Dr. Orin M. Zwick joined the practice in 2006. As a partner at Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center, his specialty is Oculofacial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery. This specialty encompasses medical management and cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the structures surrounding the eye. Dr. Zwick performs surgery of the eyelids and eyebrows when there is drooping skin or weak muscles, eyelid malpositions including lids turning inward or outward, and removal and repair of benign or malignant eyelid lesions. He also treats tear duct (lacrimal) problems that can cause watering eyes or infections, difficulty closing eyes from problems such as facial nerve palsy, spasms of the eyelids, orbital inflammatory problems such as thyroid eye disease, orbital fractures and orbital tumors. He also performs non-surgical cosmetic enhancements such as Botox injections and dermal facial fillers. An attending surgeon at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Dr. Zwick’s philosophy regarding cosmetic and reconstructive procedures is to strive for aesthetic improvements that are natural and harmonious with each patient’s individual features. Dr. Zwick received his B.S. from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. He returned to his hometown of Philadelphia to attend MCP-Hahnemann University School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he was selected to be chief resident in his final year. Because of his passion for teaching and positive attitude, Dr. Zwick received the Guy Chan Award for Excellence in Teaching. He then completed his subspecialty training with a two-year intensive fellowship in oculoplastic surgery at the prestigious University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Zwick is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is the author of numerous articles in his field and lectures at scientific meetings. He currently trains physicians from the Oculoplastics Fellowship Program at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore on current surgical techniques. He is a member of the Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Medical Association. Dr. Zwick lives in Annapolis with his wife and two children. His greatest joy is hanging out with his family and watching his two girls laughing and enjoying life. During his spare time, he enjoys cooking, painting and catching up on movies....See Less
Dr. Zwick's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Optometry
Board certified in Ophthalmology
Board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Zwick's Board Certifications
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Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
Contact Lens Exams
Contact Lens Fitting Services
Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
Enucleation of Eye
Excision of Chalazion
Foreign Body Removal
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
Soft Contact Lenses
Tear Duct Surgery
Malpractice Claims not available
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Allowing an unlicensed individual to practice(3/1/2016)
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1 Board Action
Allowing an unlicensed individual to practice(4/6/2016)
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
McP-Hahnemann University School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2000
Presby Med Center University Pa
Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
Temple University Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
Temple University Hospital - Chief Resident
Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
University of California, San Francisco
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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