Dr. Aziz A. Khanifar, MD

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Dr. Aziz A. Khanifar, MD

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The Retina Group of Washington 8630 Fenton St Ste 1104, Silver Spring, MD 20910 Get Directions
(301) 495-2357

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      Specialties

      • Ophthalmology

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      • Ophthalmology

      Conditions Treated

      • Acute Endophthalmitis
      • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
      • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
      • Benign Tumor
      • Blepharitis
      • Blind Hypotensive Eye
      • Blindness
      • Brain Disorders
      • Cataract
      • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
      • Chalazion
      • Chorioretinal Scars
      • Chorioretinitis
      • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
      • Contusion of the Eyeball
      • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
      • Corneal Diseases
      • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
      • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
      • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
      • Diabetic Retinopathy
      • Diplopia
      • Drusen
      • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
      • Endophthalmitis
      • Eye Cancer
      • Eye Infections
      • Eyelid Disorders
      • Floaters
      • Foreign Body in Eye
      • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
      • Glaucoma
      • Graves' Disease
      • Hyphema
      • Hypotony of Eye
      • Iridocyclitis
      • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
      • Keratitis
      • Macular Edema
      • Macular Hole
      • Migraine
      • Ocular Hypertension
      • Optic Neuritis
      • Pars Planitis
      • Pinguecula
      • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
      • Presbyopia
      • Progressive High Myopia
      • Purulent Endophthalmitis
      • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Magnetic
      • Retina Diseases
      • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
      • Retinal Dystrophy
      • Retinal Hemorrhage
      • Retinal Ischemia
      • Retinal Neovascularization
      • Retinal Telangiectasia
      • Retinal Vein Occlusion
      • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
      • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
      • Retinoschisis
      • Sarcoidosis
      • Senile Cataracts
      • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
      • Vascular Disease
      • Visual Field Defects
      • Vitreous Hemorrhage
      • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

      Procedures Performed

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

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 2002

      • Residency Hospital
        Vanderbilt Eye Inst
      • Fellowship Hospital
        Duke Eye Ctr
      • Undergraduate School
        Vanderbilt University

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Board certified in Ophthalmology
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      Dr. Khanifar says...

      "It's equally important to follow and absorb the science—and listen to and devote sufficient time and attention to the patient. One ensures you're providing the best possible medical care while the other is essential to developing the sort of relationship that promotes good communication and helps facilitate the best possible outcome."

      After earning a Bachelor of Engineering degree (with honors) at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Khanifar attended the University of Southern California where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree. He continued his post-doctoral training with an internship in Internal Medicine at Los Angeles County General Hospital, a residency in Ophthalmology at Vanderbilt Eye Institute, a fellowship in Medical Retina and Research at Duke Eye Center and a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Through a NIH-sponsored K30 award, he also earned a Certificate in Clinical Investigation from the Clinical & Translational Science Center at Weill Cornell. Prior to joining RGW, he completed a fellowship at Asociación Para Evitar la Ceguera en México (APEC/Assoc. to Prevent Blindness in Mexico) through the Paul Kayser International Travel Scholar Award given by the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology.

      Dr. Khanifar, the only full-time Hispanic retinal surgeon in the Washington, D.C. area, is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. He is a member of national and international professional societies and organizations and is conversant in Spanish.

      Based on his research interests in retinal imaging and age-related macular degeneration, Dr. Khanifar is a leading presenter at national and international meetings and has authored a number of articles, book chapters and other works. He serves as a reviewer for the journalsRetina and Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus.