Dr. Namratha Turlapati, MD

Dr. Namratha Turlapati, MD

Dr. Namratha Turlapati, MD

Languages: English
Phone: 301-464-1192
Fax: 301-464-2864

Contact this Provider:

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal pupil function
  • abnormalities of the eyes
  • absence of eye
  • accommodation
  • acute inflammation of orbit
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Procedures I Perform
  • accommodating lens implant
  • arterial biopsy
  • astigmatism lenses
  • cataract removal
  • complex cataract surgery
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About the Provider

Namratha Turlapati, MD, is a board certified ophthalmologist whose practice is dedicated to adult comprehensive ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology.  She has additional fellowship specialty training in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. She sees patients for adult and pediatric strabismus, amblyopia, blocked tear ducts, cataracts, diabetes, and macular degeneration.
Dr. Turlapati takes a comprehensive approach to the treatment of these complications through the use of medical and surgical techniques, aiming to optimize the safety of patients when any kind of surgery is necessary. Her clinical interests include medical and surgical management of adult and pediatric strabismus, cataract, and refractive surgery. Her research interests include retinopathy of prematurity.
Dr. Turlapati received her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School before doing an internship program at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She then completed residency training at the Medical College of Wisconsin and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Children's National Medical Center.

Philosophy of Care
"My practice is very comprehensive. I see patients of all ages, beginning with newborns. My intention is to treat every patient as if they were a family member. It is important to me that my patients feel informed about their conditions and their treatment options. Through conversation, I create a safe space, where my patients feel comfortable and put their trust in me.
I take a thoughtful approach to the diagnosis and medical needs of my patients. For this reason, I counsel my patients in treatment options that are the safest and fastest ways to improve their vision."

  • Fellowship Program: Children's National Medical Center (2016)
  • Residency Program: Medical College of Wisconsin (2015)
  • Internship Program: University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center (2012)
  • Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2011)

Failure of Goniosurgery associated with Sturge Weber Syndrome. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2020 Nov;57(6):384-387.  Helen H. Yeung, Steven A Kane, Namratha Turlapati, Jane Song Nzuna, David Walton.

Perioperative Management of Pediatric Glaucoma Surgery. Int Ophthalmol Clin 2020 ;60(3):135-140.  Helen H. Yeung, Alaa S. Bou Ghannam, Namratha Turlapati, David Walton.

I Have a Bump. J  Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2018 Sep;55(5):284.  Namratha Turlapati.





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Practice Locations
Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center