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Mohamad S. Jaafar, MD

The Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care

Division Chief, Ophthalmology

Specialties: Strabismus in Children and Adults, Amblyopia (lazy eye), Retinopathy of Prematurity, Retinoblastoma , Retinal Disorders, Ptosis and Other Eyelid Abnormalities, Orbital and Ocular Tumors, Optic Nerve Glioma, Nerve Palsies/Ocular Nerves Disorders

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
Foreign LanguagesArabic, French
National Provider Identifier1851452247

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Chevy Chase Specialty Location

4600 N Park Ave, Plaza Level North,
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Phone: 301-215-7100

Children's National Specialists of Virginia, LLC
An affiliated private practice

3023 Hamaker Court
Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22031
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Phone: 571-766-3100
Practice Manager: Chris Reilly
Fax: 571-766-3091

Dr Mohamad S. Jaafar is currently Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the George Washington University and Chief of the Division of Ophthalmology at Children’s National Medical Center. He also serves as Director of the Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship Program, the oldest, largest and most prestigious such fellowship in the world.

Dr Jaafar is a sought after clinician, teacher and speaker and is internationally recognized as an authority in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. His opinion is especially sought for his expertise in the diagnosis and management of infantile glaucoma and complicated strabismus in adults and children. He is the author of a number of original scientific papers, abstracts, editorials and book chapters and serves on the editorial board of a number of Ophthalmology peer-reviewed journals.

He is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the International Strabismological Association, the Washington Academy of Ophthalmology and many other national and international professional societies and associations. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington and the Editorial Board of a number of medical journals.

*This physician is an employee of Children’s National Specialists of Virginia, LLC.
National & International Recognitions
Top DoctorsNorthern Virginia Magazine2013
Top DoctorsNorthern Virginia Magazine2013
Top DoctorsNorthern Virginia Magazine2013
Top DoctorsNorthern Virginia Magazine2013
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011
Top DoctorsU.S. News and World Report2011
Sauber Excellence in Medicine AwardChildren's National Medical Center2005
Medal of HonorEgyptian Ophthalmological Society 2003
Professional Achievement AwardPrevention of Blindness Society2001
Leadership Development Recognition AwardAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology2000
Achievement Award American Academy of Ophthalmology1999

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
FellowInternational College of Surgeons1985 - 1987
FellowAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology1997
FellowAmerican College of Surgeons1999
Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics1999
MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Stra1997
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