John W. Butler, M.D.

John W. Butler, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Rochester where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Developmental Biology with Honors. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland, he served as a medical intern at Sinai Hospital/Johns Hopkins University. He completed his specialty training in Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Scheie Eye Institute. During his final year, he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Butler completed his vitreoretinal surgery training at the Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston/Tufts University. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Butler joined the practice in 2000. Currently, he remains active teaching at the University of Maryland as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. Dr. Butler is also currently participating in several international and national research projects.

Zaaira M. Ahmad, M.D.

Dr. Zaaira Ahmad is a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained vitreoretinal surgeon. She grew up in Pocomoke, MD and is a proud graduate of Pocomoke High School. She continued her education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She completed her medical education at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC where she was inducted into the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha, earned a number of research awards, and graduated with honors. She completed her internship at Crozer Chester Medical Center outside of Philadelphia. She then returned to Washington, DC to train in ophthalmology at The George Washington University where she had the distinction of serving as Chief Resident. Dr. Ahmad completed her vitreoretinal surgery subspecialty training at the prestigious Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit. She has extensive experience with very complex clinical and surgical cases, particularly complicated retinal detachments and severe diabetic retinopathy. She remains active in teaching as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Ahmad is also involved in research and has presented her work at several national meetings and published in peer reviewed journals.

Travis J. Peck, M.D.

Dr. Travis Peck completed a residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, which was the #1 ranked residency program in the nation. In his final year, he was elected to serve as the chief resident. After residency, he completed a two year surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at the Retina Group of Washington/Georgetown University. He became the first fellow to win the Golden Apple teaching award, presented by the Georgetown residents to the physician who contributes the most to the education of the residents. He received this award both of his two years.

Prior to residency, Dr. Peck stayed in his native Delaware for college, where he graduated from the University of Delaware medical scholars program with minors in chemistry and biochemistry. He earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia where he earned the top score in his class in multiple courses and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society, an award given to only 15% of his classmates.

Dr. Peck has completed extensive medical research throughout his training, having already published greater than 25 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. He was recently one of the two editors for the latest edition of the Wills Eye Manual, the best-selling textbook in ophthalmology. He has presented his research results at symposia and meetings of international and national medical associations, such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Retina Society. His work has been featured in many of the world’s top journals, including JAMA, Ophthalmology, Retina, and Journal of Vitreoretinal Diseases.

Dr. Peck is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He has enjoyed volunteering time to perform free eye exams for underprivileged children, and to participate in low vision screenings in homeless shelters and nursing homes.