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The Department of Ophthalmology

The department of Ophthalmology of the Howard University College of Medicine was established by the Board of Trustees of Howard University on January 22, 2000. Prior to that date, the Ophthalmology Service, located in the Ambulatory Care Center (Towers Building) at Howard University Hospital, was a division under the Department of Surgery. Our services include:

  • Corneal disease and cataract surgery
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Eye alignment disorders (strabismus)
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Neuro - ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastics 
  • Low vision
  • Pediatric eye care
  • Refractive surgery
  • Vitreo-Retinals Surgery

Meet the Chair

Leslie Jones, MD
Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Hospital

Commit to Give

DECEMBER 13, 1955 – APRIL 11, 2016

The impact of Robert A. Copeland, Jr., M.D. on our lives, our patients and the medical field was second to none. We kindly request that you make a donation to the Robert A. Copeland, Jr. M.D. Endowed Chair in honor of his Life, Legacy, Leadership and Vision.

Gifts may be made in Dr. Copeland’s honor online at Select "Other Designation"and in the "Other Fund Description" field, then please enter "Dr. Copeland Fund." Ypu may also download the donation pledge card.

For more information about the Endowed Chair, please contact Dr. Leslie Jones at (202) 865-3302 or

Upcoming Events

Residency Interviews
11/11/16 and 12/06/16 -- All day
Howard University Hospital,
Towers Building

Ophthalmology Interest Group Meeting
11/17/16 -- 3pm
Howard University,
College of Medicine

Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner and Health Fair
11/19/16 -- 9am - 2pm
First Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church
602 N Street, NW
Washington, DC

National Education Association Health Fair
12/3/16 -- 9am - 4pm
Metropolitan AME Church
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC


The Department of Ophthalmology Administrative Offices
Tower Building
Suite 2100
2041 Georgia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20060

Appointments & Scheduling Phone: (202) 865-1257

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm