Dr. John Josephson, MD

Dr. John Josephson, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. John Josephson, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Fairfax, VA and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Robert Wood Johnso Med Sch in 2007 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

3998 Fair Ridge Dr Ste 105

Fairfax, VA 22033

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
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Top Care Areas

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more than 89% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 87% of peers
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Josephson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Josephson "Prior to coming to Northern Virginia years ago Dr. Josephson completed an Advanced Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Fellowship at University of California San Diego with a unique additional four month high volume LASER Fellowship at the Gordon Weiss & Schanzlin Laser Vision Center. Prior to this additional exclusive fellowship, he completed his Internship and Ophthalmology Residency at the prestigious Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Academic Center, Washington DC. His medical training was completed at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick NJ with a Distinction in Research. During his medical training he completed a Clinical Research Training Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and published numerous papers and presented his work at a number of conferences. He completed his undergraduate degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers University with High Honors and was one of the few Henry Rutgers Research Scholars.He carries with him a zeal for teaching and is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology with Georgetown University Residency program where he devotes time quarterly to train beginner surgeons the subtleties needed to master surgical technique. He also has a passion for serving the indigent population including medical mission trips. His extra-curricular interests include basketball, tennis, and spending time with his lovely wife Nancy, two beautiful daughters, as well as his church community. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Josephson "Compassion and highest level of care!"

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

67  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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15  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Robert Wood Johnso Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Georgetown University Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Georgetown University Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University of California, San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Josephson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic, Egyptian
  • Farsi
  • Korean
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Josephson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Josephson to family and friends
50 total reviews (39 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

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Dr. Josephson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Josephson Says:

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Patient Comments (39)

Dr. Josephson is consistently responsive to all questions. Furthermore, the responses are easy to understand AND, more importantly, he suggests followon tasks if necessary to address the questions. Of course, he and his staff are friendly and otherwise responsive but the medical side really is key...more
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Wonderful Doctor. He called personally the night after the procedure to see how I was feeling. Have already recommended him to some friends for cataract surgery.
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I had cataract surgery on both eyes. Dr. Josephson explained all of my options, possible outcomes, and was very committed to making sure I was pleased with the results. No glasses for the first time in 60 years!
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Went in to have a cyst on my eyelid looked at. Although not scheduled, he squeezed me in and removed it within the hour. Saved me another trip!
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I found Dr. Josepheson very easy to work with. He answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable. My surgey went very smoothly and I am looking forward to having my other eye corrected. I am very pleased with Dr. Josephson and his staff they were very helpful and accommodating.
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