Dr. Reginald Sanders, MD

Dr. Reginald Sanders, MD

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Age 59
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Dr. Reginald Sanders, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Chevy Chase, MD and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1985 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 650

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chorioretinitis
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Sanders' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sanders "Our collective experience and expertise in so many sub-specialties makes our practice uniquely qualified to treat virtually anyone for any type of retinal disease or condition. That means our patients receive the highest quality and most comprehensive care." After graduating (with honors) from the University of Virginia with a degree in Biochemistry, Dr. Sanders went on to receive his medical degree from Yale University. An internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital was followed by a residency in Ophthalmology at the world-renowned Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, where he was chosen Co-Chief Resident. He then completed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School, during which time he was selected as the Chief Fellow and worked as a Research Associate. Upon finishing his retinal training at Harvard, Dr. Sanders joined RGW, where he has since remained. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is licensed throughout the D.C. area. He is affiliated with the Georgetown University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, Children's Hospital, and Howard University School of Medicine. He has clinical professorships at both Howard and Georgetown medical schools. Dr. Sanders has served as Chief of the Retina Service at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center since 2001. Dr. Sanders has fashioned a career in education and research with RGW. He is well published, having more than 50 papers, publication articles and presentations to his credit, and has lectured nationally and abroad. He has served as an investigator/sub-investigator in numerous studies of new retinal treatments, including being a principal investigator for the landmark Lucentis® treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Sanders has also filled leadership roles for—and is still active in—many local and national professional societies and organizations. In addition he has been consistently recognized for his clinical skills, as evidenced by a number of professional honors. Dr. Sanders has been listed through the years in Washingtonian "Top Doctors," "Best Doctors in America" and "America's Top Ophthalmologists."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

65  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • 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
  • 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
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • 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
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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7  Procedures

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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University of Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Mass EE Infirm
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sanders has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sanders' Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sanders to family and friends
10 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Sanders' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Sanders took as much time as I needed to explain my multiple retinal detachments. He draws sketches as he explains that you can take with you to help you remember or explain to others. He is patient, kindly and has a good sense of humor in my experience.
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