NOTTINGHAM, MD—Dr. Joanne Waeltermann has been appointed to the Board of Directors of The Maryland School for the Blind, effective April 1, 2021.
Dr. Waeltermann, a retired licensed and board certified pediatric ophthalmologist, served patients in Maryland from 1985 – 2019, at the Kid’s Eye Care of Maryland, Children’s Eye Care, LLC, University Eye Associates, the Howard County Health Department Eye Clinic and Drs. Ross and Susel Physician’s Eye Care. She was also appointed to the academic and medical staffs of numerous Maryland Hospitals including the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical System, St. Agnes Healthcare, Maryland General and Howard County General hospitals during the period from 1985 – 2020.
Throughout her career, Dr. Waeltermann was a member of many professional societies, including the American Board of Ophthalmology, the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland, the Baltimore County Medical Association and the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmologists. She served on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Society for Sight from 1991 – 2019 and served as the President of the Baltimore County Medical Association in 2000.
Dr. Waeltermann earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Detroit (Mercy). She received her Doctorate of Medicine from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and did her post-graduate training and fellowships in medical institutions in Michigan and Missouri. She has contributed to countless professional medical publications throughout her career.
According to W. Robert Hair, MSB Superintendent and CEO, “We are very excited to welcome Dr. Waeltermann to MSB, especially given her extensive knowledge and background in the vision field. We are honored to have such an esteemed member of the vision community join our board of directors.”
“I am pleased to have Dr. Waeltermann join MSB as a member of the board of directors. I am confident that her leadership skills and expertise in the vision field will be of great service to the organization,” said Marion Mullauer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of MSB.
MSB is a private, statewide resource center providing outreach, educational and residential programs to youth from infancy to age 21 from throughout all 24 Maryland jurisdictions. Annually the school serves approximately 1,200 students identified in the state who are blind or low vision, including those with multiple disabilities.