Suzy Chen, O.D., joined Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine in July as an assistant professor. She specializes in glaucoma and dry eye management. Chen sees patients at Wilmer’s Bethesda and Columbia locations.
What attracted you to the field of ophthalmology?
My mom is an ophthalmologist, so I was exposed to the profession early and often. Vision is not merely a function that we all rely on, but a window to quality of life and happiness. My dedication to the field of ophthalmology stems from my desire to improve people’s quality of life, specifically through the gift of sight. The variety of opportunities and specialties also makes it a fascinating field.
How did you become interested in your specialty?
I developed an interest in glaucoma while working with Pradeep Ramulu during residency. It’s very rewarding when I get to use my skills to help my patients understand the nature of their eye condition and preserve their sight. I also really enjoy serving and forming long-lasting bonds with patients from all walks of life, connecting with them on a deeper level.
What drew you to Wilmer?
Wilmer Eye Institute is known worldwide for its unparalleled patient care and for being at the forefront of medical research. I’ve been extremely fortunate to be mentored by gifted and experienced doctors during residency. Their clinical acumen, passion and kindness not only inspired me to become a more well-rounded, confident and compassionate clinician, but also solidified my decision to join Wilmer. I’m thrilled to be part of this great team of talented physicians, scientists and staff who share the mission of providing the highest caliber of care.
What are your research interests?
I have a special clinical and research interest in glaucoma and dry eye management.
Is there anything else you’d like others to know about you or your work?
I have a passion to help those in need, and I care about my patients like they are my family. At Wilmer Eye Institute, I look forward to building meaningful relationships with my patients and helping them achieve their best view of the world.