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Oliver Douglas Schein, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Burton and Miriam Grossman Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Professor of Ophthalmology

Languages: English, French


Cataracts, Cornea/Anterior Segment Disease, Corneal Diseases, Ophthalmology

Research Interests

Epidemiology of major eye diseases; Assessment of ocular technology; Assessment of outcomes and complications of ocular surgery; Evidence-based improvement in quality and safety of ophthalmic care and surgery; Bioengineering of human corneal substitutes more

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Appointment Phone: 410-955-5080
600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-8179 | Fax: 410-614-9651

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5080
10753 Falls Road
Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, Pavilion II
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-583-2802


Oliver Schein, M.D., M.P.H., is the Burton E. Grossman Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute and carries a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Schein's clinical expertise is in medical and surgical conditions of the anterior segment of the eye including cataract and complications of cataract surgery, corneal scarring and corneal surgery. He is a past author of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's "Preferred Practice Pattern" on Cataract. Research activities are directed toward the epidemiology of major ocular diseases, ophthalmic technology assessment and outcomes research in ophthalmology.

Dr. Schein received his M.D. and M.P.H. degrees from Johns Hopkins University and completed his ophthalmology residency and cornea and external eye disease fellowship at Harvard University's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He joined the Wilmer faculty in 1988. more


  • Burton and Miriam Grossman Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Vice Chair for Quality and Safety, Wilmer Eye Institute
  • Professor of Ophthalmology

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1981)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Medicine (1984)
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Ophthalmology (1987)


  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Cornea and External Diseases (1988)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1984)
  • American Board of Ophthalmology / Ophthalmology (1990)

Research & Publications

Activities & Honors


  • Armstrong Award: Excellence in Quality and Safety, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2018
  • Award of Excellence, Alcon Research Institute
  • Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Max Shapero Award for Corneal Research, American Academy of Optometry
  • Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
    Director at Large
  • International Society for Contact Lens Research

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Wearing Contacts 24/7 Can Bring Infection, Blindness, Doctors Warn - HealthDay (Dec. 2018)

Cut This One Regulation-and Save $500 Million in Health-Care Costs - The Wall Street Journal (Apr. 2017)

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