Dr. Baldinger is a graduate of Emory University ( BA in Chemistry ) and Vanderbilt University ( MD 1980). He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in 1981 and his residency training in Ophthalmology at The Eye and Ear Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1984. He also served as a vitreoretinal fellow at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, in 1985 and 1986. Dr. Baldinger possesses extensive surgical experience in both phacoemulsification cataract extraction and laser vision correction, including PRK and LASIK. He is presently one of the busiest cataract surgeons in the entire Washington DC area. Many local eye doctors, their families, and patients throughout the Mid-Atlantic area have sought his care for their cataract and LASIK surgery. His fellowship training in vitreoretinal disease provides expertise in eye disease from the front to the back of the eye. He has been board certified in Ophthalmology since 1986 and is currently the medical director and co-owner of Capital Eye in partnership with Dr. Powers. In his spare time, Dr. Baldinger enjoys traveling, fishing and bicycling.