Augustus “Gus” Stern, MD

Augustus “Gus” Stern MD is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology from which he is board certified and is part of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He completed a corneal fellowship at Tulane University. He is certified on all three major brands of excimer lasers used in the United States: Nidek’s EC5000, AMO’s VISX, and Alcon’s WaveLight. He is certified on all of the major brands of femtosecond lasers: Alcon’s FS200, AMO’s Intralase, and Ziemer’s Femto LDV. Maryland Vision Institute and Dr Stern believe in using the latest technology to achieve the highest possible visual outcomes.

Dr. Stern loves the field of Ophthalmology and continues to study it outside of work. He is particularly interested in Ophthalmology residency education. Dr. Stern is a co-founder of which has users from over 120 countries and is used by the overwhelming majority of Ophthalmology residents in the United States to prepare for their board exams. He is also a co-founder of In addition, Dr. Stern is a technical adviser for and which empowers its users to learn or review fundamentals of all facets of clinical radiation oncology and occupational therapy.

Dr. Stern enjoys spending time with his wife Dr. Kirra Brandon, a pediatric dermatologist, and his four young daughters Maebelle, Adelaide, Etta, and Stella.


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