Dr. Mathews obtained dual degrees at the University of Maryland, with a Bachelor in Science in Biological Sciences and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology while graduating valedictorian of her class. She earned her medical degree at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she also completed a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Her post-graduate training consisted of an internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and ophthalmology residency at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Mathews pursued an additional year of training in Cornea, Refractive Surgery, and External Diseases at the renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Her professional society memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, International Society of Refractive Surgery, Women in Ophthalmology, Global Sight Alliance, and the American Public Health Association.
Dr. Mathews is praised by her patients and colleagues for her surgical skills, exemplary bedside manner, and expertise in the treatment of complex ophthalmic conditions. She has made significant contributions to the scientific literature and presented at many major national and international ophthalmic conferences throughout her career. She has been granted multiple academic accolades and has published over 20 publications in top medical journals in topics ranging from cataract surgery, infectious and autoimmune corneal disease, novel corneal transplantation techniques, Dry Eye Disease and Global Health. Dr. Mathews has volunteered for numerous medical and surgical mission trips to places around the world, including Haiti, Guatemala, India, Philippines, and Bolivia. She is passionate about continuing to expand the reach of Ophthalmic care throughout the world.
Dr. Mathews believes in living an active and healthy lifestyle. She is a certified Vinyasa and Hatha yoga instructor and enjoys running, hiking, dancing, and traveling in her spare time. Dr. Mathews and her husband recently moved to the area and are happy to call the Sunshine State their new home.