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Patients can take confidence in knowing their vision and aesthetic needs are in the hands of Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center’s staff of skilled surgeons and board-certified specialists. Our team consists of:

  • Graduates of top medical schools across the nation
  • Decades of advanced training from leading hospitals and specialized medical facilities
  • Thought-leaders and published authors in the medical community 
  • Recognized as Top Doctors by our peers and patients

Chesapeake Eye Care Doctors

Learn more about each member of team of specialists below!

Maria C. Scott, M.D.

Dr Maria ScottDr. Maria C. Scott is Chief Medical Officer of Vision Innovation Partners, founding partner and medical director of Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center and Chesapeake Eye Surgery Center, and the medical director of TLC Laser Eye Center Annapolis. One of the nation’s most respected cataract and refractive surgeons, the number of surgeries she has performed places her among the top cataract surgeons in the mid-Atlantic region and in the top 5 percent of cataract surgeons in the country. A board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Scott's experience, skill and personal demeanor have earned her great respect among patients as well as colleagues in the medical community.

Dr. Scott’s passion to improve her patients’ quality of life is evident throughout every aspect of the practice. Always ahead of the curve, she strives to offer the latest techniques and treatments to her patients. Recognized as a leader in her industry, she trains and supervises other ophthalmologists in laser vision correction and cataract surgery, and hosts symposiums throughout the year in order to keep her colleagues abreast of the latest ophthalmic treatments. She is an attending surgeon at Anne Arundel Medical Center and Washington Hospital Center, and shares her experience with other practices around the country.

A graduate of Philadelphia’s Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Scott is a member of the prestigious Society for Excellence in Eyecare, an organization of eye care specialists personally selected and recognized for their leadership and innovation and CEDARS/ASPENS, an organization of 75 key opinion leaders in ophthalmology. She is also a member of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Women Leaders, Women in Ophthalmology and the American College of Eye Surgeons. She currently serves on the J&J Global Advisory Board and as a Jefferson Alumni Class Agent Cabinet Member.

Dr. Scott is a past president of Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgical Society and has served as a Counselor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a graduate of their Leadership Development Program. She previously served on the board of directors of the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation and as a member of the Community Care Network at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was also a member of the Jefferson Alumni Executive Committee and is a former Board Member of BankAnnapolis.

Accolades from peers in the medical community as well as from patients have brought Dr. Scott numerous awards, including MillennialEYE's "Outstanding Female Leader in Ophthalmology," What’s Up? Annapolis' “Top Doc” honors, The Capital Gazette’s “Reader’s Choice for Ophthalmology,” Bay Weekly's "Best of the Bay - Best Place for LASIK," and the Vitals’ “Patients’ Choice for Top Ophthalmologist.”

Dr. Scott, who lives in Annapolis with her husband, two children and teacup poodle, enjoys sailing and waterskiing on the Severn River, travel, snow skiing, tennis, trap shooting, pickleball and golf in her leisure time. 

SPECIALTIES

EDUCATION

  • Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, Department of Ophthalmology, Chief Resident
  • Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, NJ, Internship 
  • Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, M.D.
  • Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, B.S.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American College of Eye Surgeons
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
  • Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society
  • American Society of Progressive Enterprising Surgeons
  • Ophthalmic Women Leaders 
  • Society for Excellence in Eyecare
  • Women in Ophthalmology
  • Community Care Network, Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • CEDARS/ASPENS

BOARD AFFILIATIONS

  • Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors
  • Former Board Member of BankAnnapolis
  • Jefferson Alumni Executive Committee
  • Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society Board of Directors
  • Vision Innovation Partners Board of Directors; Chief Medical Officer

HONORS & AWARDS

  • The Ophthalmologist's "Top 100 Female Influencers" (2021)
  • MillennialEYE "Outstanding Female Leader in Ophthalmology" (2020)
  • What’s Up? Annapolis “Top Doc” (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Chesapeake Family “Favorite Doc” (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • The Capital Gazette “Reader’s Choice for Ophthalmology” (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018)
  • Bay Weekly's "Best of the Bay - Best Place for LASIK" (2013)
  • Vitals “Patients’ Choice Award for Top Ophthalmologist” (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Vitals “Most Compassionate Doctor” (2012, 2013)
  • VISX “Star” Surgeon Award for the top 100 LASIK surgeons in the U.S.

