Fasika Ambachew Woreta, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Director - Ophthalmology Residency Program
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology


Cataracts, Cornea/Anterior Segment Disease, Corneal Diseases, Ophthalmology ...read more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5650
600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Columbia

Appointment Phone: 410-910-2330
10710 Charter Drive
Medical Pavilion at Howard County, Suite 310
Columbia, MD 21044
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Fasika A. Woreta, M.D., M.P.H. is a cornea and cataract specialist and the Eugene de Juan, M.D. Professor of Ophthalmic Education at Wilmer Eye Institute’s Baltimore and Columbia locations. Her expertise is in in corneal and external eye diseases, including complex cataracts and anterior segment reconstruction following trauma.

Dr. Woreta is currently the director of the Eye Trauma Center and the director of the Ophthalmology Residency Program at the Wilmer Eye Institute.

An associate professor of ophthalmology, Dr. Woreta received her M.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her M.P.H. degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, then completed a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, as well as an accident and emergency and cataract fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

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  • Director - Ophthalmology Residency Program
  • Director - Eye Trauma Center
  • Eugene de Juan, MD Professor of Ophthalmic Education
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

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  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2007)


  • Ophthalmology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2011)


  • Cornea and Refractive Surgery; Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2012)
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Ophthalmology) (2013)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Woreta’s research interests include ophthalmic trauma, quality improvement and high-value care, as well as medical education. She holds a number of national leadership positions, including being Vice President of the American Society of Ophthalmic trauma (ASOT) and the ASOT representative to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Activities & Honors


  • Physician of the Year, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2019

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Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Fireworks and Eye Safety: What You Need to Know, Johns Hopkins Medicine (Nov. 2021)

Mentoring as Our Mission: Enhancing Diversity in the Ophthalmology Pipeline, Johns Hopkins Medicine (Oct. 2021)

Assessing IOL options for cataract patients,  Ophthalmology Times (Jun. 2021) 

Diversity in Ophthalmology and Beyond: Navigating inequities and overcoming the hurdles to a more diverse and inclusive field, Millennial Eye (Mar./Apr. 2021 Issue)

Celebrating Black History Month at Wilmer, Johns Hopkins Medicine (Feb. 2021)

Research to Prevent Blindness and American Academy of Ophthalmology Award Grants for Big Data Research to Improve Patient Care,  American Academy of Ophthalmology (Aug. 2020)

Partnering to Restore Sensation, One Wilmer (May 2020)

Ensuring Quality Outcomes in Education and Care, Johns Hopkins Medicine (Feb. 2020)

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