Sidney Schechet

Ophthalmologist sub-specializing in medical and surgical diseases of the retina


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Sidney “Sid” A. Schechet, M.D., is an ophthalmologist at the Elman Retina Group specializing in surgical and medical care of retinal and vitreous diseases. Dr. Schechet’s expertise covers many common and rare retinal conditions, such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and edema, epiretinal membranes, macular holes, and retinal detachments. Dr. Schechet graduated Magna Cum Laude from Yeshiva University. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, one of the top 20 medical schools in the country. While at Baylor, Dr. Schechet served as the president of the ophthalmology club. Following an internship year at Medstar Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Schechet completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Maryland, where he served as the chief resident during his senior year of training. During his ophthalmology trainings, he received the “Outstanding Resident” award at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and was awarded the “Gold VA Pin Award” by the director of the Maryland Veterans Administration (VA) healthcare system. Dr. Schechet next completed a rigorous and prestigious two-year retina fellowship at The University of Chicago, where he performed cutting-edge research on clinical and surgical retinal treatments. Dr. Schechet is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has authored multiple research articles in leading ophthalmology journals, such as “RETINA,” as well as retinal book chapters including the renowned Ryan’s Retina textbook. Dr. Schechet has presented his research findings and has won multiple awards for videos of his innovative surgical procedures at premier, international conferences including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Conference; The Macula Society; The American Society of Retina Specialists; and the Vit-Buckle Society. He is an active member of, The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists and American Retinal Forum. Dr. Schechet considers it a privilege and his professional responsibility to contribute to these organizations by diligent participation, research, and academic writing. Dr. Schechet is a devoted husband and father who enjoys playing sports and hiking with his family.

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Retina Specialist
Work experience

Jul 2019 - Present

Elman Retina Group



Jul 2017 - Present

UChicago Medicine

Surgical Retina Fellowship

Jul 2014 - Jun 2017

University of Maryland Medical Center

Ophthalmology Resident Doctor

Jul 2013 - Jun 2014

MedStar Harbor Hospital



2009 - 2013

Baylor College of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine - MD

2005 - 2009

Yeshiva University

Bachelor's degree, Biology, General

Board Certified

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