Heather A. Nesti, M.D.

Dr Heather NestiDr. Heather A. Nesti is a partner with Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center. A board certified ophthalmologist, she offers patients the latest surgical techniques for both glaucoma and cataract surgery. In 2012 and 2013, she was honored with a “Patient’s Choice” award from Vitals. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and is the Co-Chief of the Ophthalmology Department at Anne Arundel Medical Center. 

Educated and skilled in the most advanced treatments for glaucoma, Dr. Nesti creates a specific plan for each patient using a combination of medications, lasers and surgery to control the disease and prevent further damage. For her cataract patients, Dr. Nesti offers the most advanced laser technology and intraocular lens options to allow them to see near, far and everything in between – often without the need for glasses after surgery. Her expertise in these subspecialties is significant for patients who have both glaucoma and cataracts.

Prior to joining Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center, she trained at Philadelphia’s prestigious Wills Eye Hospital where she was the co-chief of her residency program and completed a fellowship in glaucoma. She earned her medical degree, cum laude, from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia after graduating with a B.A. in biology, cum laude, from the University of Delaware. Throughout her academic career, she was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the honor of receiving the James B. Shipman Award for best resident scientific paper at the Wills Eye Hospital Annual Conference in 2003 and the Bausch & Lomb Young Investigators Award Travel Grant in 2003.

Dr. Nesti, who lives in Crownsville with her husband and three children, enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, swimming, ice skating, skiing with her three active kids and spending time with family and friends.

SPECIALTIES

EDUCATION

  • Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Fellowship in Clinical and Surgical Glaucoma 
  • Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Ophthalmology Residency, Co-Chief Resident 
  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA, Transitional Internship       
  • Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, M.D., cum laude         
  • University of Delaware, Newark, DE, B.A. in Biology, cum laude

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Co-Chief Ophthalmology Department, Anne Arundel Medical Center

HONORS & AWARDS

  • What’s Up? Annapolis “Top Doc” (2017- 2018)
  • Chesapeake Family “Favorite Doc” (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Vitals “Patients’ Choice Award for Top Ophthalmologist” (2012, 2013)
  • AOA Medical Honor Society member, Jefferson Medical College

Orin M. Zwick, M.D.

Dr Orin ZwickDr. Orin M. Zwick is an Oculoplastic Surgeon who joined Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center in 2006. His specialty is Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This specialty encompasses medical management and cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the structures surrounding the eye. Dr. Zwick performs surgery of the eyelids and eyebrows when there is drooping skin or weak muscles, eyelid malpositions including lids turning inward or outward, and removal and repair of benign or malignant eyelid lesions. He also treats tear duct (lacrimal) problems that can cause watering eyes or infections, difficulty closing eyes from problems such as facial nerve palsy, spasms of the eyelids, orbital inflammatory problems such as thyroid eye disease, orbital fractures and orbital tumors. He also performs non-surgical cosmetic enhancements such as Botox® injections and dermal facial fillers.

An attending surgeon at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Dr. Zwick’s philosophy regarding cosmetic and reconstructive procedures is to strive for aesthetic improvements that are natural and harmonious with each patient’s individual features.

