David Cute

David Cute

Name: David L. Cute, DO

Department of Primary Appointment: Surgery
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Staff Ophthalmologist, WRNMMC, Assistant Professor of Surgery, USUHS

Email: david.l.cute.mil@mail.mil (link sends e-mail)
Office Phone: (301) 295-1339





USU - Walter Reed Department of Surgery



Clinical Interests

Refractive Surgery


Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Medical Education

DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship, Naval Medical Center San Diego
Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Fellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Board Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology 

Insurances Accepted




1992: US Naval Academy; BS in Chemistry
1996: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; DO in Medicine


1997: Internship Transitional, Naval Medicine Center San Diego
2004: Resident in Ophthalmology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
2008: Fellowship in Glaucoma, Cascom Palmer Eye Institute


Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

Dr. Cute was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating from the US Naval Academy, he received an HPSP scholarship to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following a transitional-year internship at Naval Medical Center San Diego, he completed the Navy Diving/Undersea Medical Officer course and went on to serve a tour of duty as a UMO at the Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. He went on to complete an ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship, and has served as a glaucoma and anterior segment specialist at the WRNMMC since July of 2008.


- Angle Closure Glaucoma


Cute DL, Fantes F. How should I treat elevated intraocular pressure (with or without glaucoma damage) associated with uveitis? In: Heuer DK, Gedde SJ, Lewis RA, Chang DF, eds. Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma: 49 Clinical Questions, 2nd Ed. Thorofare, NJ: Slack; 119-24, 2014.

Earls KE, Cute DL. Anti-VEGF Debate: Are Intravitreal Agents Associated With Elevated IOP? Retinal Physician. 2013; 10:20-23.

Burka JM, Bower KS, Cute DL, Stutzman RD, Subramanian PS, Rabin JC. Comparison of two techniques of marking the horizontal axis during excimer laser keratorefractive surgery for myopic astigmatism. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005; 139:735-737.


Contact Information

Walter Reed NMMC
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20889
Phone: (301) 295-1339
Fax: (301) 295-1481