Dr. Shannath Merbs, MD

Dr. Shannath Merbs, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Shannath Merbs, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Baltimore, MD and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery.


Baltimore, MD 21287

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Tear Duct Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Blocked Tear Duct
very high
more than 95% of peers
Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Merbs'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.

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

39  Conditions Treated


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19  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Greater Baltimore Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Wilmer Eye Inst/Johns Hopkins
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Merbs' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merbs to family and friends
7 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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Dr. Merbs' 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 (3)

I only went in for a consult about a correctional procedure regarding my lower eyelids. The assistant checked my distance vision and I spoke with Dr. Merbs for 10 minutes who told me she could not help but referred me to another doctor, her husband. I was not told in advance of any charges as most...more
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She knows what she's doing. Very nice and will take the time out to explain everything to you. Not super talkative. I would recommend her.
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My appointment with Dr Merbs went very well. After having reconstructive surgery for a malignant tumor, I was able to see Dr Merbs. Her demeanor was reassuring and calm. She concisely explained what she could do and discussed potential risks. My wife and I both knew that she was everything and more...more
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