Dr. Julie Gutmark began practicing ophthalmology in 2006 and joined Montgomery Eye Physicians and Surgeons in 2022. In addition to general ophthalmology, Dr. Gutmark completed a Cornea and Anterior Segment Surgery fellowship at the Johns Hopkins – Wilmer Eye Clinic. She specializes in cataract surgery (including laser cataract surgery and premium lenses), refractive surgery, corneal surgery, pterygium excisions, conjunctival surgery, chalazion excision, lid lesion biopsy, and glaucoma laser surgery. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Gutmark’s desire to practice ophthalmology was strong even in high school when she worked with an ophthalmologist in private practice and performed award-winning research. She received her B.A. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University Medical School. Dr. Gutmark completed an ophthalmology residency at Doheny Eye Institute (University of Southern California) followed by a cornea fellowship at Johns Hopkins University’s Wilmer Eye Institute, and received honors for her research at both institutions.
Before joining the practice, Dr. Gutmark practiced for several years in private practice in Silver Spring and Laurel has taught at Washington Hospital Center and Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Gutmark continues to serve our nation’s veterans at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington, D.C. In her free time, Dr. Gutmark enjoys spending time with her family, including her two young children, and dancing. She is fluent in Hebrew and conversational in Spanish.