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Ophthalmology Residency

The MedStar Georgetown University Hospital / MedStar Washington Hospital Center Residency Program in Ophthalmology

Jay M. Lustbader, MD
Program Director: Reena A. Garg, MD

eye_operateThe MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center ophthalmology residency program is a fully accredited, three-year program that combines dedicated and expert clinicians/educators, modern technology, and experience in resident education to present a challenging and rewarding training opportunity.

Established in July 2002 from the integration of two independently excellent and longstanding programs, this residency provides trainees with access to a large teaching faculty, a broad clinical and surgical experience, and a very diverse patient population. Training is scheduled at a variety of institutions optimizing residents’ exposure to a wide range of ocular conditions and culminates in a unique opportunity for senior residents to assume charge of their own clinic practices.

Washington National Eye Center (WNEC) at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) is the primary training venue for the residency program. WNEC is one of the largest and most complete ophthalmology clinics in the metropolitan Washington area, including facilities for laser therapy, ultrasonography, digital fluorescein angiography, visual fields, OCT, Pentacam, auto refraction, and corneal topography, in addition to fully-equipped examination and minor procedure rooms. Its vitreoretinal service is the busiest in the Washington, D.C., area and one of the largest in the United States.

Residents complement their training at WNEC with major rotations at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA), INOVA Fairfax Hospital (FFX), and Childrens National Medical Center (CNMC). Training at these locations serves to broaden their clinical and surgical experiences and allows them to explore areas of subspecialty training.

For a program overview, please click here.

For more information, contact:

Penelope Helfgott
Executive Director
Washington National Eye Center, Inc.
Administrative Program Director
MGUH/MWHC Ophthalmology Residency Program
110 Irving Street, NW, Suite 1A-19
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-877-6159
Email: [email protected]

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