Dr. Jay M. Lustbader, MD

Dr. Jay M. Lustbader, MD

Dr. Jay M. Lustbader, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (202) 444-4978

Contact this Provider:

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Conditions I Treat
  • allergic conjunctivitis
  • anterior segment diseases
  • anterior uveitis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • aphakia
  • aphakic bullous keratopathy
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Procedures I Perform
  • astigmatism lenses
  • cataract removal
  • complex cataract surgery
  • conjunctival biopsy
  • contact lenses
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About the Provider

Jay Mark Lustbader, MD, is the chair and professor of the Department of Ophthalmology, director of cornea and refractive surgery and president of the Washington National Eye Center. Dr. Lustbader holds a lifetime certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology and is licensed in DC, MD and VA. Dr. Lustbader chose ophthalmology because he believes the field allows him to combine the best aspects of other areas of medicine: he performs high-tech microscopic surgeries and also has an opportunity to develop long-term relationships with his patients. He finds the greatest satisfaction in restoring his patients' sight.

The patient comes first in Dr. Lustbader's practice. He and his staff offer expertise and experience in a caring environment. Dr. Lustbader will do whatever it takes to improve someone's vision—from something as simple as prescribing glasses to the most complex surgical procedures.

Dr. Lustbader has published nearly 50 papers and abstracts on a variety of topics in corneal disease and other aspects of ophthalmology and has been invited to speak at 50 lectures on his topics of clinical interest. Outside of his medical practice, he is a runner and avid Baltimore Ravens fan.

2010 Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
2012 America's Top Doctors
2013 Georgetown Spirit Award
2014 Top Doctor, Washingtonian Magazine
2014 Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
2020 Best of the Best Top Docs by the National Keratoconus Foundation

Professional Society Memberships
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Washington, DC, Metropolitan Ophthalmology Society
Program Chairman, Washington Academy of Ophthalmology
Chairman, DC Eye MD PAC
Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology
Medical Committee, Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington

  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (1989)
  • Residency Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1988)
  • Internship Program: Greater Baltimore Medical Center (1985)
  • Medical School: John Hopkins Univ School of Med (1984)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
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Practice Locations
Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital