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Kolker, Richard J.

Richard J. Kolker, M.D.

Kolker, RichardAssistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Comprehensive Eye Service

The Wilmer Eye Institute
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Kolker sees patients at the Wilmer Eye Institute's Johns Hopkins Hospital location.

For appointments at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, call: 410-955-5080

Professional Education and Training:

  • B.S., The University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School)
  • M.D., The University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Board Certification, The American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Intern in Internal Medicine, The Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Resident in Ophthalmology, The University of Maryland Hospital


  • Private practice of Ophthalmology 1974-1998
  • Green Spring Station satellite of The Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital 1998-2003
  • Attending physician and faculty supervisor of Wilmer’s ER, Trauma, and Inpatient Consultation Services (20 hours/week) 2002 and 2003
  • Member of Wilmer Residency Education Committee (REC) 2002 and 2003. Chair, Wilmer ER Subcommittee of REC
  • Wilmer Comprehensive Eye Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital 2003 to present

Awards and Honors:

  • Earned the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award for CME each three-year cycle from 1976 to the present
  • Selected as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by Consumers’ Research Council of America – 2004 through 2010
  • Recipient of the 2010 Harrell Pierce Wilmer Resident Teaching Award
  • Recipient of the 2010 Neil Miller Medical Student Teaching Award
  • E-book on refraction published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology on the Resident Hub of the ONE Network - 2011

Read Dr. Kolker's CV

Dr. Sheila West on the Link Between Smoking and Eye Disease in Women - 7/23/2014

Dr. Pradeep Ramulu and Colleagues Study Relationship Between Vision Loss and Work Status - 7/18/2014

Wilmer Resident Receives Lindstrom Research Grant - 7/11/2014

Four Wilmer Researchers Receive BrightFocus Foundation Awards - 7/10/2014

Dr. Michael Repka Part of Team Researching Telemedicine and ROP - 6/27/2014

Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler and Colleagues Featured on WBAL-TV - 6/24/2014

Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler and Colleagues Use Human Stem Cells to Create Light-Sensitive Retina in a Dish - 6/10/2014

Wilmer's Division of Ocular Immunology Announces "Living With Uveitis" Support Group - 6/10/2014

Dr. Neil Bressler to Speak on Diabetic Retinopathy at National Eye Health Summit and Webcast - 6/10/2014

Dr. Donald Zack Receives a Research to Prevent Blindness Nelson Trust Award for Retinitis Pigmentosa - 6/9/2014

Dr. Michael Boland Leads Study on Effectiveness of Automated Telecommunication-Based Reminders on Adherence to Glaucoma Medication Dosing - 6/4/2014

Dr. Christina Prescott Discusses Summer Eye Protection on Fox 45 News - 6/1/2014

Dr. Jonathan Song Discusses Treatment Options for Pediatric Cataracts - 5/23/2014

Johns Hopkins' Jordan Green Discusses His Work at Wilmer's Translational Tissue Engineering Center - 5/21/2014

Longtime Wilmer Employee Lillie Alston Honored by Hopkins - 5/19/2014

Dr. Richard Semba: Diets Rich in Antioxidant Resveratrol Fail to Reduce Deaths, Heart Disease or Cancer - 5/12/2014

Dr. Neil Miller Explains Eye Twitching in The Wall Street Journal - 5/12/2014

Dr. Hendrik Scholl Receives ARVO Award - 5/7/2014


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