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Ingrid E Zimmer-Galler, M.D.

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  • Executive Clinical Director, Office of Telemedicine
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Languages: English, German


Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Medical Diseases of the Retina, Ophthalmology, Retinal Detachment

Research Interests

Telemedicine; Diabetic retinopathy; Age-related macular degeneration

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Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Frederick

Appointment Phone: 301-620-9268
87 Thomas Johnson Drive
Frederick, MD 21702 map
Phone: 301-620-9268 | Fax: 301-620-9228


Ingrid Zimmer-Galler, M.D., is an associate professor of ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute and is the medical director of its Frederick location. Dr. Zimmer-Galler is also the Executive Clinical Director of the Johns Hopkins Office of Telemedicine. She specializes in retinal vascular diseases and vitreoretinal surgery and has led many initiatives in telemedicine involving retinal diseases.

Dr. Zimmer-Galler received her medical degree from Tulane University and completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine. She then completed a retina fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute before joining the faculty in 1996. more


  • Executive Clinical Director, Office of Telemedicine
  • Chief, Wilmer Eye Institute – Frederick
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

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  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (1989)


  • Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education / Ophthalmology (1993)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology / Ophthalmology (1994)

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Activities & Honors


  • ATA College of Fellows, American Telemedicine Association, 2016


  • Aerospace Medical Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • Civil Aviation Medical Association, Board of Trustees
  • Flying Physicians Association

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