Dr. Elba Pacheco is one of the area’s pre-eminent, Oculoplastic (eye plastic) surgeons. With over 25 years on the John Hopkins faculty, Dr. Pacheco combines consummate medical experience with the artistry of subtlety and detail.
“I see myself as a sculptor and a restoration artist. Whether it is eyelid surgery, using injectables, combing these with skin tightening and lasers, or more recently with fat reduction, the result must always be conceived in a way that is 3-dimensional and detailed. My goal is to make each patient achieve a natural rejuvenation – the more beautiful, younger-looking you.”
In 1999, after eight years on the full-time faculty and two years as the Cosmetic Divison Director of the Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Pacheco founded the Center for Eye & Laser Surgery and medical spa while continuing her commitment to Johns Hopkins as a part-time faculty member.
Over the years, Dr. Pacheco has established a practice that takes pride in first-rate care, comprehensive rejuvenation, and in the satisfaction and comfort of it’s patients. Dr. Pacheco’s ongoing commitment to teaching at Hopkins and internationally continues to place her at the forefront of the latest research and technological developments in her field.
In 2009, Dr. Pacheco proudly announced the opening of the new Center for Eye & Laser Surgery and Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD. In our beautifully appointed location, patients receive a greater array of first-class services and an individualized approach. Enjoy our elegant, serene environment and let Dr. Pacheco “Open Your Eyes to the Possibilities.”
The exceptional quality of care Dr. Pacheco offers stems from her world-class medical training and personal philosophy. Her professional background includes:
- 1991 – Present: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at The Wilmer Eye Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.
- 1991: Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
- 1991: Completion of her fellowship in Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Wilmer Eye Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.
- 1990: Completion of her fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, also at The Wilmer Eye Institute.
- 1989: Completion of her residency in Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami, School of Medicine
- 1986: Completion of her internship at St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco, CA.
- 1985: Graduated medical school from the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University.
- 1981: Received her Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology from Wellesley College.