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Michaela K Mathews
 

Michaela K Mathews M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Secondary Appointments: Anatomy and Neurobiology
mmath002@umaryland.edu
Location: 419 W. Redwood, 420
Phone: (410) 328-6533
Fax: (410) 328-7954

Personal History:

Dr. Michaela Kunz Mathews is a graduate of the University of Vienna, Austria. She completed her ophthalmology residency training at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, New Jersey and her neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr Mathews is an expert in ischemic optic neuropathy, a disease thought to be associated with premature atherosclerosis and to precede more common manifestations of atherosclerosis, such as heart attack and stroke.

During her research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University's Wilmer Eye Institute, she participated in groundbreaking research on the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and other angiogenic factors in diabetic eye disease, sickle cell retinopathy and retinopathy of prematurity. Dr. Mathews currently pursues research on ischemic optic neuropathy, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.

In her clinical practice, Dr. Mathews applies her intimate knowledge of diabetic eye disease to treating patients at the Joslin Diabetes Center, which is located at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She also directs and coordinates the ophthalmology consult service at University of Maryland Medical Center.

Research Interests:

During her research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University's Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Mathews participated in groundbreaking research on the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and other angiogenic factors in diabetic eye disease, sickle cell retinopathy and retinopathy of prematurity. Dr. Mathews currently pursues research on ischemic optic neuropathy, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.

Clinical Speciality:

In her clinical practice, Dr. Mathews applies her intimate knowledge of general ophthalmology, Neuro-ophthalmology, and diabetic eye disease. Dr. Mathews sees outpatients at several locations, including the practices at Paca and Redwood streets, and at Mc Donough crossroads, as well as at the Joslin Diabetes Center, which is located within the University of Maryland Medical Center. She also directs and coordinates the ophthalmology consult service at University of Maryland Medical Center.