Ophthalmologist Scott Steidl, MD

Scott Steidl, MD

Macular Degeneration and Retinal Specialist

“I don’t remember my first introduction to ophthalmology as a specialty, but I know it was during the first few weeks of medical school. I latched onto the idea immediately and inquired about research in ophthalmology within my first few months at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York. I like working face-to-face with patients to help them with their eye disease, and I enjoy using the diversity of skills required to manage eye conditions. I also enjoy being on the cutting-edge of science using digital and scanning laser imaging equipment, lasers for disease treatment, and the latest micro-surgery to manage retinal problems.”


  • University of Maryland
    • Vice Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology
    • Principal Investigator of the Early Treatment for Retinopathy Study


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology


  • The Juilliard School
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York
  • Residency:St. Vincent’s Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery: Harvard Medical School
  • Fellowship: Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston


  • Sardegna J, Shelly S, Rutzen A, Steidl S: Encyclopedia of Blindness and Vision Impairment, 2nd Library of Health and Living Series. 2002
  • Sardegna J, Shelly S, Rutzen A, Steidl S: Living with Vision Problems, 2nd Library of Health and Living Series. 2002
  • Steidl S, M.E. Hartnett EDs. Clinical Pathways in Vitreoretinal Disease. New York: Thieme; 2003
  • Hartnett ME, Trese M, Cappone A, Keats BJB, Steidl, SM Eds.: Pediatric Retina, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2004.


  • Musician
  • Music Composition

Ophthalmology Specializations

  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Macular Holes
  • Macular Pucker