Dr. Zwick received his B.S. from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. He returned to his hometown of Philadelphia to attend MCP-Hahnemann University School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he was selected to be chief resident in his final year. Because of his passion for teaching and positive attitude, Dr. Zwick received the Guy Chan Award for Excellence in Teaching. He then completed his subspecialty training with a two-year intensive fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery at the prestigious University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Zwick is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is the author of numerous articles in his field and lectures at scientific meetings. He currently trains physicians from the Oculoplastics Fellowship Program at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore on current surgical techniques. He is a member of the Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Zwick lives in Annapolis with his wife and two children. His greatest joy is hanging out with his family and watching his two girls laughing and enjoying life. During his spare time, he enjoys cooking, painting and catching up on movies.

In addition to seeing patients at our Annapolis clinic, Dr. Zwick is also pleased to see patients once a month in Easton at Dr. Dyer's office, which is located at 4 Caulk Lane. To schedule with Dr. Zwick at either location, please call 1-877-DR4-2020.

SPECIALTIES

EDUCATION

  • University of California, San Francisco, CA: Fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA: Resident in Ophthalmology
  • MCP-Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA: M.D.
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: B.S.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

HONORS & AWARDS

  • What’s Up? Annapolis “Top Doc” (2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Chesapeake Family “Favorite Doc” (2011, 2012, 2014, 2017)
  • Vitals “Patients’ Choice Award for Top Ophthalmologist” (2012, 2013)
  • Vitals “Most Compassionate Doctor Award” (2012)

Tamara K. Fackler, M.D.

Dr Tamara FacklerDr. Tamara K. Fackler, a medical retina specialist at Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center, brings over 20 years of clinical experience to the Annapolis practice. Dr. Fackler is board certified in ophthalmology and practiced in Florida and Washington, D.C., before joining Chesapeake Eye Care in 2005. She utilizes high definition OCT, digital fluorescein angiography and fundus autofluorescence to treat her patients’ retinal needs.

A noted and well-regarded specialist in the treatment of wet (neovascular) macular degeneration, Dr. Fackler offers therapy with Lucentis and Eylea. She maintains a large wet macular degeneration practice and has given over 18,000 intravitreal injections. Dr. Fackler was voted Top Doc by her peers for the treatment of macular degeneration in 2015-2020. Her experience also includes the treatment of central serous retinopathy, and choroidal neovascularization from myopia and ocular histoplasmosis. Dr. Fackler provides laser and injection therapy for diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, and retinal vein occlusions.

Dr. Fackler studied biochemistry at Harvard University and graduated cum laude. She earned her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, an award given to the top students. She completed her ophthalmology residency at The Washington Hospital Center, where she served as Chief Resident her final year. In addition, she completed a fellowship in Corneal and External Diseases at The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, and in Retinal Diseases at the prestigious Duke University Medical Center.

Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, Dr. Fackler is an active member of the American Society of Retina Specialists. She is a published author and has been involved in a number of clinical research studies, most notably on wet macular degeneration and retinal vein occlusions.

SPECIALTIES

EDUCATION

  • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Fellowship in Retinal Diseases, 2005
  • The Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, Fellowship in Corneal and External Diseases, 1996
  • The Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, Chief Resident, 1995
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, M.D., 1991
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, B.A. in biochemistry, cum laude 1987

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

HONORS & AWARDS

  • What’s Up? Annapolis “Top Doc” for Macular Degeneration (2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2019-2020)
  • Chesapeake Family “Favorite Doc” (2012, 2017)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Prisca A. Diala, M.D.

Prisca DialaDr. Prisca Diala is a medical retina specialist at Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center. A Harvard-trained specialist in retinal and macular diseases and board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Diala joined the practice in 2012. She offers her patients the latest combination of diagnostic imaging, laser and injection therapy to treat various retinal disorders, including macular degeneration, diabetes and retinal vein occlusions. Her deep commitment to providing patients with high-quality, cutting-edge eye care has brought her numerous awards and accolades throughout her career.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University, Dr. Diala earned her medical degree at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. While completing residency at Howard University Hospital, where she served as chief resident during her final year, she received an award for Distinguished Excellence in Ophthalmic Knowledge. In addition to receiving several awards for her research endeavors, she attained highest honors by winning first place at the National Medical Association’s Annual Rabb-Venable Research Competition. As a result, she received a travel grant award to attend an Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology symposium to present her findings.

