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Marcos T. Doxanas, M.D.

DoxanasDr. Marcos Doxanas has unique training with board certification in both general ophthalmology and ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive eye surgery. Dr. Marcos Doxanas earned his undergraduate and medical school degrees from the University of Virginia. While in medical school at the University, research work was started at the Wilmer Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and continued for numerous years, spawning an interest in ophthalmology, ophthalmic pathology and ophthalmic plastic surgery. Upon completing an ophthalmology residency at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, graduate training in ophthalmic plastic surgery was performed at the University of Arizona and completed in 1981.

His research interests have continued while in private practice and when he was the Director of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Doxanas has authored approximately 50 original publications and textbook chapters.

The original research projects resulted in numerous lectures around the world, these topics included all aspects of eyelid plastic surgery. He has written numerous articles on the diagnosis and management of eyelid tumors while at the Wilmer Institute. In addition, Dr. Doxanas has written on the management of virtually every functional and cosmetic eyelid condition. In 1984, Dr. Doxanas published a book, Clinical Orbital Anatomy, which became a classic book in ophthalmology. In recognition of this book, Dr. Doxanas was awarded the Lester T. Jones award by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Marcos Doxanas was also recognized by Baltimore Magazine as the “Top Doc” for ophthalmic plastic surgery in 1992 and the top ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon in 1997 and 2005.

Dr. Doxanas continues to practice general ophthalmology with a specialty interest in ophthalmic plastic surgery.

Doctor Q&A

  • What inspires you? “Helping others”
  • What is your life motto? “Nothing ventured – nothing gained. Live life to the fullest"
  • Why do you love eye care? “Nothing more rewarding than restoration of visual acuity”
  • What is your favorite music genre? “Classic Rock”
  • Who is your role model? “Father – started as an immigrant child and with dedication and built a successful business and family”
  • What is one thing you can not live without? “Family”

Specialties

  • Ocular Plastic Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Dry eye care and management

Work Days

  • Mondays
  • Wednesday mornings
  • Thursdays

B. Eric Jones, M.D.

ERICJONESMDYou will find Dr. Eric Jones to be a compassionate, down-to-earth physician who readily extends himself to take care of his patients. He has two children, Max and Kelly, with wife Dr. Jenny Jones, who teaches mathematics at Archbishop Spalding High school. He enjoys fishing and working with his son on a muscle car and a vintage motorcycle.

Dr. Jones is a retina specialist and a board certified ophthalmologist. He specializes in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and surgical care of the retina. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas, and completed his ophthalmology residency training at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He went on to specialize in medical and surgical retina at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Jones has previous academic appointments that include staff scientist at the prestigious National Eye Institute, NIH, in Bethesda, Maryland, Clinical Director of Retina at the George Washington University in Washington D.C, and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland.

Specialties

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Work Days

  • Tuesdays
  • Fridays

Samantha Williamson, M.D.

SWilliamson1Dr. Samantha Williamson is a board certified and fellowship-trained corneal, cataract and anterior segment surgeon. She has extensive experience in cataract surgery, including complex cataracts, secondary lens implantation, and advanced lens technology such as toric and multifocal lenses. Dr. Williamson clinically and surgically manages a wide range of corneal disease, including Fuchs dystrophy (corneal swelling), corneal infections and scars, Keratoconus, pterygia (growths on the surface of the eye) and ocular surface tumors, and specializes in corneal transplantation (including PKP, DALK, DSAEK and DMEK) as well as corneal cross-linking. She has a particular interest in bringing relief to dry eye patients via numerous treatment modalities. Her peers selected her as a “Top Doctor” in Baltimore Magazine.

Dr. Williamson graduated cum laude from Princeton University, and attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco, CA, where she was voted Intern of the Year. Dr. Williamson completed her Ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and served as Chief Resident in her final year. She then underwent additional training in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago, one the premier Cornea departments in the country.

She and her husband are Baltimore natives, and love spending time with their families and children Cleo and Homer. Dr. Williamson is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Cornea Society. She has presented at major national meetings and is published in the peer-reviewed literature.

Dr. Williamson also practices from one of our partner practices, Select Eye Care, who has locations in Elkridge, MD, and Towson, MD.

Specialties

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Dry Eye Treatment

Sherry Higginbotham, O.D.

Higginbotham-thumb-2Dr. Sherry Higginbotham is a dedicated optometrist with over 20 years of experience. She graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA as well as externships in both Fairfax, VA and London, England. Her specialty is in family eye care, contact lenses, and ocular disease. On the weekends, you will find her on the sidelines of the soccer field, basketball court, and tennis court where she watches her two children play. She is an avid traveler, sports fan, and loves to read.

Doctor Q&A

  • What inspires you? “To make a difference”
  • What is your life motto? “Be kind”
  • Why do you love eye care? “I enjoy making a difference in people’s lives. I love getting to know my patients, learning about their family and interests, and, of course, helping them see."
  • Who is your role model? “My mom – she’s the strongest person I know”
  • What is can you not live without? "English tea, chocolate, friends, and family”​​​​​​​

Specialties

  • Optometry

Trey Haugen, O.D.

Trey-Haugen-croppedDr. Trey Haugen arrived at Baltimore Eye Physicians as a Consultative Optometrist after completing a hospital-based residency at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. Dr. Haugen completed his optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL, where he earned standing in Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Society for academic excellence. Dr. Haugen is a member of The American Optometric Association and Maryland Optometric Association. 

Dr. Haugen also practices from one of our partner practices, Select Eye Care, who has locations in Elkridge, MD, and Towson, MD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gregory J. Sophocleus, M.D. (Retired)

SOPHOCLEUSAfter 54 years of providing quality eye care to the Baltimore community, Dr. Gregory J. Sophocleus, M.D., officially retired from Baltimore Eye Physicians in November 2020. We thank Dr. Sophocleus for his continued passion and commitment to our practice and community. Click here to read his personal message to our patients.

Dr. Gregory Sophocleus, a native of Maryland, has a long history in ophthalmology, and medicine in general. He began his career as a pharmacist, and then served in the United States Army Medical Corps. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland, he completed internship at St. Agnes hospital and residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC). He later went on to serve as interim Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at GBMC. His decades of knowledge provide an unparalleled service to his patients and in consultations with our other ophthalmologists. Dr. Sophocleus has an extremely affable personality with an infectious laugh. He has 3 kids and 6 grandchildren.

Specialties

  • General Ophthalmology