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 Chair 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.