Shameema Sikder, M.D. is an ophthalmologist who specializes in corneal disorders, such as Fuchs' dystrophy and keratoconus, as well as complex cataracts. Dr. Sikder's clinical interests include surgical treatments for corneal diseases, such as endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK, DSAEK), complex cataracts, and treatments for keratoconus.
Dr. Sikder is the director of the Center of Excellence for Ophthalmic Surgical Education and Training (OphSET) at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Sikder also has a faculty appointment at the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare at Johns Hopkins University. She has a particular interest in surgical education and through NIH support, is working on technologies that could be implemented at the international level to improve the level of ophthalmic surgical care.
Dr. Sikder received her M.D. degree from the University of Arizona after obtaining Bachelor's degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute and fellowship in cornea and refractive disease at the Moran Eye Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she received the Claes Dohlman Fellow of the Year Award, recognizing the most distinguished cornea fellow in the nation. Dr. Sikder returned to Wilmer in 2011 and served as assistant chief of service (chief resident) and associate director of ocular trauma. She was the inaugural medical director of the Wilmer Eye Institute in Bethesda in 2014, where she continues to care for patients.