Dr. Brett Katzen, MD

Dr. Brett Katzen, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Brett Katzen, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Lutherville, MD and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Katzen Eye Group

1209 York Rd Ste 200

Lutherville, MD 21093
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Katzen performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

more than 82% of peers
Eye Infections
more than 67% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
more than 63% of peers

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Dr. Katzen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Katzen "Preparing to follow in his father’s footsteps, Dr. Brett Katzen obtained his undergraduate degree from University of Delaware, graduating magna cum laude in 1984. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1988 and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Brett officially joined the Katzen Eye Group in 1992, although he was a familiar sight at the practice long before then. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1993, Dr. Katzen serves as a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is specialty board certified in cataract surgery by The American Board of Eye Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. In addition, he has successfully completed The Wharton School, Executive Management Program, in 1996 and 2000. Dr. Katzen is a leading force in laser vision correction. As a dedicated surgeon, he is devoted to the treatment of nearsightedness and farsightedness. He has been acknowledged for achievements in developing a specialized surgical instrument called the “Katzen Flap Unzipper,” commonly used with LASIK procedures throughout the United States. In addition, he has donated his surgical expertise by teaching and performing cataract surgery in Guyana, South America, Cuba, Israel, the United States and Europe. Dr. Katzen is recognized by his patients and colleagues as a leader and innovator in cataract and implant surgery. He is on the forefront of the latest technological advances, including multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs), which frequently permit one to see near, far, and in between, without dependence upon glasses after cataract surgery. Dr. Katzen is nationally recognized for his expertise in correcting astigmatism (a condition in which one’s eyes are not perfectly spherical or round, resulting in less than adequate vision). With his use of lasers, special high tech IOLs, and innovative techniques, Dr. Katzen frequently corrects patients’ vision to better than they have ever seen – without glasses."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

12  Conditions Treated

10  Procedures

  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Jefferson Med College Thos Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Mercy Hospital Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Md Med Sys
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Katzen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Katzen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Katzen to family and friends
6 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Katzen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I can only speak for the LASIK department but Dr. Katzen, Dr. Leiken, and Sara were all amazing. They made me feel so comfortable and well prepared for surgery. I could not have asked for a better experience.
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