Chairman, Departments of Ophthalmology, MedStar
Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital
President, Washington National Eye Center
Jay M. Lustbader, MD, has been a member of
the medical staff at MedStar Washington Hospital Center since
2005, and on the faculty at Georgetown University since 1992. Dr.
Lustbader serves as chairman for the departments of ophthalmology
at both MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Medstar Georgetown
University Hospital. He served as director of the Georgetown
University Hospital residency program from 2001 through 2004 and
of the MedStar Georgetown University/MedStar Washington Hospital
Center ophthalmology residency from 2003 to 2010. Dr. Lustbader
is also professor of clinical ophthalmology and director of
cornea and refractive surgery for the department of ophthalmology
at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
Training, Education and Research
Dr. Lustbader received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine in 1984. He completed an
internship at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in 1985, and
joined the ophthalmology residency program at Johns Hopkins
University's Wilmer Eye Institute. After completing his
residency training in 1988, he did a one-year fellowship in
cornea and external disease at Georgetown University Hospital's
Center for Sight.
Honors, Awards and Society Memberships
Dr. Lustbader is a member of many professional societies,
including the Association of University Professors of
Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American
Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Washington D.C.
Metropolitan Ophthalmological Society, Wilmer Residents'
Association and Washington Academy of Ophthalmology. He serves on
several committees, including the Medical Executive Committee of
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, and Board of Directors of
Washington National Eye Center.
Dr. Lustbader is an associate examiner for the American Board of
Ophthalmology, reviewer for Archives of Ophthalmology and the
American Journal of Ophthalmology and is a member of the Medical
Board of the Prevention of Blindness Society. Dr. Lustbader has
given more than 40 invited lectures, authored or co-authored more
than 40 original papers and abstracts and written 6 book
Dr. Lustbader has been honored repeatedly for his achievements
and excellence in the practice of ophthalmology. He received the
achievement award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the
Georgetown Star and Caring Star awards from Georgetown University
Hospital, and has been recognized as a "Top Doctor" by
Washingtonian Magazine. Dr. Lustbader is also a ten time
consecutive recipient of an Alcon Educational grant.
American Board of Ophthalmology, November, 1989
His clinical and research interests include refractive surgery,
infectious keratitis, corneal transplant and cataract surgery,
contact lens fitting and complications, and general cornea and