Shilpa Desai Rose

Shilpa Desai Rose
5454 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
37767 Market Dr
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

Special Interests

Special interest in refractive surgery (Lasik), dry eye.

Accepted Insurance

  • All major insurances accepted.

Hospital Affiliations

  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital

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Native Washingtonian:

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 where she also graduated with honors (Alpha Omega Alpha is the honors medical 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 and her partner, Dr. Mark Whitten at Whitten Laser Eye, have been featured nationally on the Associated Press for their groundbreaking work with the Raindrop procedure. Dr. Rose was also seen on the local news educating the Washington, D.C. area about the solar eclipse with special appearances on WUSA9, FOX5 and NBC4, and interviews on WTOP and WMZQ Radio. She writes a regular blog on vision care in American Bazaar Magazine.

Dr. Rose is a board-certified ophthalmologist. Board certification requires consistent participation in continuing medical education and passing a rigorous examination after completing residency and every 10 years.

Dr. Rose has been named a “Top Doctor” in Washingtonian Magazine. She enjoys patient care and focuses on patient education and disease prevention. Ensuring that her patients have appropriate expectations and understanding of their upcoming surgery is paramount to her.

Vision Correction and Refractive Surgery

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 surgery (e.g. LASIK, laser vision correction, the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay) and cataract surgery.

Lectures and Teaches Nationally

As one of the most experienced physicians in the management and treatment of dry eye in the refractive surgery arena, Dr. Rose teaches and lectures to other physicians nationally. She stresses the importance of treating dry eye in anticipation of eye surgery.

Whitten Laser Eye is a Vision Innovation Partners practice.

Professional Organizations:

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Board of Ophthalmology

Refractive Surgery Alliance

American Society Cataract and Refractive Surgeons


Dr. Rose is an expert in dry eye and in especially complicated conditions associated with laser vision correction, LASIK or cataract surgery.

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