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Locations

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French

Education & Training

  • Residency Program, Ophthalmology, 1994
    Washington Hospital Center
  • Fellowship Program, Strabismus, 1983
    Texas Children's Hospital-Baylor College of Med.
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Ophthalmology, 1982
    Children's Hospital of Boston
  • Residency Program, Ophthalmology, 1981
    American University of Beirut
  • MD, 1978
    American University of Beirut
  • Internship Program, Rotating Internship, 1978
    American University of Beirut
  • BS, 1974
    American University of Beirut

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctors Washingtonian (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)
  • Top Doctors No Va Magazine (2020, 2019)

National Provider ID: 1851452247


Biography

Mohamad S. Jaafar, M.D. joined the Children’s National Hospital in 1986. He is presently the Dorothy, Jay, Kara and Mark Weinstein Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Children’s National’s Department of Ophthalmology and Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the George Washington University. He is the Past-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 who 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. Dr. Jaafar is the author of a number of original scientific papers, abstracts, editorials and book chapters. He also serves on the editorial board of a number of ophthalmology peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Jaafar 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 the Washington D.C. Ophthalmological Society. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the Council of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Children’s Eye Foundation, and is actively serving on the Boards of the International Strabismological Association, the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, and the Aid Association for the Blind of the District of Columbia, and chairs the Advisory Board of the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council.

Dr. Jaafar is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and has received the Life Time Achievement Award of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the Senior Achievement Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Professional Achievement Award of the Prevention of Blindness Society of the Washington Metropolitan Area, the Children’s National Hospital’s Sauber Award for Medical Excellence, three Golden Apple Awards for Teacher of the Year and many commendations, medals and recognition awards. He has been consistently listed as Best Pediatric Ophthalmologist in America’s Top Doctors, Washingtonian, Northern Virginia Magazine, America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals and many others.

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

Outside Interests

  • Prevention of Blindness Society 
  • The Aid Association for the Blind of the District of Columbia 
  • The Children Eye Foundation 
  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 

 


Research & Publications

4.7 / 5 4.7 out of 5 stars (based on 51 Patient/Family Ratings)

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The main Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

The ratings below are the average of specific questions about interactions with the care provider.

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

  • 4.7 / 5

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

  • 4.6 / 5

    Care Provider explanations of prob/condition

  • 4.6 / 5

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

  • 4.5 / 5

    Likelihood of recommending Care Provider