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Kenneth S. Schwartz, M.D.

Dr. SchwartzOphthalmologist Dr Kenneth Schwartz MD - Glaucoma Specialist Chevy Chase Maryland - Cataract Doctor 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 did his sub-specialty training at U.S. News & World Report’s #1 ranked Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. The majority of his practice is comprised of cataract and glaucoma patients referred in from other doctors. Dr. Schwartz lectures on cataract and glaucoma surgery and diseases of the eye and has been a senior attending surgical instructor for the doctors in training at Georgetown University/ Washington Hospital Center since 2003. He is one of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors and is listed in the National Guide of America’s Top Ophthalmologists and in the Washington DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Doctors Guide. Dr. Schwartz is a member of the Practicing Ophthalmologist’s Curriculum Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Doctor Schwartz

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Glaucoma SubspecialityBascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
Glaucoma subspecialty fellowship (Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report)

Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Ophthalmology Residency, Chief Resident

Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
Internship Internal Medicine

MedStar Georgetown Glaucoma SurgeonUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore

New York University, New York City, NY

University of Maryland Medical School - OphthalmologyUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
B.A. Cum Laude

Academic Appointments and Affiliations
Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center: Senior Attending Surgeon for resident training and physician advisor for the Glaucoma Review Board.

schoolsBoard Certification:
American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
American Medical Association, Fellow

Awards and Publications
Duane’s Textbook of Ophthalmology- Chapter 19 Co-Author (Laser Surgery in Glaucoma).
Joseph Dessoff Award in Ophthalmology from Washington Hospital Center
Resident’s Day Research Award 1st place.
Peer Reviewed Journal publications on medical and surgical management of routine and complex glaucoma American Academy of Ophthalmologycases as well as the use of diagnostic imaging techniques after glaucoma surgery.
Frequent lecturer on sub-specialty topics related to eye disease, cataract and glaucoma surgical techniques and the use of advanced imaging techniques to diagnose and monitor patients with glaucoma and cataract.

Dr. Schwartz Glaucoma Specialist Washington DC - Cataract Surgeon Chevy Chaseamerican_board_of_ophthalmology_logo

Dr. Schwartz does work abroad to train local surgeons in advanced surgical techniques. Dr. Schwartz has done mission work in Peru and Ghana where he treats complex cases and trains local physicians.

Dr. Schwartz Glaucoma Specialist - Publication on Glaucoma Surgery and Research

Glaucoma Surgeon Kenneth Schwartz - Publication on Glaucoma Drainage Implant Research

Washingtonian Top Doctors - Best Ophthalmologists DC


"My experience is always positive."
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"The doctors and staff are always professional, courteous, and informative."
-Mary A.

"I have had perfect experience at this practice."
-Joanne R.

"My eye doctor is friendly and knowledgeable. All of my questions were answered. He is professional but down to earth."
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"My eye doctor is extremely helpful."

"Now both of my eyes feel like they are in the land of OZ."
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"I never thought I would ever say that I enjoyed surgery, but it was really fun! No pain or discomfort."
-David F.

"My eye doctor explained the surgery and made me feel very comfortable - he built trust."
-Michelle S.

"I am thrilled with the results of my procedures. I am even golfing better!"
-Helane G.

"Excellent surgeon but also a very patient oriented courteous doctor who carefully explains his patients' options."
-Susan S.

"A World Class person and an absolutely great Doctor."
-Chuck W.

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