During her fellowship at the Beetham Eye Institute/Joslin Diabetes Center of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Diala received a second invitation from the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology to give an oral presentation on her research at Harvard at their national convention.

Dr. Diala enjoys community service efforts and has traveled to Haiti for medical missions where she has provided medical and surgical eye care to hundreds of Haitians. As a patient advocate, she and her colleagues have visited with legislators on Capitol Hill to discuss major issues affecting the field of ophthalmology and patient care. She has professional affiliations with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the National Medical Association and the American Society of Retina Specialists.

SPECIALTIES

EDUCATION

  • Harvard Medical School, Beetham Eye Institute/Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA, Medical Retina
    Fellowship, 2010 - 2011 
  • Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC, Ophthalmology Residency, Chief Resident, 2006 - 2009
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Piscataway, NJ, Preliminary Internship – Internal Medicine,
    2005 - 2006
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ, M.D., 2005
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, B.S. in Biology/Pre-Med, magna cum laude, 2001

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • National Medical Association

HONORS & AWARDS

  • America's Top Ophthalmologist, Consumer's Research Council of America, 2014
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta member (Pre-Medical Honors Society)
  • Homeless and Indigent Population Health Outreach Award

Gaurav Srivastava, M.D.

Dr Gaurav SrivastavaDr. Gaurav Srivastava is a board certified ophthalmologist at Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center. Through his studies at Johns Hopkins University, University of Cambridge in England, George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences and Rutgers University Ophthalmology Residency Program, as well as his work as a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, he has learned the latest laser and surgical techniques for minimally invasive cataract and glaucoma surgeries as well as refractive procedures. Dr. Srivastava is also trained to diagnose, manage and treat a wide variety of eye conditions with a special focus on the treatment of dry eye disease.

Dr. Srivastava treats each patient just as he would his own family and works diligently to help improve their visual potential. Raised in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, Dr. Srivastava is excited to return to his community to help residents of the region improve their vision through the most advanced technologies in eye care.

Dr. Srivastava enjoys outdoor activities, sports and traveling to various countries with his wife. when time permits, and most importantly, he enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends. Dr. Srivastava is also fluent in Hindi and continues to improve his Spanish.

SPECIALTIES

EDUCATION

  • Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, Ophthalmology Residency
  • University of Maryland – Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, Medicine Internship
  • George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences, District of Columbia, M.D. with Distinction & Research Track Honors
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, B.A. in Neuroscience, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society – Alpha Chapter and Woodrow Wilson Fellow
  • University of Cambridge, England, UK

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Ophthalmology Department, Anne Arundel Medical Center

Olivia Dryjski, M.D.

Dr Olivia DryjskiDr. Olivia Dryjski is a board-certified ophthalmologist at Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center. Specializing in laser cataract surgery, dry eye and cornea, Dr. Dryjski is trained on the latest techniques and treatments for cornea diseases including corneal cross linking and Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) – the newest type of corneal transplant.

Prior to joining Chesapeake Eye Care, Dr. Dryjski attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where she graduated Summa cum laude. After completing her undergraduate degree, Dr. Dryjski continued her training as a resident in Ophthalmology at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center where she completed a fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery with the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Dryjski continues to teach residents and medical students in ophthalmology at Georgetown University Hospital and sees patients there as well.

Dr. Dryjski lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and enjoys exercising and outdoor activities, such as skiing, hiking and traveling.

SPECIALTIES

EDUCATION

  • Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, Fellowship in Cornea, External Disease and Refective Surgery, 2018
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., Ophthalmology Residency, 2017
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, Summa Cum Laude, 2013

Kellie R. Skoner, O.D.

