Dr. Richard A. Garfinkel , MD


(703) 698-9335

The Retina Group Of Washington
8505 Arlington Blvd Ste 300
Fairfax, VA 22031


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 30 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 close to 20 additional research studies. He has received Honor Awards from the American Society of Retinal Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, has been named a Washingtonian Magazine “Top Doctor” and a “Best Doctor in America,” and was presented the Walter R. Parker Resident Teaching Award by the University of Michigan. He also served as medical advisor to the macular degeneration network of the Prevention of Blindness Society. In his free time, Dr. Garfinkel enjoys golf and running.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 37 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and Chinese

Education & Training


Graduation Date: in 1983

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • George Washington University Hospital
  • Virginia Hospital Center
  • Medstar Washington Hospital Center
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Specialties: Ophthalmology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Innovation Health Leap
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna VA Signature Gold HMO
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • Anthem Pathway X Tiered Hospital and Dental Prime MRF
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
  • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • CareFirst Maryland POS
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry DE PPO
  • Coventry Southern Health PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Garfinkel's Office Information

Fax: (703) 320-7003
Website: rgw.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Doctor Garfinkel's Other Office Information

The Retina Group Of Washington
5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 650
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 656-8100

Fax:(301) 165-2295
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-3:15 PM
Tue8:00 AM-3:15 PM
Wed8:00 AM-3:15 PM
Thu8:00 AM-3:15 PM
Fri8:00 AM-3:15 PM

Medstar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 877-7858

Fax:(202) 287-7656
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:


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