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Maya Bitar, MD

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Maya Bitar MD Maya Bitar MD



  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Medical Biography
Clinical Interests
  • Corneal diseases
  • Cataract
  • Pterygium
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Fuchs dystrophy
  • Corneal transplantation (PKP/DALK/DSEK/DMEK)
  • Medical School
    • Saint-Joseph Unviersity (Beirut, Lebanon)
  • Internship
    • University Hospital - Hotel-Dieu de France, (Beirut, Lebanon)
    • Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, MI)
  • Fellowship
    • Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School - Fuchs' Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy
    • University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill - Cornea and Refractive Surgery
    • Miracles in Sight Eye Bank in North Carolina - Eye Bank Fellowship
    • Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Chicago - Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Fellowship
  • Residency
    • University of Louisville - Ophthalmology
Board Certified
  • Ophthalmology
Languages Spoken:
  • French
  • Arabic

Dr. Maya Bitar is a board–certified, fellowship trained ophthalmologist who specializes in diseases and surgery of the cornea, the front part of the eye, and in refractive surgery including LASIK. She treats a variety of conditions that can cause red eye ranging from dry eye syndrome to tumors. She has expertise in cataract surgery and in all types of cornea transplantations including latest micro-incision techniques like DMEK (Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty) that allows patients with Fuchs dystrophy and other causes of corneal swelling to recover their vision in a couple of weeks.

Dr. Bitar serves as an associate professor of ophthalmology at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She has published numerous peer-reviewed publications and she presented her work at national and international meetings. She is fluent in French and Arabic.