Greater Metropolitan Washington Area Chapter Educational Meeting
Date: April 17, 2013 6:00 PM
Location: Doctors Community Hospital, Professional Office Building, Ground Floor Conference Room, 8116 Good Luck Road, Lanham, Maryland
Expert Speaker: Eric Singman, M.D., PhD (Division Chief, General Eye Services Clinic at the Wilmer Opthalmological Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Hospital)
Topic: Pseudotumor Cerebri, Chiari, Sticky Blood and EDS: The Opthalmologic Connection
About Dr. Singman: Eric L. Singman, M.D. PhD. is an assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the General Eye Service Clinic of the Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has subspecialty training in neuro-ophthalmology. His clinical expertise includes diagnosis of visual dysfunction after brain injury. Dr. Singman also has a particular interest in teaching health care providers to recognize the visual sequelae of traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Singman completed all of his training in Brooklyn, NY. He received his B.A. in chemistry from Brooklyn College, where he was a recipient of the CUNY-wide Jonas Salk Award. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. (in neuroscience) at the SUNY Downstate School of Medicine. He completed his pediatrics internship at the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, his ophthalmology residency at SUNY Downstate and his neuro-ophthalmology fellowship training at the Kingsbrook Jewish Hospital.
After his fellowship, Dr. Singman practiced neuro-ophthalmology for 14 years in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was also an attending neuro-ophthalmologist at the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Prior to joining the faculty at Wilmer, Dr. Singman served as a subject matter expert for the neuro-ophthalmology of brain injury at the Dept. of Defense-Vision Center of Excellence.
Dr. Singman is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the North American Neuro-ophthalmologic Society. He is involved in national clinical trials and has published research articles and textbook chapters. Outside of work, Dr. Singman's eclectic New York City upbringing shines through, reflected in his enjoyment of kayaking, archery, fiddling, bagpiping, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Singman supervises ophthalmology residents in the General Eye Services Clinic, located at the Wilmer Eye Institute's Johns Hopkins Hospital location