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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Ophthalmology, 2012
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, 2011
    Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
  • Internship, 2008
    Georgetown University Hospital
  • MD, 2007
    Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • BS, 2002
    CORNELL University-The JOHNSON School

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

National Provider ID: 1033385646


Bethany Karwoski, M.D., grew up in Maryland and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the College of Engineering at Cornell University. She earned her Doctor of Medicine Cum Laude from Georgetown University where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. She completed her residency in Ophthalmology at the combined program of New York University and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. Following completion of her residency, she pursued fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Children’s National Medical Center. Dr. Karwoski now serves as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at George Washington University, while caring for patients at Children's National. She is a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Costenbader Society. Her clinical interests include strabismus, amblyopia, cataracts, nasolacrimal duct obstruction and retinopathy of prematurity. In her spare time, she enjoys dance, yoga and spending time with her husband and their young children.

Research & Publications

Origlieri C, Geddie B, Karwoski B, Berl MM, Elling N, McClintock W, Alexander J, Bazemore M, de Beaufort H, Hutcheson K, Miller M, Taylormoore J, Jaafar MS, Madigan W. “Optical Coherence Tomography to Monitor Vigabatrin Toxicity in Children.” Journal of AAPOS 20.2 (2016): 136-40. Print.

Yeung, H, Kalam, S, Saeedi, O, Jaafar, M, Karwoski, B, Turlapati, N, Faith, S, Madigan, W, Alexander, J. “Structural Changes Following Early Childhood Lensectomy and the Risk for Secondary Glaucoma.” AAPOS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, April 2016.

4.6 / 5 4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 33 Patient/Family Ratings)

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

  • 4.7 / 5

    Care Provider explanations of prob/condition

  • 4.5 / 5

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