MedStar Washington Hospital Center Residency Program in Ophthalmology

Chairman: Jay M. Lustbader, MD
Program Director: Michael Summerfield, MD


The MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center ophthalmology residency program is a fully accredited, three-year program that combines top technology, expert clinicians/educators, 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.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the primary training venue for the residency program. Residents complement their training at WNEC with major rotations at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA), Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRB), 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.

Ophthalmology Program Overview (pdf)

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]

Location Information

To find a specialist, please call our scheduling line at 844-333-3621

MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 844-333-3621

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