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Jay M. Lustbader, MD

Chairman, Departments of Ophthalmology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center
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 chapters.

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.

Credentialed Areas
American Board of Ophthalmology, November, 1989

Practice Focus
His clinical and research interests include refractive surgery, infectious keratitis, corneal transplant and cataract surgery, contact lens fitting and complications, and general cornea and external disease.