Mohamad S Jaafar, MD Pediatrics

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About Dr. Mohamad S Jaafar MD

Dr. Mohamad S Jaafar, MD is a doctor primarily located in Washington, DC, with other offices in Washington, DC and Fairfax, VA( and 3 other locations). He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Optometry.

Dr. Jaafar has received 4 awards.

Compassionate Doctor RecognitionPatients' Choice AwardTop 10 Doctor - CityCompassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree


Dr. Mohamad S Jaafar has 5 locations

Get Directions Children's National Health System 111 Michigan Ave NW Washington, DC 20010
Get Directions Dr. Mohamad S Jaafar 111 Michigan Ave NW Washington, DC 20010
Get Directions Pediatric Specialists Of Virginia 3023 Hamaker Ct Ste 500 Fairfax, VA 22031
Get Directions The Gw Medical Faculty Associates 2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20037
Get Directions Childrens National Montgomery County 9850 Key West Ave Rockville, MD 20850


Dr. Mohamad S Jaafar has the following 3 SPECIALTIES

An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Mohamad S Jaafar has the following 15 expertise

  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Exam
  • Eye Pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
  • Lazy Eye (Strabismus)
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Optic Nerve Glioma
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Vision Issues


4 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2020)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.


42 Years Experience

Washington Hospital


American University Of Beirut Faculty Of Medicine

Graduated in 1978

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More about Dr. Mohamad S Jaafar

Dr Mohamad S. Jaafar is currently Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the George Washington University and Chief of the Division of Ophthalmology at Childrens National Medical Center. He also serves as 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 and 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. He is the author of a number of original scientific papers, abstracts, editorials and book chapters and serves on the editorial board of a number of Ophthalmology peer-reviewed journals. He 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 many other national and international professional societies and associations. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington and the Editorial Board of a number of medical journals. *This physician is an employee of Childrens National Specialists of Virginia, LLC.

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