Karl Malicdem, O.D.

“Dr. Karl,” earned his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2006 from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA.  Upon graduating, he felt a calling back to the Old Line State to serve the people that made him who he was….the Baltimore community.

Central Maryland is a region Dr. Malicdem knows well. He graduated from Towson University with a B.S. in Biology in 1999.  He completed a minor in Spanish at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County while attending Towson.

While in Towson University, he worked part time at LensCrafters of Owings Mills Mall.  It was there, that he first discovered that he had a growing passion for the field of optometry.   That passion then eventually led to a job of being the head ophthalmic technician at the Mercy Hospital office of the Katzen Eye Group.

Dr. Malicdem enjoyed internships at Upham’s Corner and the Dorchester House Community Health Centers in Boston, MA, then back home at the Veterans Administration and the Wilmer Eye Clinic / Johns Hopkins Hospitals in Baltimore.

He has practiced optometry with Strickland Eye Care, Owings Mills/White Marsh Eye Care, Peepers Eye Care, Barenburg Eye Associates, For Eyes and the Katzen Eye Group.

His compassion goes beyond the exam room. Dr. Malicdem currently has served as a liaison to the American Optometric Student Association and the National Optometric Student Association. He also volunteers with VOSH – Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. With grants from the Lion’s Club, Dr. Malicdem organized mission trips to Baharona, Dominican Republic and Chetumal, Mexico.  He has also supported the Maryland Optometric Association in the advancement of the profession as they won a long legislative battle to increase their scope of practice by early next year.

Dr. Malicdem is married to the love of his life and they have two beautiful and talented daughters. An avid sports enthusiast, Dr. Malicdem coaches his daughters in soccer and basketball.   He coaches and plays in community basketball leagues.  He is the current Girls Basketball Head Coach at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Middle School.   He roots proudly for the Baltimore Orioles and the Baltimore Ravens.   He has a sports memorabilia collection that includes artifacts and autographs from Babe Ruth to Cal and Eddie to Mike Trout.   He also has a critically acclaimed sneaker collection that features every sneaker that Michael Jordan wore during his career.

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