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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 more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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

Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Columbia

Appointment Phone: 410-910-2330
10710 Charter Drive
Medical Pavilion at Howard County, Suite 310
Columbia, MD 21044 map


Fasika A. Woreta, MD, MPH, is a cornea and cataract specialist at the Wilmer Eye Institute's locations in Baltimore and Columbia, Maryland. 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. more


  • Director - Ophthalmology Residency Program
  • Director - Eye Trauma Center
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

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Centers & Institutes



  • 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 (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

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

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)  

Orbital Fracture Incidence Up in US Emergency Departments. HealthNews (Aug. 2020) 

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) 


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