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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (1)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Thomas Clinch, Ophthalmologist is Excellent. Dr. Clinch has been reviewed by 9 patients who have provided 1 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.8
Promptness 4.0
Courteous Staff 4.3
Accurate Diagnosis 4.0
Bedside Manner 4.0
Spends Time with Me 3.7
Follows Up After Visit 4.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Thomas Clinch, MD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • He has special expertise in 11 areas:
  • Astigmatism
  • Bacterial Eye Infections
  • Cornea Transplant (Penetrating Keratoplasty)
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Fungal eye infections
  • LASIK (Laser In Situ Keratomileusis)
  • Laser Eye Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
  • Laser Medicine & Surgery
  • Refractive Surgical Procedures

Education & Awards

Dr. Clinch graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. He has 14 awards.

Best Doctors in America Best Doctors in America
Silver Honoree Summit Technology
Carol E. Mullen Ophthalmology Award Jefferson Medical College
Achievement Award American Academy of Ophthalmology
Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship
William W. Bodine Research Award Jefferson Medical College
Phi Beta Kappa Phi Beta Kappa
American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award
Alpha Omega Alpha
Phi Beta Kappa
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2009, 2013 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2013 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Clinch has 6 hospital affiliations:

  • Washington Hospital Center 
  • George Washington Univ Hospital 


  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

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Additional Information
Dr. Thomas Edward Clinch MD is a male Ophthalmologist, has 29 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. Thomas E. Clinch practice?
Dr. Thomas Clinch has 4 office locations.
Dr. Thomas Clinch practices Ophthalmology near Chevy Chase, MD.
Additional practice locations include: Washington, DC and Vienna, VA.
See Chevy Chase Ophthalmologists.