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Michael J Elman, M.D.

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Languages: English, Hebrew, Yiddish


Diabetic Retinopathy, Epiretinal Membranes, Macular Degeneration, Macular Holes, Medical Diseases of the Retina, Ophthalmology, Retinal Detachment, Retinal Dystrophies, Retinal Vein Occlusion, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Surgical Diseases of the Retina more


Elman Retina Group

Appointment Phone: 410-653-0084
1838 Greene Tree Road
Suite 170
Pikesville, MD 21208 map

Elman Retina Group

Appointment Phone: 410-686-3000
9114 Philadelphia Road
Suite 310
Rosedale, MD 21237 map
Fax: 410-686-3690

Elman Retina Group

Appointment Phone: 410-553-9094
7671 Quarterfield Road
Suite 100
Glen Burnie, MD 21061 map


Dr. Elman has practiced ophthalmology for over 30 years, specializing in diseases of the retina and vitreous. Author of more than 150 publications on retinal diseases and surgery, Dr. Elman is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is currently the Director of Retina Surgery at Franklin Square Hospital. Dr. Elman directed the Clinical Research Unit at the University of Maryland and was bestowed the Young Scholar Award for the entire University of Maryland. Dr. Elman is one of only 280 ophthalmologists worldwide elected to the prestigious American Ophthalmological Society. He serves as the national Study Chairman of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCRnet) Protocol I, a national collaborative clinical trial that recently revolutionized the treatment of diabetic macular edema. Dr. Elman, a member of the DRCRnet''s Executive Committee, served as its chairman last year.

Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Elman is a graduate of Wayne State School of Medicine. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye Center in Chicago. He received fellowship training in Retinal Vascular Diseases at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and fellowship training in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at Barnes Hospital/Retina Consultants, Ltd. of Washington University. Dr. Elman and his wife are actively involved in many community and philanthropic organizations. Together, they are the devoted parents of four children and doting grandparents to six grandchildren.

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  • MD; Wayne State University School Of Medicine (1979)


  • Ophthalmology; University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine (1983)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1984)
  • Ophthalmology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1984)
  • Ophthalmology; Washington University School of Medicine -Barnes-Jewish Hospital (1985)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery; Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis (1985)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Ophthalmology) (1985)

Research & Publications

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