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Walter J. Stark Chair in Ophthalmology

The Johns Hopkinns Hospital The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine The Wilmer Institute at Greenspring Station 10753 Falls Road Suite 455 Pavilion II Lutherville MD 21093 410-583-2802 410-583-2842f

WALTER J. STARK, MD, joined the faculty at Wilmer in 1973 and was appointed professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins and director of the Corneal and Cataract Services of Wilmer in 1982. His distinguished professional career spans more than 30 years of service and accomplishment. Dr. Stark is an internationally recognized leader in the area of corneal transplantation, use of the excimer laser, and intraocular lens implantation for rehabilitation of patients with visual disability. In 2004, Dr. Stark was honored at the dedication and naming of the Walter J. Stark, M.D., and Margaret C. Mosher Center for Cataract and Corneal Diseases. The center was made possible through the generous donation of his long-time friend and former patient, the late Margaret C. Mosher. He is a senior honor award recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Formerly, the medical director of the Medical Eye Bank of Maryland and formerly the director of the Medical Board of Directors at Tissue Banks International, Dr. Stark was instrumental in the development of both organizations.

Dr. Stark holds both the Boone Pickens Professorship in Ophthalmology and the Walter J. Stark Chair in Ophthalmology. Dr. Stark retired in December 2015.