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Meraf Amde Wolle, M.D., M.P.H.

Meraf Amde Wolle, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Languages: English, Amharic


Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Cornea Transplant, Cornea/Anterior Segment Disease, Corneal Diseases, Corneal Dystrophies, Corneal Ulcer, Dry Eyes, Fuchs Dystrophy of the Cornea, Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy, Keratoconus, Ophthalmology, Refractive Errors, Refractive Surgery more

Research Interests

corneal transplants; preloaded DMEK; public health ophthalmology; trachoma more


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Maumenee 327 Ophthalmology
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

10753 Falls Road
Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, Pavilion II, Suite 455
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-583-2802 | Fax: 410-583-2842


Meraf A. Wolle, M.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. She specializes in corneal and external disease, including cataracts, corneal transplants, and refractive surgery. 

Dr. Wolle 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. Following an internship in internal medicine at The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, she completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Wolle completed a fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases at the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor prior to joining the Wilmer faculty.

Her research interests include improving current corneal transplantation techniques and public health ophthalmology. Specifically, she has been researching streamlining the Descemet’s Membrane Ednothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) procedure by creating preloaded DMEK tissue. She has also been doing work on understanding and contributing to the eradication of trachoma, the world's leading infectious eye disease. more


  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Departments / Divisions



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


  • Ophthalmology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2015)


  • Cornea and External Diseases; University of Michigan Health System (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Ophthalmology) (2017)

Research & Publications

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

On World Sight Day, the Focus Is on Hope, Wilmer Insider (Oct. 2020)

Targeting Blindness Worldwide, Johns Hopkins Medicine (Feb. 2020)

Sheila West and the Art of Mentoring, Johns Hopkins Medicine (Jan. 2020)

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