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Shilpa Rose MD | Board Certified Ophthalmologist | Raindrop | Dry EyeShilpa Rose, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist practicing with Whitten Laser Eye and Chesapeake Eye Care in both Chevy Chase, Maryland and Charlotte Hall, Maryland. She is on staff at Sibley Memorial Hospital (John Hopkins Medicine) and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

Dr. Rose is a true D.C. native having been raised, educated and trained in the metropolitan area. She attended the prestigious Eleanor Roosevelt Science and Technology Program in Maryland with a special emphasis on the biologic sciences. She graduated from The George Washington University (GWU 1992) with honors: both summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

After college,  Dr. Rose remained a Colonial. She was accepted to The Early Selection Program at the GWU Medical School. She earned her medical degree in 1996 and graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Her Internal Medicine Internship and Ophthalmology Residency were also completed at GWU, where she served as Chief Resident during her senior year.

Dr. Rose has been part of the Washington, D.C. medical community since starting private practice in 2000. Her clinical interests include the medical treatment of eye diseases, contact lenses and pre-operative evaluations for patients considering refractive and cataract surgery. She lectures nationally on the importance of Dry Eye diagnosis and treatment. Her research interests include dry eye treatment and optimizing the ocular surface before refractive surgery, with corneal inlays in particular. She enjoys patient care and focuses on patient education and disease prevention. Insuring that her patients have appropriate expectations and understanding of their upcoming surgery is paramount to her.

In March of 2017, Dr. Shilpa Rose and Dr. Mark Whitten were featured in an Associated Press article and television piece for their groundbreaking work with the Raindrop Procedure. This segment was the first global introduction to the new advances in presbyopic correction. Their surgery was also featured locally on NBC4 and WUSA9.

Shilpa Rose MD Top Doc 2017In August of 2017, Dr. Rose was also seen on the local news educating the Washington, D.C. area about the solar eclipse with special appearances on WUSA9 and FOX5, and interviews on WTOP and WMZQ Radio. In 2017, Dr. Rose was named a Top Doctor” in Washingtonian Magazine.

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


Mark Whitten MD Shilpa Rose MD | Whitten Laser Eye


Shilpa Rose, M.D.
Vision Correction & Dry Eye Specialist

Mark Whitten, M.D.
Vision Correction Surgeon
LASIK & Cataract


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