Dr. Alex Melamud, MD

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Dr. Alex Melamud, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

THE RETINA GROUP OF WASHINGTON 5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1540, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Get Directions
(301) 656-8100

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University Hospital

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Melamud says...

"I'm proud of our track record for providing top caliber teaching and training to residents and fellows. That helps us attract the best and brightest physicians, which means the practice will be in capable hands for many years to come."

A graduate of Columbia University (Bachelor of Arts degree), Dr. Melamud went on to earn both his Master of Arts and Doctor of Medicine from Case Western Reserve University. His post-graduate education included an internship in Internal Medicine at the New York University Hospital and a residency in Ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic's Cole Eye Institute, where he was elected to serve as the chief resident. He then completed a surgical and medical fellowship in Retinal Disease at the Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Melamud is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retinal Surgeons. He is licensed in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.

As a complement to his clinical care, Dr. Melamud is actively involved with research at both the national and regional level, acting as a principal and co-investigator in a number of clinical trials.  He has over a dozen peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and abstracts to his credit and presents regularly at national and regional conferences. He is the co-director of the fellowship program administered by The Retina Group of Washington in conjunction with Georgetown University and the Washington Hospital Center, and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Georgetown. Dr. Melamud has received several grants to pursue training and research, and has secured a U.S. patent for the development of a device for use during retinal surgery.

Dr. Melamud has a passion for international volunteerism and regularly travels abroad to provide surgical care to patients in Africa, Asia and South America.