Alexander Melamud, M.D., M.A.
ResidencyCleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute
"I'm proud of our track record for providing top caliber teaching and training to residents and fellows. That helps us attract the best and brightest physicians, which means the practice will be in capable hands for many years to come."
A graduate of Columbia University (Bachelor of Arts degree), Dr. Melamud went on to earn both his Master of Arts and Doctor of Medicine from Case Western Reserve University. His post-graduate education included an internship in Internal Medicine at the New York University Hospital and a residency in Ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute, where he was elected to serve as the chief resident. He then completed a surgical and medical fellowship in Retinal Disease at the Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Melamud is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retinal Surgeons. He is licensed in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.
As a complement to his clinical care, Dr. Melamud is actively involved with research at both the national and regional level, acting as a principal and co-investigator in a number of clinical trials. He has over a dozen peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and abstracts to his credit and presents regularly at national and regional conferences. He is the co-director of the fellowship program administered by The Retina Group of Washington in conjunction with Georgetown University and the Washington Hospital Center, and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Georgetown. Dr. Melamud has received several grants to pursue training and research, and has secured a U.S. patent for the development of a device for use during retinal surgery. He is highly respected by his professional peers, who selected him one of the area’s top ophthalmologists in the most recent annual Washingtonian “Top Doctors” rankings.
Dr. Melamud has a passion for international volunteerism and regularly travels abroad to provide surgical care to patients in Africa, Asia and South America.
Recent Media Appearances & Activities/Accomplishments
Dr. Alex Melamud and Dr. Sam Kim Investigate Endophthalmitis Risk Factors, Finding Ways to Significantly Reduce Risk of Post-Surgery Infection
Dr. Alex Melamud and Dr. Sam Kim from the Retina Group of Washington investigated the risk factors for a severe infection known as endophthalmitis, which can occur... Read more
Doctors Alexander Melamud, Sam Kim, and Gayatri S. Reilly Presented Paper on Endophthalmitis After Vitrectomy Surgery
Dr. Alexander Melamud, Dr. Sam Kim and Dr. Gayatri S. Reilly presented the results of a paper entitled Endophthalmitis After Vitrectomy Surgery: A Case Control... Read more
Dr. Alex Melamud publishes paper on lens surgery and patient outcomes in American Journal of Ophthalmology
Dr. Alex Melamud has published a paper evaluating the safety and efficacy of complex secondary intraocular lens surgery in patients who also undergo pars plana... Read more