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Wilmer at Bethesda

Bethesda Medical Office & Optical
7315 Wisconsin Avenue
West Tower, Suite 610
Bethesda, MD 20814

Ophthalmology and Optometry: 240-482-1100
Optical: 240-482-1120

Drs. Sikder, Kraus, Mahoney and Gire provide coordinated specialty care in thyroid eye disease at the office's Thyroid Eye Disease Center.


Shameema Sikder, M.D., Medical Director

Cornea, Cataract and External Diseases
Shameema Sikder, M.D.
Fasika A. Woreta, M.D., M.P.H.

Amanda K. Bicket, M.D.

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Nicholas R. Mahoney, M.D.

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Courtney L. Kraus, M.D.

Refractive Surgery
Shameema Sikder, M.D.
Fasika A. Woreta, M.D., M.P.H.

Retina and Vitreous
Christopher J. Brady, M.D.
Adam S. Wenick, M.D., Ph.D.

Anisa I. Gire, O.D.
Anupam Laul, O.D.


 Parking & Getting Here:

Valet Parking:     Directions

Operated by Towne Park-Residence Inn Marriott Hotel
Note: valet drop-off is on Waverly Street (Marriott side)
  • The flat rate for valet parking is $6 (gratuity not included).
  • When you arrive at the drop-off location, inform the valet attendant that you are visiting the Wilmer Eye Insitute, and he or she will provide clear directions to our location.
  • For your convenience, payment for valet parking will be processed within the Wilmer suite. Prior to departing, please stop at our front desk to pay and obtain a validation sticker. Present this sticker to the valet attendant to reclaim your vehicle.
  • Our staff will notify the valet attendant of the time you depart from the clinic, so that your vehicle is kept ready for you.

Bethesda Crossing Parking Garage:     Directions

  • Parking is available in the garage adjacent to the Bethesda Hilton Garden Inn
  • Rates are $6 for one hour to two hours, and $11 for more than two hours. At this time, Wilmer is unable to validate garage parking.
  • Pull a ticket to gain entry into the garage. Keep this ticket with you.
  • Automated payment kiosks are located within the complex, and accept cash and major credit cards. Insert your ticket and pay prior to leaving the complex. You must reinsert your paid ticket in order to exit from the garage.

Walking Directions from the Bethesda Crossing Garage:

  • After parking, follow signs in the garage to the East/West Towers. Access to main lobbies and retail will be on Level 3.
  • Walk past the Hilton Garden Inn and East Tower elevators until you see signs for Fidelity Investments. Proceed to the West Tower elevators.
  • Take the elevators up to the sixth floor, and exit to the Wilmer suite.
  • Concierge staff are available on-site to assist you with wayfinding.

Public Parking:

  • Metered street parking is available- typically with a two-hour limit.
  • There are additional public garages located nearby, including across the street in the Regal Cinemas complex. Rates will vary.
  • From Wisconsin Avenue, the main lobby of Bethesda Crossing's West Tower is accessible through the doors between Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and Fidelity Investments. Take the elevators up to the 6th floor, and exit to the Wilmer suite


    The Bethesda Crossing building is also conveniently located several blocks south of the Bethesda Metro Station, which is served by the Red Line (routes between Glenmont, Washington, D.C., and Shady Grove).

From Points North:

  • Take I-95 South toward Washington, D.C.
  • Merge onto I-495 West toward Silver Spring
  • Take Exit 33 for MD-185/Connecticut Avenue toward Kensington/Chevy Chase.
  • Keep left at the fork, and follow signs for MD-185 South.
  • Turn left onto Connecticut Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Bradley Lane.
  • Take a slight right onto Wisconsin Avenue. In 0.4 miles, the destination will be on the right.

From Points South:

  • Take I-95 North toward Washington, D.C.
  • Take a slight right onto Henry G Shirley Memorial Highway/Interstate 395 Connector North.
  • Take exit 170B for I-495 North toward Tysons Corner.
  • Merge onto I-495 West.
  • Take Exit 39 toward Washington.
  • Merge onto River Road.
  • Turn left onto Goldsboro Road.
  • Turn right onto Bradley Boulevard.
  • Turn left onto Wisconsin Avenue. In 0.4 miles, the destination will be on the right.

From Points West:

  • Take VA-267 Eastbound.
  • Exit onto I-495 North.
  • Take Exit 39 toward Washington.
  • Merge onto River Road.
  • Turn left onto Goldsboro Road.
  • Turn right onto Bradley Boulevard.
  • Turn left onto Wisconsin Avenue. In 0.4 miles, the destination will be on the right.

Sanford Greenberg Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Gehlbach Project Selected by Johns Hopkins-Coulter Translational Project Partnership- 06/23/16

Dr. Neil Bressler Speaks at Senate Briefing on Special Diabetes Program- 06/09/16

Dr. Neil Bressler Discusses Blue Light Effects on the Eyes in the Washington Post- 06/02/16

Dr. Arevalo Honored by National Institute of Ophthalmology in Peru- 5/31/16

Dr. Jennifer Thorne Appointed President-elect of American Uveitis Society- 5/17/16

Dr. Ingrid Zimmer-Galler Elected to the ATA College of Fellows- 5/13/16

Dr. Arevalo Launches New Book at ARVO 2016- 5/09/16

Dr. Elia J. Duh is elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation- 4/28/16

Dr. Maria Valeria Canto Soler Wins BrightFocus Award for Macular Degeneration Research- 4/27/16

Three Wilmer Faculty Voted Most Influential in Field of Ophthalmology- 4/22/2016

Dr. Pradeep Ramulu Wins Pisart Award for Significant Achievement in Vision Science Research- 4/21/16

Dr. Eghrari Receives Alcon Early Career Research Award- 4/13/16

Dr. Quigley Honored by American Glaucoma Society- 4/11/16

Dr. Ian Pitha Awarded Grants for Glaucoma Research- 4/11/16