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Moran R. Levin, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Secondary Appointment(s):


Administrative Title:

Director of Medical Student Education

Additional Title:

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology; Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus; Comprehensive Ophthalmology


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Phone (Primary):

667-214- 1111 (appointments)

Phone (Secondary):

667-214-1232 (academic office)

Education and Training

Medical School- Pennsylvania State College of Medicine

Internship- Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center

Residency- Ophthalmology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Fellowship-  Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus,  Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute


Dr. Moran Roni Levin is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland Medical School of Medicine, specializing in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Levin received her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. She completed an Internship in Internal Medicine and a Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute.

Dr loves teaching and enjoys taking the time to teach medical students and residents as well as to educate her patients and their families about their ocular conditions. She serves as the Director of Medical Student Eduction for the Department of Ophthalmology as well as the faculty advisor for the Gold Humanism Honor Societ. Dr. Levin has an interest in international medicine and has participated in numerous ophthalmic medical and surgical missions in Central and South America.

Dr. Levin delivers humanistic and compassionate care to her pediatric and adult patients in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County. She has expertise in all areas of pediatric ophthalmology including the medical and surgical treatment of refractive error, amblyopia, strabismus, diplopia and cranial nerve palsies, inflammatory diseases of the eye, ocular trauma, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, pediatric cataracts, pathology of the eyelid and orbit, and retinal disorders such as retinopathy of prematurity.

Dr. Levin’s adult ophthalmology services include cataract surgery, adult strabismus surgery, laser procedures, and comprehensive adult eye care. Dr. Levin utilizes the most advanced and current techniques in the treatment of strabismus including botox for cranial nerve palsies, rectus muscle plication, and adjustable sutures for strabismus surgery. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

Retinopathy of Prematurity, Strabismus, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Diplopia, Double Vision

Highlighted Publications

  • Kulaylat A, Tice G, Levin M, Kunselman A, Cilley R. Reduction of Radiation Exposure in Pediatric Patients with Trauma: Cephalic Traction Improves Adequacy of Lateral Cervical Spine Radiographs. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. May 2012; 47(5) 984-90.
  • Fu T, Wanj J, Levin M, Su Q, Li D, Lu W,  Li J. Fusional Vergence Detected by Prism Bar and Synoptophore in Chinese Childhood Intermittent Exotropia. Journal of Ophthalmology. March 2015.
  • Andalibi S, Haidara M, Bor N, Levin M. An Update on Neonatal and Pediatric Conjunctivitis. Current Ophthalmology Reports. September 2015, 3(3) 158-169.
  • Levin M, Hall J, Guerami A. Vitreous Hemorrhage from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. September 2015; 0:1-3.
  • Malouf M, Levin M, Mathews M. Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy - A report of two different phenotypes in one family. Journal of the American Geriatric Society. January 2016; 64(1):237-9.
  • Vadoothker S, Andrews L, Jeng B, Levin M. Management of Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis in the Pediatric Population. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. September 2018. Vol 36, No 9.

Research Interests

Dr. Levin’s research interests include the psychosocial impact of pediatric eye disease on the whole family, improving patient education in retinopathy of prematurity, and pediatric ocular trauma. She is also currently researching treatments for retinopathy of prematurity. 

Awards and Affiliations

  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society Award
  • Advocacy Ambassador, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • 2015 Outstanding Faculty Educator Award, University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology Residency Program

Community Service

  • World Blindness Outreach Surgical Missions: Assisted with cataract, corneal transplant, and strabismus surgeries in Quito, Ecaudo, Nagua, Dominican Republic, and Salcedo, Dominican Republic
  • Lions Association of Sight and Hearing of Maryland- Created program to allow patients with financial hardship to receive free eyeglasses
  •  Pediatric Vision Screenings- Hamden Community Health fair, Beth-El Pre-school- Baltimore, MD
  • Project Homeless Connect vision screening volunteer, Baltimore, MD- Coordinated and conducted free pediatric and adult vision screenings for hundreds of homeless individuals, worked to establish relationship between University of Maryland Ophthalmology Department and United Way
  • Chair of Vision Services, Project Homeless Connect, Baltimore, MD: Coordinated and conducted over 500 free vision screenings for homeless individuals, free eyeglasses dispensed onsite through partnership with VSP, coordinated follow-up for medical and surgical care through University of Maryland eye clinic


Professional Activity

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, member 
  • American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, member
  • Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, member 
  • World Blindness Outreach, member 
  • Women in Ophthalmology, member 

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