TLC Laser Eye Center - Rockville Staff
Jo Angeles, O.D.
Dr Angeles is a native Washingtonian. She earned her Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Biology from Villanova University in Pennsylvania and pursued graduate studies at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from PCO and has been practicing in the DC area since 1996. Dr Angeles has worked in the private practice setting as well as chain settings in the area; she has experience in primary care optometry, contact lenses and refractive surgery. As an independent contractor she helped to open the Refractive Surgery Center at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda in 2000. She will be celebrating her 6th year at TLC and works out of the Rockville, DC and Tysons Corner locations. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and DC Optometric Association. In her free time she enjoys traveling, cooking and golf.
James Smeriglio, O.D.
Dr. James Smeriglio is the Clinical Director at TLC's Rockville center. Dr. Smeriglio received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Fairfield University in 1985 and his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1990. After nine years in private practice, Dr. Smeriglio joined TLC to specialize in refractive surgery. Dr. Smeriglio has served as an investigator in FDA clinical trials and lectured on wavefront technology. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Maryland Optometric Association.
Todd has worked with TLC since 2000 and has played an integral part of the Regional Management team during his tenure. During his time with TLC Todd has been fiercely committed to ensuring every patient experience the highest level of patient care and customer service. Originally from Pennsylvania, Todd is a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan, golf fanatic and music lover.
Ben is an ophthalmic technician in the Rockville office and has been employed with TLC for almost 13 years. He is also a satisfied patient of lasik myself, having had the procedure in 1999. Ben is a native of Richmond, VA and a graduate of the University of Maryland and a die-hard Redskins fan. Ben truly enjoys the work he does and the people he’s met during my years at TLC.
Stephanie is originally from the Southwest Virginia area and relocated to Maryland several years ago. She is the mother of a teenage girl and loves every minute of it. Stephanie has worked in the Lasik industry for 8+ years and has been with TLC for the last several years working in various roles and centers. She currently works as administrative coordinatoor in our Rockville location and loves to greet the patients with a warm smile each and every day.
Tammy is a surgical consultant here at the Rockville center. She’s originally from New York but considers Maryland her home for many years. Though one of the newest members of the TLC family she has been in ophthalmology for 16years. “It’s a true pleasure to be surrounded by the best in technology, friendly and professional staff and truly skilled corneal surgeon. All these components help to make our team a family.”
Gena is an ophthalmic technician and surgical consultant here in the Rockville office. She has been in the field of ophthalmology and laser vision correction for many years and has found it truly rewarding to help people with their vision. Her attention to detail and extensive experience has made her a valuable asset to the Rockville team.
For twelve years, Lee has traveled between TLC Washington DC, TLC Reston VA, TLC Rockville MD and TLC Tysons VA, providing outstanding support to staff and patients in roles ranging from consult center manager, patient counselor, and ophthalmic technician. Each commute has it challenges alone, but he eagerly supports management by his willingness to go where there is a need and works intimately along side the staff at our TLC Surgery Centers. He complements the patient care process with his kindness and gift at putting patients at ease to obtain the vital tests necessary to perform Laser Vision Corrective Surgery. Lee can also be seen representing TLC in the community by providing on-site support at TLC educational seminars such as Lunch and Learns and Health Fairs. His supporting role has expanded to After Hour TLC Functions including CE nights for TLC Affiliate Physicians in the community.
Mike is a surgical consultant at the Rockville and D.C. centers. With over 15 years of experience in the Lasik industry, Mike has assisted in over 20,000 refractive eye procedures. He has traveled to most states east of the Mississippi River and some west including California to assist with these procedures. Mike hails from Tennessee but is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan and a staunch U.S. soccer supporter.
“Dr. Holzman is the best - very honest, very professional yet very friendly and personable.” Ben E.