County Society of Ophthalmology

2006-2010       Pacific Coast Oto-ophthalmological Society (PCOOS)

2004-2011       Mid-peninsula Eye Society

2011-2013       Saudi Arabian Ophthalmologic Society (SOS)

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    • Washington University School of Medicine (St Louis MO) (1995)


    • Stanford University School of Medicine / Ophthalmology (Stanford CA) (1999)


    • University of Cincinnati Hospital - GME / Ophthalmology (Cincinnati OH) (2002)
    • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine / Neuro - ophthalmology (Miami FL) (2000)


    • American Board of Ophthalmology / Ophthalmology (2011)
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    1987-91           Dean''s Honor List (all semesters awarded during undergraduate education)

    1992                Carl F. and Gerty T. Cory awards for “Superior scholarship in biochemistry”, Washington University School of Medicine

    1992                Letter of commendation, “Outstanding performance in neuroscience”, Washington University School of Medicine

    2003                TEI Pfizer award for “best case series” McCulley TJ, Kersten RC, Yip CC, Kulwin DR. Isolated Unilateral Neurogenic  Bleharoptosis Secondary to Eyelid Trauma. Am J Ophthalmol 2002; 134: 626-7.

    2004                TEI Pfizer award for “best case report” Yip CC, Kersten RC, McCulley TJ, Ballard ET, Kulwin RC. Osteogenic Sarcoma after Orbital Radiation for Rhabdomyosarcoma. Ophthalmology 2003;110:1996-9.

    2004                Joint Commission of Allied Health Professionals in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) Teaching Award

    2007                Senior author and supervisor “Best Walsh Society Presentation”

    2008                Senior author and supervisor “Best Walsh Society Presentation”

    2008                American Academy of Ophthalmology “Achievement Award”

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    Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-5080
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-5080
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    Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Odenton
    1106 Annapolis Rd
    Suite 290
    Odenton, MD 21113
    Phone: 410-874-1425
    Appointment Phone: 410-874-1425
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-550-2360
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    • Ophthalmology - Oculoplastics
    • Ophthalmology - Neuro-Ophthalmology

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