Dr. Frank A. Spellman, MD

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Ophthalmology | Male

SPELLMAN FRANK A MD 901 A St NE # NE, Washington, DC 20002 Get Directions
(202) 331-1188

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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
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Coreoplasty
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Ca

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Kaiser Fdn Hospital

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Harvard/Mass Ee Infirm

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

    Completed in 1983

    University Calif Med Center

    Completed in 1979

  • Undergraduate School
    Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • Malpractice claims in District of Columbia not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Spellman says...

Dr. Spellman is a native Washingtonian who represents the 3rd generation of his family to practice medicine and perform surgery in the local community. He was a National Achievement Scholar at Johns Hopkins University, from which he received his BA as a Natural Sciences major. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California at San Francisco, where he was also a pre-residency fellow in Ophthalmic Pathology, and served as an intern in internal medicine at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Oakland, Calif. His post-doctoral training included a Residency in Ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School and a Fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute /University of Miami.

In addition to being certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), Dr. Spellman has served as an ABO Associate Board Examiner in Retina since 1988 and is licensed to practice in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. He has served as Director of Retinal Services at Howard University Hospital and Vice Chairman of Ophthalmology at The Washington Hospital Center, maintaining affiliations with both of those hospitals as well as the Friendship Surgical Center. He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists, Washington, D.C. Ophthalmology Society, National Medical Association and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Spellman has authored several papers and has made a considerable number of national presentations. He has been named a Washingtonian "Top Doctor," been recognized in "Best Doctors in America" and selected as one of "America's Top Ophthalmologists." His personal interests include The Georgetown Preparatory School—where he serves as a Trustee and is a former "Alumnus of the Year"—golf and antique cars.