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Shilpa Rose MD | Washington DC Richmond Charlotte Hall | Laser Vision Correction Dry Eye SpecialistDr. Shilpa Rose is a board certified ophthalmologist practicing in the Washington, D.C. area and Southern Maryland with Whitten Laser Eye.

She is a native of the Washington, D.C. area and a graduate of the Eleanor Roosevelt Science and Technology Program with a focus on the biologic sciences. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from The George Washington University (GWU) in 1992.

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Dr. Rose was selected into The Early Selection Program at GWU Medical School and graduate Alpha Omega Alpha (with honors) from The George Washington University Medical School in 1996.

Her internal medicine internship and her residency (Chief Resident) in Ophthalmology were also at GWU. Dr. Rose became a board certified ophthalmologist in 2000 and completed her re-certification in 2010.  She is on staff at Sibley Memorial Hospital and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

In private practice in the Washington, D.C. area since 2000, her clinical interests include the medical treatment of eye diseases, contact lenses and getting patients ready for refractive surgery and cataract surgery.  She most enjoys spending time with patients to help them with their refractive options and better optimize their ocular health. Dr. Rose has a special interest in dry eyes and preventive care.

Dr. Rose lectures and teaches other physicians across the country about dry eye management and the importance of omega-3 supplementation. Dr. Rose and Dr. Whitten are the first and most experienced Raindrop physicians in the Washington, D.C. area. They were featured in the Associated Press and on local news for their groundbreaking work with the Raindrop procedure.

Named a “Top Doctor” in Washingtonian’s 2017 list, she has also been recently featured in many local news segments on the importance of protecting your eyes and eye health, especially during the 2017 Solar Eclipse.

Dr. Rose resides in Bethesda with her husband and two sons. In her free time she enjoys watching her kids travel and compete on the lacrosse field, hockey rink or at the pool.




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