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Moran  Levin

Moran Levin M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Location: UMPB 470

Personal History:

Dr. Moran (Roni) Levin is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland Medical School of Medicine, specializing in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. A Maryland native, Dr. Levin graduated Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Levin received her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine where she was elected into the Arthur P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine. She completed an Internship in Internal Medicine, followed by a Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland Medical Center.  She completed a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. Coming from a family of educators, and being a former pre-school and elementary age teacher, Dr. Levin loves teaching and enjoys taking the time to teach medical students and residents as well as to educate her patients and their families about their ocular conditions. Dr. Levin has an interest in international medicine and has participated in numerous ophthalmic medical and surgical missions in Central and South America.

Research Interests:

Dr. Levin’s research interests include the psychosocial impact of pediatric eye disease on the whole family, improving patient education, and pediatric ocular trauma. She is also currently researching the latest treatments for retinopathy of prematurity.

Clinical Specialty:

Dr. Levin delivers humanistic and compassionate care to both her pediatric and adult patients. She provides outpatient services at the University of Maryland Redwood faculty practice and Midtown locations, as well as Mc Donogh Crossroads in Owings Mills, and Waterloo Crossings in Columbia. She treats Veterans with strabismus at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Hospital. She also cares for inpatients and ocular emergencies at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Shock Trauma as well as the University of Maryland Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Children’s Hospital. She has expertise in all areas of pediatric ophthalmology including the medical and surgical treatment of refractive error (glasses and contacts), amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed or misaligned eyes), diplopia and cranial nerve palsies (double vision), inflammatory diseases of the eye, ocular trauma, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, pediatric cataracts, pathology of the eyelid and orbit, and retinal disorders such as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Dr. Levin’s adult ophthalmology services include cataract surgery, adult strabismus surgery, laser procedures, and comprehensive adult eye care. Dr. Levin utilizes the most advanced and current techniques in the treatment of strabismus including botox for cranial nerve palsies, rectus muscle plication, and adjustable sutures for strabismus surgery.

Professional Memberships:

Dr. Levin is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, The Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and Women in Ophthalmology.


  1. Kulaylat A, Tice G, Levin M, Kunselman A, Cilley R. Reduction of Radiation Exposure in Pediatric Patients with Trauma: Cephalic Traction Improves Adequacy of Lateral Cervical Spine Radiographs. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. May 2012; 47(5) 984-90.
  2. Fu T, Wanj J, Levin M, Su Q, Li D, Lu W, Li J. Fusional Vergence Detected by Prism Bar and Synoptophore in Chinese Childhood Intermittent Exotropia. Journal of Ophthalmology. March 2015.
  3. Andalibi S, Haidara M, Bor N, Levin M. An Update on Neonatal and Pediatric Conjunctivitis. Current Ophthalmology Reports. September 2015, 3(3) 158-169.
  4. Levin M, Hall J, Guerami A. Vitreous Hemorrhage from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. September 2015; 0:1-3.
  5. Malouf M, Levin M, Mathews M. Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy - A report of two different phenotypes in one family. Journal of the American Geriatric Society. January 2016; 64(1):237-9.
  6. Bhola R, Miller A, Kozak A, Epley D, Levin M, Plumb R. Intermittent Exotropia. Eye Wiki. July 2015.
  7. Klufas M, Gobin P, Abramson D, Levin M. Intra-arterial Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma. Eye Wiki. August 2015.
  8.  Estopinal C, Fajardo D, Griffiths D, Epley D, Levin M. Congenital Lacrimal Fistula. Hester C, Downes K, Levin M, MD. Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. Eye Wiki. August 2016.
  9. Dumitrescu A, Griffiths D, Epley D, Levin M, Tang P. Leber Congenital Amaurosis. Eye Wiki. September 2015.
  10. Epley D, Moran R. Levin, Shah S. Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy. Eye Wiki. September 2015.