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Timothy James McCulley, M.D.

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  • Vice Chair for Clinical Strategic Planning, Wilmer Eye Institute
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology


Blepharoplasty, Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Double Vision, Graves' Disease, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ocular Plastics, Ophthalmology, Orbital Tumors, Skin Cancer more

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Appointment Phone: 410-955-5080
600 N. Wolfe Street
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Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Odenton

Appointment Phone: 410-874-1425
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Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Columbia

Appointment Phone: 410-910-2330
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Columbia, MD 21044 map


Timothy J. McCulley, M.D., is the vice chair for clinical strategic planning at the Wilmer Eye Institute, the director of one of Wilmer's ASOPRS oculoplastic fellowships and the chief of the neuro-ophthalmology division. He specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, orbit and tear drainage system and in neuro-ophthalmology. He has particular interests in orbital tumors, skin cancer of the eyelids, Graves’ Disease, droopy eyelids and optic nerve disorders.

Dr. McCulley obtained his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Following internship at the University of Hawaii, he completed his residency in ophthalmology at Stanford University. After residency, he completed fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and subsequently completed an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the Cincinnati Eye Institute. Dr. McCulley served on the faculty of the University of California San Francisco, where he was director of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. He joined the Wilmer faculty in 2011 and spent two years as director of oculoplastic surgery at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH), Wilmer's affiliate hospital in Saudi Arabia, before returning to Maryland in January 2013. more


  • Vice Chair for Clinical Strategic Planning, Wilmer Eye Institute
  • Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology Division
  • Director, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

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  • MD; Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis (1995)


  • Ophthalmology; Stanford University School of Medicine (1999)


  • Neuro-Ophthalmology; Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2000)
  • Ophthalmology; University of Cincinnati Hospital (2002)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Ophthalmology) (2000)

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Activities & Honors


  • TEI Pfizer award for “best case series", American Journal of Ophthalmology, 2003
  • Carl F. and Gerty T. Cory awards for “Superior scholarship in biochemistry”, Washington University School of Medicine, 1992
  • Letter of commendation, Washington University School of Medicine, 1992
  • Dean's Honor List (all semesters awarded during undergraduate education), 1987
  • TEI Pfizer award for “best case report”, 2004
  • Teaching Award, Joint Commission of Allied Health Professionals in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO), 2004
  • Best Walsh Society Presentation, Senior author and supervisor, 2007
  • Best Walsh Society Presentation, Senior author and supervisor, 2008
  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology , 2008


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), fellow, 2001
  • American Ophthalmology Society (AOS), 2013
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), 1998 - 2002
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), 2003
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), 1997
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), 1998 - 2002
  • Mid-peninsula Eye Society, 2004 - 2011
  • North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS), fellow, 2006
  • North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS), member, 2001 - 2006
  • Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group (OMIG), 1998 - 2002
  • Orange County Society of Ophthalmology, 2002 - 2003
  • Pacific Coast Oto-ophthalmological Society (PCOOS), 2006 - 2010
  • Saudi Arabian Ophthalmologic Society (SOS), 2011 - 2013

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