Joshua D. Levinson, M.D.
FellowshipGeorgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center/
The Retina Group of Washington
ResidencyEmory University School of Medicine
"I can't imagine a more fulfilling career than helping people restore & preserve their vision. My goal as a retina specialist is to deliver the highest quality care while taking the time to ensure my patients and their families are well-informed and comfortable throughout the process."
After graduating from the University of Georgia as a "First Honor Graduate", Dr. Levinson attended medical school at Emory University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was chosen by his peers as one of the five “Most Outstanding Medical Students". Dr. Levinson completed his Residency in Ophthalmology at Emory and served as the department’s Chief Resident. He then completed his two-year Surgical Retina Fellowship in the combined Retina Group of Washington-Washington Hospital Center-Georgetown University Hospital program, one of the highest-volume surgical fellowships in the country. Dr. Levinson has presented research at a myriad of national meetings including the American Society of Retina Specialists National Meeting, Retina Society National Meeting, Washington Retina Symposium, Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society.
Advocating for patients at both the state and local levels has afforded Dr. Levinson the opportunity to give back to those in need. He volunteered all through his med school years at the Open Door Clinic, a free community-based screening facility in Atlanta, was an Advocacy Ambassador for an American Academy of Ophthalmology program and helped develop an Ophthalmology Interest Group Clinical Skills Workshop to teach clinical skills to medical students.
Dr. Levinson authored over a dozen published research papers including research in improving the safety of intravitreal injections for macular degeneration and diabetes, outcomes of retinal surgery for retinal detachment and diabetic eye disease and inherited retinal dystrophies. Journals that included Ophthalmology Retina, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Retina, Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases, Journal of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina and the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Dr. Levinson was selected as finalist in the Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree program at the American Academy of Ophthalmology for research work on improving the safety of intravitreal injections for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Heavily involved in the education of Georgetown Ophthalmology Residents at the Washington Hospital Center and Lions Eye clinic, Dr. Levinson supervised residents in the eye clinic and trained residents to perform retinal laser procedures for treatment of retinal tears and diabetic retinopathy as well as intravitreal injections of medications to treat macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema. He served as an instructor in the Walter reed ocular trauma surgery lab teaching military ophthalmologists-in-training surgical techniques for repair of eye injuries.
Recent Media Appearances & Activities/Accomplishments
Ophthalmology Retina Publishes RGW Results of Research Study on Preventative Measures for Intravitreal Injections to Reduce Risk of Endophthalmitis by Dr. Joshua D. Levinson & RGW Colleagues
The results of a research study on the timing of intravitreal injections to reduce the risk of Endophthalmitis—conducted by Dr. Joshua D. Levinson and several... Read more
Joshua D. Levinson’s Research on Endophthalmitis Results
In Safer Injection Techniques at Both Retina Group of Wash.
Offices and Clinics Throughout the United States
Since joining The Retina Group of Washington as a Fellow just a few short years ago, Dr. Joshua D. Levinson has fashioned a formidable record of published research... Read more
Dr. Joshua Levinson, Dr. Daniel Berinstein & Dr. Richard Garfinkel of The Retina Group of Washington presented on “Improving the Safety of Intravitreal... Read more