Reshma C. Katira, M.D.
FellowshipGeorgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center
The Retina Group of Washington
ResidencyRush University Medical Center
"My patients can count on me no matter what the circumstances. They know they're in the best hands, both medically and emotionally. I treat them just like I would a member of my own family, with care and compassion."
Dr. Katira, one of the few female ophthalmologists practicing full-time in the entire Washington metropolitan area, has fashioned a formidable professional career since graduating summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY-Buffalo) Honors Program where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. She chose to continue at SUNY-Buffalo for medical school and earned a Doctor of Medicine degree with the Dean’s Letter of Commendation for Clinical Excellence while also being presented with the Dr. E.J. Weisenheimer Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology. Her training continued with an internship in General Surgery and a residency in Ophthalmology—both at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago—where she served as Chief Resident. She then completed a two-year Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery with Georgetown University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center and The Retina Group of Washington.
Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 2005, Dr. Katira is licensed in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. She has affiliations with Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University Hospital, Virginia Hospital Center, Silver Spring Ophthalmology Center and Friendship Surgery Center. In keeping with her commitment to actively support the local ophthalmology community, she is a former president of the Washington DC Ophthalmic Society and serves as the D.C. representative for the American Academy of Ophthalmology Council. In recognition of both her outstanding medical work and her efforts to advance the retinal field, she was selected one of the area’s leading ophthalmologists in the most recent annual Washingtonian “Top Doctors” based on rankings by her peers.
Dr. Katira enjoys participating regularly in teaching and clinical research, and has contributed to various publications and made presentations to the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the Association for Research and Vision In Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision. She currently serves on the teaching faculty for the Ophthalmology Residency program at Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Hospital. She has been a reviewer of publications for the American Journal of Ophthalmology and the Retina Journal and has received several honors for her outstanding work.
When she’s not helping patients, Dr. Katira spends much of her personal time volunteering to help those less fortunate. Over the years, she has spent more than 500 hours working with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity and the Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps.
Recent Media Appearances & Activities/Accomplishments
In conjunction with November serving as "Diabetic Eye Disease Month," Dr. Reshma C. Katira spoke at a Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington... Read more
Dr. Reshma C. Katira Guests on Clear Channel Radio "Community"
And Discusses AMD Treatments and Medications
Dr. Reshma C. Katira was a featured guest on Clear Chanel Radio’s “Community” show and provided an overview of Age-related Macular Degeneration and some of... Read more
Dr. Reshma C. Katira appeared live on WUSA-TV’s “9 News @ 5:00” for a Diabetic Retinopathy segment . She reviewed the specifics and symptoms of the disease,... Read more