Medical Director, Wilmer at Bethesda
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
The Wilmer Eye Institute
Dr. Shameema Sikder is an assistant professor of ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery Education Champion at the Wilmer Eye Institute. She specializes in corneal disorders, including Fuchs dystrophy and keratoconus; refractive surgery; cataract, and external eye diseases. Dr. Sikder's clinical interests include surgical treatments for corneal diseases, such as endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK, DSAEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and treatments for keratoconus.
Dr. Sikder received her bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and biochemistry from the University of Arizona, where she also received her M.D. degree. She completed ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute and fellowship in cornea and refractive disease at the renowned Moran Eye Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she received the Claes Dohlman Fellow of the Year Award, recognizing the most distinguished Cornea Fellow in the nation. After fellowship, Dr. Sikder returned to Wilmer and served as Assistant Chief of Service (Chief Resident) and Associate Director of Ocular Trauma.
Dr. Sikder has a particular interest in surgical education and is working on a curriculum that could be implemented at the international level. She is the medical director of the newest Wilmer location in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Sikder currently sees patients at Wilmer Eye Institute's Bethesda location.
For appointments in Bethesda, call 240-482-1100