Richard A. Garfinkel, M.D.
FellowshipAssociated Retinal Consultants at Wayne State University
William Beaumont Hospital
ResidencyW. K. Kellogg Eye Center (University Of Michigan)
"I pride myself on my commitment to quality; my patients expect and deserve that. We are regarded as the best in the field and we accept the responsibility of setting the standard for medical treatment and patient care. And we can’t rest on our laurels. We need to maintain that quality in everything we do."
Dr. Garfinkel is a graduate of the Honors program at the University of Michigan where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. He continued his studies at the New York University School of Medicine—where he received his Doctor of Medicine—before returning to Michigan for his residency at the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, where he also served as Chief Resident. He then completed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases with the Associated Retinal Consultants at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the William Beaumont Hospital.
Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology with licenses from the states of Virginia and Maryland and the District of Columbia, Dr. Garfinkel has hospital appointments at Washington Hospital Center, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and the Friendship Surgery Center. He also is a clinical assistant professor at Georgetown University Hospital and has a courtesy appointment at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Garfinkel is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and serves on its Practice Management Committee. He is also a member of the University of Michigan W.K. Kellogg Alumni Advisory Board.
Dr. Garfinkel has published articles in numerous publications and has generated more than 40 abstracts and presentations in his professional career. He is active in clinical research, having been the principle investigator in many national multi-center clinical trials and the sub-investigator in more than 25 additional research studies. He has received Honor Awards from the American Society of Retinal Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and has been named a Washingtonian Magazine “Top Doctor” and a “Best Doctor in America.” His alma mater has presented Dr. Garfinkel with the University of Michigan-Kellogg Eye Center Alumni Achievement Award as well as the Walter R. Parker Resident Teaching Award. He also is the recipient of the Professional Service Award from the Prevention of Blindness Society, where he has served as medical advisor to the group’s macular degeneration network.
In his free time, Dr. Garfinkel enjoys golf and running.
Recent Media Appearances & Activities/Accomplishments
Dr. Reginald J. Sanders and Dr. Richard A. Garfinkel Serve at the Annual American Society of Retina Specialists Meeting
Dr. Reginald J. Sanders served as chair and organizer of the Annual American Society of Retina Specialists Business of Retina Meeting in Dallas, TX. Dr. Richard A.... Read more
Dr. Richard A. Garfinkel Presents Protocol for SPECTRA Trial
On Treating Geographic Atrophy in Macular Degeneration patients
Dr. Richard Garfinkel presented the protocol of the ongoing clinical research trial, SPECTRI, to eye specialists in Northern Virginia. SPECTRI examines the role of... Read more
Drs. William Deegan and Richard Garfinkel Present Talks in the Community on Important Developments in Retinal Care
It’s been a busy month for Drs. William Deegan and Richard Garfinkel, who have presented lectures at a number of local events on important topics surrounding... Read more