Meet Our Staff

Dr. Scott Klasman, O.D.

Dr. Klasman graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park and earned his Doctorate of Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He is currently a member of The American Optometric Association, the Maryland Optometric Association, and the Greater Baltimore Optometric Society.

Dr. Klasman comes to Federal Hill Eye Care with over 25 years of experience. He spent the last 13 years in Silver Spring, Maryland. Originally from Baltimore, he is happy to be back in his hometown.

Dr. Klasman practices full scope primary care optometry including: contact lens fittings, the medical treatment of ocular disease, as well as the co-management of cataract lasik patients.

I feel honored to have had a wonderful group of devoted patients, and look forward to a new chapter in Baltimore.

During his spare time, Dr. Klasman enjoys traveling, hiking, biking and spending time with his family. He treasures having the trust of his patients with something as precious as their sight.


Dr. Dean Gogerdchi, O.D.

As a life-long spectacle and contact lens wearer, Dr. Gogerdchi became captivated by the profession of optometry after shadowing his local optometrist in Annapolis during high school. Throughout his undergraduate years at the University of Maryland College Park, he worked at several nation-wide optical retailers and gained valuable experience about the business aspects of the eye care industry.

After graduating from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry, Dr. Gogerdchi entered directly into private practice, where he continues to enjoy the daily challenges that come with providing comprehensive family eye care.

Dr. Gogerdchi is a member of The American Optometric Association, the Maryland Optometric Association, and the Greater Baltimore Optometric Society. He currently serves as the Maryland Optometric Association’s Membership Chairperson and enjoys helping the community through outreach and volunteer events promoting healthy eyes.

During his spare time Dr. Gogerdchi enjoys traveling, playing golf, and spending time with his family. He believes that nothing is more rewarding than helping to give the gift of sight, and he is proud to be an optometrist.


Dr. Ross Bregel, O.D.

Dr. Bregel graduated from the University of Maryland College Park and went on to earn his Doctorate in Optometry at the Pennsylvania School of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA. He has practiced in Federal Hill, Baltimore for over 30 years.

He is currently a member of The American Optometric Association, the Maryland Optometric Association, and the Greater Baltimore Optometric Society.  His specialties include primary eye care, treatment of eye diseases, contact lens care, pre and post surgical care of cataract and LASIK patients.

Dr. Bregel lives in Towson with his wife of 36 years and has three grown children, all working and out on their own. He enjoys the now empty nest with his wife and is an avid Baltimore sports fan.

I have been blessed with an incredibly loyal patient base, in many cases spanning several generations, which makes private practice quite rewarding. I have been further blessed by having an amazing staff that keeps me going and fully understands the meaning of patient care.


Krishan Patel, FNAO, ABOC

Krishan Patel began his career as a Certified Dispensing Optician in London, England, in 1981. Here, working closely with an optometrist, he successfully oversaw the expansion of his optical dispensary into one of the region’s top five practices. After moving to the United States, Krishan added 14 years of experience as the Optical Dispensary Coordinator and Manager of the Katzen Eye Group located in Towson, Maryland.

Krishan has worked at Federal Hill Eye Care for the past 10 years, and is much appreciated by Dr. Bregel who often comments to patients, Bringing Krishan into the practice is the best thing I have done for myself in recent memory! Krishan brings with him a rare combination of qualities: intense work ethic, loyalty, compassion and sensitivity to patient needs, and unfailing dedication to his self-imposed standards of excellence.

He is currently a member of the National Association of Opticians, American Board of Opticianry, and Opticians Association of America.

Krishan enjoys the serenity of life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his wife. Since his daughters have both graduated from college, Krishan spends his free time traveling, reading, and working out at the gym.