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Mark Whitten, M.D


Dr. Mark Whitten, board-certified ophthalmologist, Medical Director of Whitten Laser Eye and Founding Partner of Vision Innovation Partners, is the most experienced LASIK surgeon in the Mid-Atlantic Region, with more than 40 years of ophthalmology experience in the Washington D.C. and Richmond, VA areas. He has performed over 200,000 laser vision correction procedures and earned a national reputation for excellence in eye care.

Dr. Whitten stays at the forefront of new technology to achieve the best vision results for his patients. While he has achieved recognition in his field and has earned many honors, his greatest satisfaction is improving vision every day. The highest compliment that Dr. Whitten receives is when his patients refer their family and friends.

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Dr. Whitten earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency at the Washington National Eye Center. Dr. Whitten went on to train new doctors in residency programs at Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center. For more than ten years, Dr. Whitten served as the Regional Medical Director overseeing TLC Laser Eye Centers in Rockville, MD, Tysons Corner, VA, Reston, VA, Richmond, VA, and Pittsburg, PA.

Dr. Whitten was born and educated in Richmond, VA, built his world-class reputation in the Washington DC area, and currently resides in southern Maryland. He is proud to bring advanced vision care to all of these locations. In his free time, Dr. Whitten enjoys sailing, fishing, or perfecting his swing on the golf course.

Dr. Shilpa Rose

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Shilpa Rose, MD, is a 2019 Washingtonian Top Doctor and board-certified ophthalmologist with Whitten Laser Eye and Chesapeake Eye Care in the Chevy Chase and Charlotte Hall, Maryland locations. Dr. Shilpa is also on staff at Sibley Memorial Hospital (John Hopkins Medicine) and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

Dr. Rose focuses on disease prevention and education, ensuring that patients have appropriate expectations and understand their upcoming surgery. Her clinical interests include the medical treatment of eye disease, contact lenses, and pre-operative evaluations for patients considering refractive and cataract surgeries. Her research interests include dry eye treatment and optimizing the ocular surface before refractive surgery, in particular, corneal inlays.

Dr. Rose is an expert in dry eye and in especially complicated conditions associated with laser vision correction, LASIK or cataract surgery and lectures nationally on the importance of dry eye diagnosis and treatment.

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Dr. Rose, a true native of Washington, DC, was raised, educated, and trained in the metropolitan area. She attended the prestigious Eleanor Roosevelt Science and Technology Program in Maryland, with an emphasis on the biologic sciences, and graduated from The George Washington University (GWU) with honors including summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

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Dr. Rose earned her medical degree from GWU in 1996, graduating as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She continued with an Internal Medicine Internship and Ophthalmology Residency at GWU, where she served as Chief Resident during her senior year. She started practicing ophthalmology in 2000 and has been part of the Washington, D.C. medical community since.

Dr. Rose lives with her family in Bethesda and enjoys watching her two sons compete on the lacrosse field, ice hockey rink, or at the pool.

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