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Murray F. Hammerman, M.D.

Dr. Hammerman is from Washington D.C. and graduated from George Washington University and Georgetown University Medical School. After serving two years in the Navy he completed his ophthalmology residency in 1967 at Indiana University Medical Center. He started the practice in Rockville in 1967 followed by opening an additional office in Gaithersburg two years later.  Dr. Hammerman has been a Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology at Georgetown University Medical Center. His special interest includes contact lenses.  He has served as the Chairman of Ophthalmology Departments at Suburban, Shady Grove, and Montgomery General Hospitals.

David M. Wanicur, M.D.

Dr. Wanicur received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, graduating with an M.D. in 1965. After serving in the Air Force from 1965-1968, he completed his ophthalmology residency at George Washington University Hospital in 1971. Following residency, Dr. Wanicur served fellowships in laser surgery at Johns Hopkins University and external disease at the Proctor Foundation in San Francisco. He served as the President of the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons in 1988. Dr. Wanicur is fluent in Spanish.

Howard Kane, M.D., O.D.

Dr. Kane is a glaucoma specialist and general ophthalmologist.  He was a practicing optometrist before obtaining his medical degree at Hahnemann University Medical College in 1987.  He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Jonas Friedenwald Eye Institute of Maryland General Hospital in 1991, where he served as chief resident.  Following residency, Dr. Kane served a one-year fellowship in the Glaucoma and Laser service at the Georgetown University Medical Center.  He currently serves as a Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology at Georgetown University Medical Center and directs the glaucoma service at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore.  Dr. Kane annually volunteers to participate in medical and surgical missions in the Philippines.


Kristen C. Zeller, M.D.

Dr. Kristen Zeller recently retired from the Navy after 21 years of service. She is a graduate of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences on the Bethesda campus of the National Naval Medical Center. She trained at San Diego Naval Medical Center, and subsequently held staff and Department Head positions at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center and Guam Naval Hospital. In 2005, she was transferred to National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. While at NNMC, she also became an Assistant Professor at USUHS, and directed the Ophthalmology Clerkship for medical students. In addition, she was active in Graduate Medical Education and taught Ophthalmology residents, as well as being involved in the training of Interns.

She has extensive experience in cataract and refractive surgery, including LASIK and PRK. She is also experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of ocular conditions, including diabetic eye disease and glaucoma. Dr. Zeller is available to your patients, and is also interested in building relationships with local providers via lectures and talks when the need arises.

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