Meghan Berkenstock

Meghan Berkenstock

Meghan Berkenstock

MD ’11

Ophthalmologist, Cataract Surgeon and Uveitis Specialist; Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Baltimore, Maryland)

Age 39

My Greatest Accomplishment:

Finding the ever-changing balance between patient care and research, while being a wife and the mother of four children.

How Drexel Helped Me:

Drexel University College of Medicine’s acceptance launched my career and gave me the solid knowledge base I still use to care for patients. For this, I will forever be grateful.

Where I Hope to Be in Five Years:

I hope to be promoted to full professor with tenure at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, while continuing my international research on ocular complications of immunotherapy drugs in the treatment of systemic malignancies.

The Change I Would Most Like to See in the World:

Mentoring is always needed and appreciated. As one of the pathway directors, mentoring Drexel Med students interested in pursuing an ophthalmology residency has been so rewarding. Seeing the students learn clinical research skills while preparing presentations and manuscripts helps them prepare to enter the world of academic medicine with confidence and experience. Lifting up the next generation of leaders makes the national reputation of Drexel continue and shine.