Michael Joel Elman, MD| Comprehensive Ophthalmology | MedStar Health

Michael Joel Elman, MD
Provider accepts MedStar Select insurance

Specialties: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Languages: Hebrew, German, English

(410) 686-3690

About me

Michael Elman, MD, has practiced ophthalmology for more than 30 years and specializes 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. <br><br>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. <br><br>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. <br><br>Dr. Elman and his wife are actively involved in many community and philanthropic organizations. They are the devoted parents of four children and doting grandparents to six grandchildren.

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Pupil Function
  • Abnormalities Of The Eyes
  • Absence Of Eye
  • Accommodation
  • Acute Inflammation Of Orbit
  • Agenesis Of Eye
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Aniseikonia
  • Anisocoria
  • Anisometropia
  • Anterior Segment Diseases
  • Anterior Uveitis In Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Aphakia
  • Aphakic Bullous Keratopathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Blepharospasm
  • Blind In One Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blood Clot In Eye
  • Blood In Eye
  • Blurred Vision
  • Buphthalmos
  • Cataract
  • Choroidal Neovascularization
  • Ciliary Body Degeneration
  • Color Blindness
  • Complications Of Lasik
  • Congenital Cranial Nerve 7 Palsy
  • Conjunctival Burn
  • Contact Lens Induced Corneal Edema
  • Contact Lens Infections
  • Contact Lens Related Problems
  • Corneal And Conjunctival Tumors
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cytomegaloviral Retinitis
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disorders Of The Vitreous
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectopia Lentis
  • Ectropion
  • Entropion
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Complications Of Wegener
  • Eye Inflammation
  • Eye Pain
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Malposition
  • Eyelid Trauma
  • Eyelid Tumors
  • Failed Vision Screening
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body (CORNEA)
  • Fuchs Dystrophy
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Glaucoma
  • Grave's Disease
  • Growth On Eye
  • Herpes Simplex Eye Infections
  • Herpes Simplex With Ophthalmic Complication
  • Herpes Zoster Eye Infections
  • Hypertelorism
  • Idiopathic Orbital Inflammatory Disease
  • Infectious Retinitis
  • Inflammation Of The Eyelid
  • Intermediate Uveitis
  • Intraocular Tumors
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laceration Of Eye
  • Lacrimal System Trauma
  • Legal Blindness
  • Lupus Eye Conditions
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Hole
  • Melanoma Of Eye
  • Microphthalmos
  • Myopia
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Inflammatory Diseases
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Ocular Surface Diseases
  • Ophthalmic Trauma
  • Optic Nerve Disease
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Optic Neve Hypoplasia
  • Orbit Cancer
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Orbital Inflammatory Syndromes
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Papilledema
  • Pars Planitis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma
  • Pseudophakia
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Pterygium
  • Punctal Stenosis
  • Red Eye
  • Refraction For Eyeglasses
  • Refractive Amblyopia
  • Refractive Errors
  • Retinal And Choroidal Tumors
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vascular Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Ruptured Vessel Of Eye
  • Scleritis
  • Sensitivity To Light
  • Sjogrens
  • Stargardt Macular Degeneration
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sudden Vision Loss
  • Unexplained Tearing
  • Unexplained Vision Loss
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Viral Retinitis
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Changes
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Impairment
  • Vitreoretinal Disorders
  • Xerophthalmia
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Procedures I perform

  • Accommodating Lens Implant
  • Arterial Biopsy
  • Astigmatism Lenses
  • Cataract Removal
  • Complex Cataract Surgery
  • Contact Lenses
  • Corneal Collagen Cross Linking
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diode Laser Cyclophotocoagulation
  • Electroretinogram
  • Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Eye Health
  • General Eye Care
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Microsurgery
  • Multifocal Lens Implant
  • No Stitch Cataract Surgery
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Prescription Eyeglasses
  • Prosthetic Eye
  • Punctal Plugs For Dry Eyes
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Replacement Of Contact Lens
  • Retina And Vitreous Surgery
  • Soft And Hard Contact Lens Exams
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Vision Testing And Screening In Young Children
  • Visual Electrophysiology
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Practice locations

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3001 South Hanover Street
Baltimore, MD, 21225

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201 East University Parkway
Baltimore, MD, 21218

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9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD, 21237

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Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology

Residency: Barnes Jewish Hospital (1985)

Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1984)

Residency: University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences (1983)

Graduate: Wayne State University Registrar's Office (1979)