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Schein, Oliver Douglas

Oliver Douglas Schein, M.D., M.P.H

Vice Chair for Quality & Patient Safety

Burton E. Grossman Professor of Ophthalmology
Division of Cornea, Cataract, & External Diseases

The Wilmer Eye Institute
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Oliver Schein, M.D., M.P.H., is Burton E. Grossman Professor of Ophthalmology at The Wilmer Eye Institute and carries a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Dr. Schein's clinical expertise is in medical and surgical conditions of the anterior segment of the eye involving cataract and complications of cataract surgery, corneal scarring, and corneal surgery. He is an author of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's "Preferred Practice Pattern" on Cataract.  Research activities are directed towards the epidemiology of major ocular diseases, ophthalmic technology assessment, and outcomes research in ophthalmology.

Dr. Schein sees patients at the Wilmer Eye Institute's Johns Hopkins Hospital and Green Spring Station locations.

For appointments with Dr. Schein, call: 410-955-7677

Education and Professional Training:

  • 1976 Princeton University, B.A. summa cum laude
  • 1977 Clare College, Cambridge University, England, Graduate Diploma
  • 1981 Johns Hopkins University, M.D.
  • 1984 Johns Hopkins University, M.P.H.
  • 1981-84 Intern and Resident in Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 1984-87 Resident in Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard University
  • 1987-88 Clinical Fellow in Corneal and External Eye Disease, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard University

Current Appointments:

  • 1998- Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 1998- Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • 1991- Director, Comprehensive Eye Service, The Wilmer Eye Institute

Licensure and Certification:

  • 1981 Maryland Medical License Registration
  • 1984 Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 1990 Certification, American Board of Ophthalmology

Awards and Honors:

  • 1987-88 Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship
  • 1990-93 Merck & Co., Inc./Society of Epidemiologic Research:
  • Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology
  • 1993 Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • 1998-Inaugural Burton E. Grossman Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University
  • 1999-05-National Eye Institute Mid-Career Award
  • 2001-The American Ophthalmological Society, Member
  • 2002-03-Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Leadership Development Program
  • 2002-03-Alcon Research Institute Award of Excellence

Recent Major Committee Appointments:

  • 1995-2002-Member, Preferred Practice Pattern Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • 1997- Member, Ad Hoc Study Sections, National Institutes of Health
  • 2001- Consultant, Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration
  • 2003- Consultant, Medicare Advisory Panel, Department of Health and Human Services
  • 2004- Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Cellular Bioengineering Incorporated
  • 2004- Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, Bausch & Lomb, Inc.


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