Dr. Michael J. Elman, MD

Dr. Michael J. Elman, MD

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63 y/o
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Dr. Michael J. Elman, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Rosedale, MD and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Elman Retina Group

9114 Philadelphia Rd Ste 310

Rosedale, MD 21237
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • 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. Elman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Macular Edema
very high
more than 98% of peers
Macular Hole
very high
more than 98% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Elman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Elman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Elman "Dr. Elman has practiced ophthalmology for over 30 years, specializing in diseases of the retina and vitreous."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Elman "Dr. Elman has practiced ophthalmology for over 30 years, specializing 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. 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 twice in the last several years.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. Dr. Elman and his wife are actively involved in many community and philanthropic organizations. Together, they are the devoted parents of four children and devoted grandparents to nine grandchildren."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

18  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exudative Vitreoretinopathy
  • Eye Injuries
  • Ischemic Nephropathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Traditional Retinal Tears
  • Traumatic Glaucoma

19  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Humphrey Visual Field Test for Glaucoma
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

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.

Education

  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Sinai Grace Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University of Illinois
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elman's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elman to family and friends
122 total reviews (118 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (122)

  • 5
    (116)
  • 4
    (5)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
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Dr. Elman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (118)

I would refer anyone to him, he is outstanding!
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He is so dedicated and intelligent. It is always a pleasure to be seen in his office, as everyone there is outstanding! I got two injections per month and they make it very easy for me.
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I was seen on an emergency basis and was given an appt. for the same day! Dr. Elman is always very professional and extremely smart! The entire office staff is great, especially Chrisy and Kim.
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I really trust Dr. Elman, love it there.
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Takes very good care of me, my eyes are doing great! I love him to death.
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