Peter V. Mitrev, MD

Jitendra Swarup, MD

Glaucoma Specialist

Dr. Peter Mitrev received his Bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado in 1984 and continued his medical training in Colorado, receiving his medical degree in 1989. After completing an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, he served in the United States Air Force as a Flight Surgeon in England during the first Gulf War. Upon his honorable discharge from military service, Dr. Mitrev returned to the United States to complete his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident.

In 1999, Dr. Mitrev completed a post-graduate year of study as a Glaucoma Clinical Fellow at Tuft’s University New England Eye Center and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston in Massachusetts. Since moving to Virginia, he served as Clinical Research Director for the Thomas R. Lee Center for Ocular Pharmacology and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Dr. Mitrev has not only instructed many Ophthalmology resident surgeons in the field of Glaucoma and Cataract surgery, but also given numerous lectures to medical students. He has received the Faculty Member of the Year distinction awarded by the Ophthalmology residents at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. Before joining Albemarle Eye Center / Precision Eye Care, he had been in private practice for the past 15 years.  He has also volunteered his services at the Chesapeake Care Free Clinic for the treatment of ophthalmic diseases.

Dr. Mitrev has co-authored several articles on both Glaucoma and Cataract surgery and presented scientific papers on original research at national ophthalmology meetings. He holds a patent for a unique Glaucoma surgical device.

Dr. Mitrev enjoys gardening, skiing, surfing, bike riding and numerous outdoor activities.

  • Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology — 1984
  • Graduate: Doctor of Medicine from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with Honors — 1989
  • Internship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Department of Internal Medicine — 1990
  • Military Service: Received health professions scholarship from the USAF and served in England from 1990 — 1995 as Flight Surgeon with United States Air Force in Europe during the first Gulf war. Tours of duty included Turkey, Spain, France, and Africa.
  • Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology. Chief Resident 1998
  • Fellowship: Tufts University/New England Medical Center and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, Glaucoma Service — 1999
  • Clinical Research Director at Thomas R. Lee Center for Ocular Pharmacology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School from 1999 — 2001
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Eastern Virginia Medical School from 1999 — 2016
  • Owner of Mitrev Eye Center from 2001 — 2016
  • Granted US Device Patent US6589203B1 for a foldable and injectable glaucoma drainage device – 2003