Avi Z. Meier, M.D.

Dr. Avi Z. Meier

Dr. Avi Meier was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from the Scholars program with a B.S. in biochemistry, he attended George Washington University school of Medicine where he earned his M.D. in 2005. He completed his internship at Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital and then completed his residency in ophthalmology in 2009 at Eastern Virginia Medical School while earning the honor of chief resident. He then received additional training in diseases of the retina and vitreous and has focused his career as a comprehensive ophthalmologist to treat all diseases of the eye. In 2011 he was voted by the readers of Hampton Roads Magazine as the best ophthalmologist and continues to try and be the best physician possible. He is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Eastern Virginia Medical School where he teaches our future ophthalmologists. Always in a good mood, Dr. Meier has even more reason to smile as he recently married, now living with his wife Samantha and puppy Moose in Norfolk. A former Eagle Scout and assistant scout master, Dr. Meier loves hiking and camping. In his spare time he is an avid reader, loves fishing and going to the beach.


  • Undergraduate Education– B.S. in Biochemistry-University of Maryland
  • Medical Education- M.D.-George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Internship, Department of Medicine-Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital
  • Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology-Eastern Virginia Medical School
Professional Societies
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Certified member
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Diplomat
  • Hampton Roads Magazine “Readers Choice Top Ophthalmologist”- 2011
  • University of Maryland-Merck Index Award for best biochemistry student
  • J.D. Sheppard, J.M. Davis, A. Z. Meier “Ch. 28 The Challenge of Pediatric Uveitis.” Pediatric Ophthalmology: A Current Thought and Practical Guide.
  • Transgenic mice research recombining bipolar cells and ICG to create fluorescence for retinal studies under confocal microscopy. University of Maryland Ophthalmology department. 2004-2005
  • A homeless man with arthralgias, shiny papules, and nodules. Avi Z. Meier, Katherine C. Chretien M.D. Poster Presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine annual meeting 2004.
Courses and Presentations
  • Unilateral Red Eye in a Child, a Unique Presentation of a Rare Disease, Recurrent Rhabdomyosarcoma. Avi Z. Meier, M.D., J. Davis M.D., S.C. Johnston, M.D., E.R. Crouch, M.D. Poster Presentation. Virginia Society of Ophthalmology Annual Conference. 2007
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