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Joel M. Engelstein

Ophthalmology

Offices

Silver Spring 301-588-1177 8630 Fenton St. #130 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Directions →

Insurance Participation

Aetna HMO. Aetna PPO. BCBS PPO. CareFirst BlueChoice. CareFirst Traditional/Indemnity. CIGNA PPO. Coventry. GEHA. Great West. Great West. Kaiser Permanente HMO. MD-IPA. Medicare. NC PPO. OneNet. PHCS/Multiplan. Optimum Choice. Tricare. United Health Care.

Hospital Affiliations

Holy Cross Hospital. Washington Hospital Center.

Additional Information

Special interest in complex cataract surgery, corneal transplant, glaucoma.

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Dr. Engelstein is a graduate of The Bronx High School of Science. He received his B.A. degree from Columbia University majoring in world literature and philosophy and an M.D. degree with honors from New York University Medical School. He was an intern and resident in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins. He then did immunology research on corneal transplantation at the National Institutes of Health, and a residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Florida. He was a fellow in Corneal and External Eye Diseases at the University of London and Moorsfields Eye Hospital in England.

Dr. Engelstein was Chief of the Corneal Service in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Washington Hospital Center for twenty years, and was Chief of Ophthalmic Surgical Training at the Georgetown University-Washington Hospital Center residency program until 2009. He has served as an advisor to the Food and Drug Administration on Ophthalmic drugs, is a past Director of the Lion's Eye Bank of D.C., was a member of the advisory board of the Washington Eye Bank, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington National Eye Center. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Engelsetin has written and lectured widely on corneal transplantation and cataract and intraocular lens implant surgery. He has edited a book on cataract surgery which has been popular with ophthalmologists in the United States and Japan, and has been translated into Spanish. He is one of the most experienced surgeons in the nation in new methods of corneal transplantation. He has lectured in the United States and in South Africa on modern methods of customized corneal transplantation. He is particularly expert in caring for patients with corneal diseases, cataracts, glaucoma, external eye diseases and uveitis.

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