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Ivan H. Garcia, M.D.

Chief Director of Medical & Surgical Services

Dr. Ivan Garcia is the Keratoconus Institute of Maryland’s Chief Director of Medical & Surgical Services. His extensive training in intricate microsurgical techniques and experience in performing delicate eye surgery including cataract and corneal transplants and laser vision correction, has made him one of the Baltimore region’s most trusted eye specialists. Dr. Garcia is equally as passionate about giving back to the community and has committed a great deal of time and skills to delivering low or no-cost specialized medical eye care to people in need throughout the region.


Cornea and Anterior Segment Surgery of the Eye, The Wilmer Institute/Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD


Ophthalmology, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Catholic Medical Association


  • Instructor in Ophthalmology, Medical Faculty of Johns Hopkins University


  • Archbishop’s Award, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Baltimore (for his commitment and volunteer efforts for the patients at Esperanza Center)
  • Hands Across America Distinguished Physician Award
  • Eugene McCrary Award
  • Governor’s Distinguished Citizen Award for Community Service; Baltimore magazine “Top Doc” Award


  • Mission Cataract Surgery
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Corpus Christi Foundation
  • Esperanza Center