Dr. Howard Weiss, MD

Dr. Howard Weiss, MD

Cataract Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Howard Weiss, MD is a cataract surgery doctor who practices in Chevy Chase, MD. He is 59 years old. Read his story

5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 950

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Weiss

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Weiss performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 97% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
more than 72% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
more than 60% of peers

Dr. Weiss's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

We're trying something new with Top Care Areas.Was it helpful for you?YesNo

Dr. Weiss' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Weiss "Dr Howard Weiss graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received his MD from Tufts University. He then studied for his Master in Public Health degree at Harvard University, and returned to the Tufts-New England Medical Center where he was a resident and chief resident in ophthalmology. Dr Weiss completed his training with a glaucoma fellowship at Harvard's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Weiss "Dr. Weiss is a highly skilled cataract and glaucoma surgeon. His colleagues consult him regularly for his expertise in surgery and laser treatment, including the use of astigmatic and multifocal lens implants to provide improved vision and freedom from eyeglasses for many of his cataract patients. His practice encompasses all of general ophthalmology and is complemented by teaching at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Georgetown University, and the Washington Hospital Center."


  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Senile Cataracts


  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Tufts University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Baystate Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Tufts New England Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard-Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard University School Of Public Health
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Weiss has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Weiss does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Weiss and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Weiss' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Weiss to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Weiss' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
washington, dc |
He is an excellent physician and I have been a patient of his for years. However the last three appointments I’ve had with him he has been extremely late. last time I waited close to an hour and a half. The other two appointments he was also over an hour late. You will get a perfunctory apology. He needs to figure out how to better schedule. I would give him a five except for the excessive tardiness
Bethesda, MD 20816 |
Had cataract surgery in both eyes with Dr. Weiss. Both procedures were painless and totally effective. The support staff was outstanding and Dr. Weiss explained the procedure several times to me including immediately before surgery. He also was happy to answer any additional questions I had. Since this was my first real surgery, he put my mind at rest with his description of the procedure and expected outcomes.
in Washington, DC |
Easy appointments. Clear explanation of procedure and risks. Close follow up. An extremely courteous and considerate physician.
Arlington, VA |
Dr Weiss performed two cataract surgeries on me, and I cannot say enough about how excellent he is! His expertise, skill, and demeanor are far and above most doctors. I truly appreciated his attentiveness to my issue, his doctor/patient relationship skills, and his overall manner caring for me from beginning to end. He has many years of experience doing eye surgery; he enjoys his work - because I asked him, and he is reassuring, compassionate, and professional. He is the BEST of the BEST!
in Washington, DC |
Dr. Weiss is an outstanding eye surgeon. He recently replaced the lenses in my eyes due to cataracts. He shows a true interest in the patient and spends sufficient time to explain and thoroughly answer any questions. I never felt hurried or pressured. His post-surgery follow-up care was also excellent. I highly recommend him for anyone contemplating cataract surgery.
in Silver Spring, MD |
I had cataract surgery on both eyes and my vision for distance was returned to 20/20 in both eyes. I was very impressed with every phase of this procedure. His office is very well equipped and all of the individuals who assisted in the procedure were professional, competent, efficient and made sure you were comfortable at every stage. The surgery clinic was amazingly competent and you felt at ease with every step. I highly recommend Dr. Weiss.
in Washington, DC |
Dr. Weiss operated on my eye for cataract removal, and from beginning to end, with his excellent staff, I was treated with kindness and patience. Their professionalism was perfect, and I had brilliant vision the day after surgery,. There was no pain, and his anesthesiologist was wonderful. I had brilliant vision the day after surgery. Dr. Weiss inspires confidence, and performs accordingly.
in Silver Spring, MD |
My experience with Dr. Weiss was very positive. He was very patient, knowledgeable, and polite as well as having extensive experience in visual conditions and surgery. He called me after the surgery to check on me and gave me his cell # in case I had any questions. He did an excellent job for me and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing this type of treatment.
in Silver Spring, MD |
Excellent surgeon - great personality - very professional and caring.
in McLean, VA |
I highly recommend Dr. Weiss. He did cataract surgery on both of my eyes, and I am very pleased with the results. In addition to the excellent results of the surgery, I was also very impressed with Dr. Weiss' friendly, professional manner and his thoroughness in examining my eyes. I had lots of questions, and he patiently answered them. I have never felt rushed during my office visits with him. I have also been impressed with the technicians and other office staff.
in Washington, DC |
Dr. Weiss was extremely professional in his interaction with me with an excellent outcome related to my cataract surgery. His follow-up care and personal interaction after surgery was most reassuring. I would recommend him to anyone seeking eye care and/or eye surgery.
Rushed Inexperienced technician Expensive tests not covered by insurance encouraged
in Silver Spring |
He explained all options clearly. I never thought I would say that I enjoyed surgery, but I really did. No pain or discomfort. After the surgery everything was much clearer. Also, whites are much whiter.
in Kensington, MD |
Have seen Dr. Weiss for many years. Have found him very thorough, professional, and courteous. He takes the time to explain implications.
in Germantown, MD |
Did unnecessary procedures not covered by insurance, very poor bedside manner, dishonest in filling out paperwork
Have you seen Dr. Howard Weiss, MD?
Are you Dr. Weiss?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. Weiss

Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Weiss accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Weiss has admitting privileges

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007
View Hospital Profile
Medstar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010
View Hospital Profile