Dr Kellie SkonerDr. Kellie R. Skoner joined Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center in 2014. She provides comprehensive eye care including both routine vision and medical eye exams, as well as optometric management of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration and cataracts. She also provides refractive surgery evaluations, diabetic eye exams, contact lens fittings and co-management of cataract and refractive surgeries. Dr. Skoner is certified in prescribing ocular therapeutics for glaucoma, eye infections and various other eye conditions.

Dr. Skoner obtained her B.S. degree in Chemistry from St. Francis University in Loretto, PA. She graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia, PA, where she earned the highest academic and clinical honors. During her time there, Dr. Skoner completed externships at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV and at several group practices.

She also participated in the advanced track pediatrics program at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA and is a member of the American Optometric Association, Maryland Optometric Association, and Young OD Committee for Maryland Optometric Association. In addition, Dr. Skoner is a board member for the Anne Arundel County Optometric Society.

Dr. Skoner is originally from Johnstown, PA and enjoys running and spending time outside with her family and friends.

SPECIALTIES

EDUCATION

  • Martinsburg VA Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV, Externship
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, Philadelphia, PA, Doctor of Optometry
  • St. Francis University in Loretto, PA, B.S., Summa Cum Laude

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Optometric Association
  • Maryland Optometric Association
  • Young OD Committee for Maryland Optometric Association

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society
  • Melvin D. Wolfberg Scholarship - Optometry Scholarship
  • E.F. Wildermuth Foundation Scholarship - Optometry Scholarship
  • Highest Academic Honor, Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Chesapeake Family Life's "Favorite Doc" (2017, 2018)

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Nittany Eye Associates Kid's Day, State College, PA
  • Special Olympics Volunteer Eye Screening, Villanova, PA
  • Saint Francis University Relay for Life, Loretto, PA

Brian Gonzales, O.D.

Dr Brian GonzalesDr. Brian Gonzales has worked in the field of optometry/refractive surgery since 1999 and has managed over 30,000 refractive cases. He provides comprehensive eye care, including routine vision, contact lens exams, LASIK post-operative care and diabetic eye exams. Dr. Gonzales is also certified in prescribing ocular therapeutics for glaucoma, eye infections and various other eye conditions.

After obtaining his B.S. in Biology from James Madison University, Dr. Gonzales graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Optometric Council of Refractive Technology and has served as Associate Director of Optometry for the East Coast.

During his spare time, Dr. Gonzales enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He has completed three Ironman triathlons and is an avid mountain biker.

SPECIALTIES

EDUCATION

  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA, Doctor of Optometry
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, B.S. in Biology

Rebecca Dean, O.D.

Dr Rebecca DeanDr. Rebecca C. Dean joined Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center in 2019. She provides comprehensive eye care, including routine vision, contact lens exams and cataract post-operative care. Dr. Dean is also certified in prescribing ocular therapeutics for glaucoma, eye infections and various other eye conditions.

After attending high school locally at Archbishop Spalding, where she graduated as class valedictorian, Dr. Dean obtained her B.S. degree in Neuroscience from Washington and Lee University, accompanied by a minor in Poverty and Human Capabilities. She also participated in the Bonner Scholars service-learning program at her institution, completing over 1,500 hours of community service, mainly focused in healthcare and public health settings, during her undergrad years.

Dr. Dean graduated from the Scholars accelerated three-year program at Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, completing the curriculum with clinical honors. She also completed several externships and community vision screenings throughout the country during her time in optometry school.

Originally from Ellicott City, Maryland, Dr. Dean is thrilled to return to Annapolis to serve her home community. In her free time, she enjoys sports, traveling with her family and trying new restaurants.

SPECIALTIES

EDUCATION

  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry Scholars Accelerated Program, Doctor of Optometry
  • Washington and Lee University, Bachelor of Science

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Optometric Association

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Robert E. Lee Merit Scholar
  • Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society Member