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Marcos T. Doxanas, M.D.

Marcos-Doxanas-BEPDr. 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”


  • Ocular Plastic Surgery
  • Dry eye care and management

Work Days

  • Mondays
  • Wednesday mornings
  • Thursdays

Samantha Williamson, M.D.

Samantha-Williamson-BEPDr. 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.


  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Dry Eye Treatment

Sanjeeb Bhandari, M.D.

Sanjeeb-Bhandari-BEPDr. Sanjeeb Bhandari, MD, is an ophthalmic surgeon at Baltimore Eye Physicians who specializes in medical retina and uveitis. Dr. Bhandari performs intravitreal injections and anterior segment surgeries, and has experience with ruptured globe repairs and lower lid entropion correction.

Dr. Bhandari has an accomplished educational and professional background. He received his medical degree from B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan, Nepal, and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in Kathmandu, Nepal. He completed further training in clinical ophthalmology at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland, the United Kingdom. He undertook clinical research training at the University of Sydney in Australia and was awarded a PhD for his research in evaluating treatment outcomes of retinal diseases in routine clinical practice. He specialized in medical retina and uveitis at the National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Bhandari is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), EURETINA and the Nepalese Ophthalmic Society. He has contributed to numerous publications and has presented his works at the annual meetings of the AAO, ARVO, EURETINA and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

Dr. Bhandari has current affiliations at the prestigious National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland and the Save Sight Institute of the University of Sydney, Australia. He was a faculty at the internationally renowned Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Nepal. He speaks English, Nepali and Hindi.

When he isn't working, Dr. Bhandari takes care of his sons, Sachu and Yash, with his wife, Cherina. He enjoys reading books close to real life.

Dr. Bhandari also sees patients at our partner practice, OMNI Eye Specialists, which has several locations in and around the greater Baltimore area.


  • Medical Retina
  • Uveitis
  • Cataracts

Trey Haugen, O.D.

Trey-Haugen-BEPDr. 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.




Malino DeFay, O.D.

Dr Malino DeFay HeadshotDr. Malino DeFay is an optometrist at Baltimore Eye Physicians who graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He is trained in ocular disease, dry eye, specialty contact lenses, emergency care, as well as pre- and post-operative management.

In his free time, Dr. DeFay enjoys working out, going to the movies, and spending time with his dog, Zoey.



  • BA, Spanish & Hispanic Cultures, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, 2019
  • OD, Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Elkins Park, PA, 2023


  • English
  • Spanish