Steven T. Olkowski, M.D.

Olkowski,-SteveDr. Olkowski is a board-certified Ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery.  He performs state-of-the-art no-stitch, small incision cataract surgery under topical (non-injection) anesthesia.

Dr. Olkowski graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, followed by a clinical and research fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases of the Eye at Wilmer Eye Institute of The Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore.

Dr. Olkowski is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

William H. Drusedum, O.D.

Drusedum-WmDr. Drusedum received his undergraduate degree from Slippery Rock University of PA, after which he pursued his optometry training at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, graduating in 1983. Dr. Drusedum completed clinical internships with the Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, the Watson Army Hospital Optometry Clinic in Fort Dix, NJ and a private practice of optometrists in Kennett Square, PA.

Dr. Drusedum specializes in comprehensive eye examinations and in the fitting and care of contact lenses. Dr. Drusedum has been in practice since 1987 and has been practicing with Apple Hill Eye Center since 1993.  He is a member of the AOA and Past President of the Central PA Optometric Society. Dr. Drusedum serves on the Clinical Care Committee of the PA Optometric Association and is a Board member of Forsight Vision.

Matthew J. Link, O.D.

Link-MatthewDr. Link attended Acadia University for his undergraduate studies, and graduated with his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2004 from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Link completed clinical internships with the Lebanon Veterans’ Association Hospital in Lebanon PA, the Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and private eye care practices in Scranton and Hummelstown, PA.  During optometry school, Dr. Link enjoyed conducting eye screenings for the Special Olympics and the Student Optometric Service to Humanity. Dr. Link is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and has served as past president and chair positions for the Central Pennsylvania Optometric Association.

Dr. Link provides comprehensive eye examinations for patients of all ages and specializes in the fitting of contact lenses. He has been part of the Apple Hill Eye Center team since 2005.

Colleen M. Rae-Jenkins, O.D.

Rae-Jenkins-ColleenDr. Rae-Jenkins is an optometrist with Apple Hill Eye Center. She graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia with honors. Dr. Rae-Jenkins completed clinical internships with Allentown VA hospital, Kremer Eye Surgical Center in King of Prussia, PA, The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and private practices in Horsham, PA and Huntingdon Valley, PA. During school, Dr. Rae-Jenkins served as Vice President of Student Optometric Service to Humanity where she lead an optometric service mission to Belize, and was a member of the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, and Teaching Assistant for Clinical Skills.

Dr. Rae-Jenkins conducts comprehensive eye examinations and has special interest in contact lens and dry eye management. Dr. Rae-Jenkins is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Pennsylvania Optometric Association.

Salman Ali, M.D.

dr-aliDr. Salman Ali is the Founder and Director of Maryland Glaucoma and Eye Care. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist with years of experience in the medical and surgical management of eye diseases. Dr. Ali completed an intensive six-year accelerated BS/MD program at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology, and then with honors from medical school. After completing an internship at York Hospital in York, PA, Dr. Ali went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at the University of Rochester Eye Institute in Rochester, New York. Dr. Ali completed fellowship training in glaucoma and advanced cataract surgery at the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, MI.

Being from Baltimore, Dr. Ali returned to the area following his training. Currently, he is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

Michael E. Altman, M.D.

AltmanDr. Altman attended The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he graduated with research honors in Ophthalmology and Neuropathology. After completing his ophthalmology residency at Krieger Eye Institute, he trained in a comprehensive program of both pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at The Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He then performed a second fellowship, in the specialty of neuro-ophthalmology, at the Montefiore Medical Center located in the Bronx, New York.

This unique combination of specialties and expertise allows Dr. Altman to provide a multi-disciplinary approach and insight into the problems affecting the vision of both children and adults. In addition to providing this expertise at Apple Hill Eye Center, Dr. Altman is the Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Altman has great success treating patients of all ages with double vision and misalignment of the eyes.

Marc Hirschbein, M.D.

Hirschbein-Marc-91213Dr. Hirschbein attended Hahnemann College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his internship and residency in Ophthalmology at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

Dr. Hirschbein is an attending physician in the division of ocuplastic surgery at the Krieger Eye Institute, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He is the Director of Aesthetic Eyelid and Facial Surgery. He is an instructor at the Wilmer Ophthalmology Institute, Johns Hopkins University and has authored numerous scientific publications and book chapters. Current research interests include the control of wound healing after eyelid trauma, surgery or laser resurfacing.

Dr Hirschbein’s focus at AHEC is aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, orbits and tear-drainage system. His specialty training allows him to treat a variety of conditions, including: aging changes to the eyelids, droopy or “baggy” eyelids, ectropion and entropion (eyelids turning out or in), skin cancers of the eyelid, orbital tumors, thyroid eye disease, tearing, dry eyes and trauma to the eyelids and orbits. Surgical interests include laser eyelid surgery, minimally invasive eyelid surgery, “no-stitch” surgery for droopy eyelids, endoscopic surgery of the eyebrows and tear ducts and injection of Botox for the treatment of facial wrinkles.

Steven J. Winkler, M.D.

dr-winklerDr. Stephen Winkler is a general ophthalmologist specializing in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at Apple Hill Eye Center.

Dr. Winkler graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed a surgical internship at Northwestern University’s McGaw Medical Center. Following his internship, Dr. Winkler completed a pre-residency fellowship in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery.  After residency at the Krieger Eye Institute at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD, he completed a two-year, ASOPRS approved, fellowship under James Karesh, MD and Marc Hirschbein, MD.

Dr. Winkler coordinates the Winkler Eye Mission, traveling with his father, Dr. John Winkler, to the Brenda Strafford Ophthalmologic Institute in Les Cayes, Haiti.  There, they teach Haitian ophthalmologists and perform surgery for the Haitian community.  Dr. Winkler volunteers his time with underserved populations in Baltimore.