Dr. Kenneth S. Schwartz, Ophthalmologist

Dr. Kenneth S. Schwartz

Ophthalmologist

5454 Wisconsin Ave Suite 950 Chevy Chase MD, 20815

About

Kenneth S. Schwartz, MD, FAAO, is a well-versed ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract and glaucoma surgery. He diagnoses and treats patients at Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons in Chevy Chase, MD. Furthermore, he is a Senior Attending Surgical Instructor at Georgetown University/ Washington Hospital Center (2003-present). As an ophthalmologist, he specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Dr. Schwartz has been in practice for over 20 years. Areas of special interest include refractive cataract surgery and complex glaucoma surgery including tube shunt procedures. He continues to lecture on cataract and glaucoma surgery and diseases of the eye. A Physician Advisor for the Glaucoma Review Board, Dr. Schwartz is also a member of the Practicing Ophthalmologists Curriculum Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Moreover, Dr. Schwartz does work abroad to train local surgeons in advanced surgical techniques. He has done mission work in Peru and Ghana where he treats complex cases and trains local physicians.

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Education and Training

Univ of Md Sch of Med, Baltimore Md 1998

University of Maryland School of Medicine 1998

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

Provider Details

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Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Senior Attending Surgical Instructor Georgetown University/ Washington Hospital Center 2003 - Present

Awards

  • Joseph Dessoff Award in Ophthalmology Year Washington Hospital Center 
  • Resident’s Day Research Award Year  

Treatments

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma

Professional Memberships

  • Practicing Ophthalmologists Curriculum Committee  
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology  
  • American Medical Association  

Residency

  • Washington Hospital Center Ophthalmology  

Fellowships

  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Glaucoma  

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Dr. Schwartz has done mission work in Peru and Ghana where he treats complex cases and trains local physicians.

Dr. Kenneth S. Schwartz's Practice location

Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons

5454 Wisconsin Ave Suite 950 -
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Kenneth S. Schwartz, who serves patients in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Specializing in ophthalmology, Dr. Schwartz is a highly accomplished cataract and glaucoma surgeon with a special interest and expert advanced training in refractive cataract surgery and complex glaucoma surgery including tube shunt procedures. He sees patients at Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons offers state-of-the-art LASIK laser vision correction to the greater Washington DC area. The practice is proud to host Washington DC’s top cataract surgeons, all of whom address droopy, heavy eyelids and much more to give patients a healthy, youthful, and relaxed appearance. They also perform reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and eye sockets, orbital tumors, eye prosthesis, tearing problems, blepharospasm, and more, thereby offering the most technologically advanced laser cataract surgery available today.

With an unwavering commitment to his specialty, Dr. Schwartz lectures on cataract and glaucoma surgery and diseases of the eye. He has been a Senior Attending Surgical Instructor for the doctors in training at Georgetown University/ Washington Hospital Center since 2003, and serves as a Physician Advisor for the Glaucoma Review Board.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Medical Association, the doctor is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology, which is an independent, non-profit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists in the United States of America. 

Following his undergraduate education, Dr. Schwartz earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He then went on to complete an internship in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital, followed by a residency in ophthalmology at Washington Hospital Center, where he served as Chief Resident.

Wanting to further his training, he completed a glaucoma subspeciality fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, which is Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report. 

Named one of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors and listed in the National Guide of America’s Top Ophthalmologists & the Washington DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Doctors Guide, Dr. Schwartz is a member of the Practicing Ophthalmologists Curriculum Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Among his various accolades, he has been the recipient of the Joseph Dessoff Award in Ophthalmology from Washington Hospital Center and the Resident’s Day Research Award (1st place). He has also conducted peer-reviewed journal publications on medical and surgical management of routine and complex glaucoma cases, as well as the use of diagnostic imaging techniques after glaucoma surgery.

With a passion for his profession, Dr. Schwartz does work abroad to train local surgeons in advanced surgical techniques. He has done mission work in Peru and Ghana where he treats complex cases and trains local physicians.

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery. 

Additional Information

Seasoned Cataract and Glaucoma Surgeon, Dr. Kenneth S. Schwartz, Welcomes Patients at Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons in Chevy Chase, MD

Kenneth S. Schwartz, MD, FAAO, is a well-versed ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract and glaucoma surgery. He diagnoses and treats patients at Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons in Chevy Chase, MD. Furthermore, he is a Senior Attending Surgical Instructor at Georgetown University/ Washington Hospital Center (2003-present). As an ophthalmologist, he specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Dr. Schwartz has been in practice for over 20 years. Areas of special interest include refractive cataract surgery and complex glaucoma surgery including tube shunt procedures. He continues to lecture on cataract and glaucoma surgery and diseases of the eye. A Physician Advisor for the Glaucoma Review Board, Dr. Schwartz is also a member of the Practicing Ophthalmologists Curriculum Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Moreover, Dr. Schwartz does work abroad to train local surgeons in advanced surgical techniques. He has done mission work in Peru and Ghana where he treats complex cases and trains local physicians. For more information about Dr. Kenneth S. Schwartz, please visit https://www.washingtoneye.com/our-doctors-chevy-chase/kenneth-s-schwartz-m-d/

Kenneth S. Schwartz, MD, FAAO, attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and received his medical degree in 1998. Then, he served his internship at Georgetown University Hospital. Furthermore, he conducted his ophthalmology residency at Washington Hospital Center, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Schwartz is the recipient of the Joseph Dessoff Award in Ophthalmology from Washington Hospital Center and the Resident’s Day Research Award. In addition, he completed his fellowship training in glaucoma at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL. Dr. Schwartz received board certification in ophthalmology from the American Board of Ophthalmology. A member of the American Medical Association, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is listed as one of the Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors, the National Guide of America’s Top Ophthalmologists, and the Washington DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Doctors Guide. For more information about Dr. Kenneth S. Schwartz, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/2398117-Kenneth-Schwartz-Ophthalmologist. 

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