Dr. Thomas Clinch, MD

Dr. Thomas Clinch, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Thomas Clinch, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Chevy Chase, MD and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1983 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2 Wisconsin Cir Ste 230

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Clinch

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. Clinch performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Dry Eyes
very high
more than 98% of peers
Retinal Dystrophy
very high
more than 94% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
more than 83% of peers

Dr. Clinch'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.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Visual Field Defects


Read Less

10  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery

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.


  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Naval Regl Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Clinch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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

Dr. Clinch's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clinch to family and friends
20 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Clinch's 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 (1)

Words are inadequate to describe how elated I am at the gift of sight given back to me by the extraordinary team at Eye Doctors of Washington, specifically my surgeon, Dr. Thomas Clinch. Some background: At least 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with early cataracts in my mid-50s by my...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Are you Dr. Clinch?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!