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Wuqaas M. Munir, MD

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Administrative Title:

Associate Program Director for the Residency Program


UMPB, 470

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Education and Training


1997                                        B.S.E., University of Pennsylvania (Summa Cum Laude)

2001                                        M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Post Graduate Education and Training

2001 – 2002                            Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Maryland

2002 – 2005                            Residency, Ophthalmology, University of Illinois at Chicago

2005 – 2006                            Fellowship, Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL


Wuqaas M. Munir, MD, joined the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences in August 2014 as an Associate Professor and Chief of Ophthalmology at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.  Prior to this, Dr. Munir served as Assistant Professor for 8 years at the Boston University School of Medicine, where he also functioned as the Director of the Cornea Service as well as Cornea fellowship director.  Dr. Munir now serves as the Director of the Refractive Surgery Service, as well as Cornea fellowship director, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.


Dr. Munir specializes in complex cataract surgery and lamellar (partial-thickness) corneal transplant surgery. He also performs refractive surgery such as LASIK.


Research/Clinical Keywords

Research interests include corneal and anterior segment imaging, corneal transplantation, DMEK, DSEK, eye banking, cataract surgery, and resident education.

Highlighted Publications

  1. Wong MM, Shukla AN, Munir WM.  Correlation of corneal thickness and volume with intraoperative phacoemulsification parameters using scheimpflug imaging and optical coherence tomography.  J Cataract Refract Surg 2014; J Cataract Refract Surg 2014; 40:2067–2075.
  2. Vyas N, Al-Hashimi S, Munir W. Microcyclosporella mali: a novel fungal keratitis in a post-penetrating keratoplasty patient. BMJ Case Reports 2015; 2015:bcr2014207416.
  3. Pillar A, Munir WM. Post-keratorefractive surgery infections: management strategies. Curr Ophthalmol Rep 2015:1–8.
  4. Margo JA, Munir WM. Corneal haze following refractive surgery: a review of pathophysiology, incidence, prevention, and treatment. Inter Ophthal Clin, In press.
  5. Pillar A, Jeng BH, Munir WM.  Positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) as a risk factor for severe positive vitreous pressure during combined penetrating keratoplasty and cataract extraction.  Cornea, In press.