Dr. Maria C. Scott is the founder and medical director of Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center and the medical director of TLC Laser Eye Center Annapolis. One of the nation’s most respected cataract surgeons, the number of surgeries she has performed places her among the top cataract surgeons in the mid-Atlantic region and in the top 10 percent of cataract surgeons in the country. A board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Scott’s experience, skill and personal demeanor have earned her great respect among patients as well as colleagues in the medical community.
Dr. Scott’s passion to improve her patients’ quality of life is evident throughout every aspect of the practice. Always ahead of the curve, she is often the first to offer new techniques and treatments to her patients. Recognized as a leader in her industry, she trains and supervises other ophthalmologists in laser vision correction and hosts symposiums throughout the year in order to keep her colleagues abreast of the latest ophthalmic treatments. She is an attending surgeon at Anne Arundel Medical Center and Washington Hospital Center, and shares her experience with other practices around the country.
A graduate of Philadelphia’s Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Scott is a member of the prestigious Society for Excellence in Eyecare, an organization of eye care specialists personally selected and recognized for their leadership and innovation. She is a member of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Women Leaders, Women in Ophthalmology and the American College of Eye Surgeons. Since 2011, she has served on the board of directors of the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation and is a member of the Jefferson Alumni Executive Committee. Dr. Scott is the Vice President of Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society Board of Directors. She is a Counselor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the Collaborative Care Network Membership Committee.
Accolades from peers in the medical community as well as from patients have brought Dr. Scott numerous awards, including What’s Up? Annapolis “Top Doc” honors, The Capital Gazette’s “Reader’s Choice for Ophthalmology”, Bay Weekly’s “Best of the Bay – Best Place for LASIK”, and the Vitals’ “Patients’ Choice for Top Ophthalmologist.”
Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, Department of Ophthalmology, Chief Resident
Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, NJ, Internship
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, M.D.
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, B.S.
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American College of Eye Surgeons
American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
American Society of Progressive Enterprising Surgeons
Cedars/Aspens – Key Opinion Leader
Ophthalmic Women Leaders
Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society – Vice President
Society for Excellence in Eyecare
Women in Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology Board of Directors
Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors
Former Board Member of BankAnnapolis
Jefferson Alumni Executive Committee
Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society Board of Directors