Fatemeh Rajaii, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Odd Fellows Rising Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Languages: English, Farsi, French


Blepharoplasty, Botulinum Toxin Injections, Brow Lift, Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy, Endoscopic Tear Duct Surgery, Eye and Eyelid Tumors, Eyelid and Orbital Trauma, Eyelid Cancer, Eyelid Reconstruction, Eyelid Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orbital Tumors, Ptosis, Thyroid Eye Disease ...read more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-1112
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


Fatemeh Rajaii, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. She specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid, orbital and facial surgery. This includes the surgical treatment of eyelid malpositions, facial skin cancers, tear drainage issues, orbital tumors and Thyroid Eye Disease. She treats children and adults. Her research interests include the effects of eyelid surgery on ocular surface disease and visual function, oculoplastic surgical techniques and mechanisms underlying orbital disease.

Dr. Rajaii received her M.D. and Ph.D. (neuroscience) degrees from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed an internship in internal medicine at Mercy Medical Center prior to completing her ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute. She completed a fellowship in ophthalmic plastic, orbital and facial cosmetic surgery at the University of Michigan prior to joining the Wilmer faculty.


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  • Odd Fellows Rising Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD PhD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2009)


  • Ophthalmology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2013)


  • University of Michigan Health System (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Ophthalmology) (2015)

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Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Mentoring as Our Mission: Enhancing Diversity in the Ophthalmology Pipeline, Wilmer Insider (Oct. 2021)

RECORDED ONLINE SEMINAR: "The Impact of Age-related Eyelid Changes" (Sept. 2016)

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