Gayatri S. Reilly, M.D.

Retina Specialist & Vitreoretinal Surgeon

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Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center
The Retina Group of Washington

University of Maryland

“It’s stating the obvious to say that a person’s eyesight is a precious thing. When a patient comes in with a serious problem, I recognize the enormous responsibility that puts on me. I accept it respectfully and approach each case with it top of mind.”

Dr. Reilly started her academic training by graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from New York University. She then received her medical degree from the Penn State College of Medicine and completed her Ophthalmology residency at the University of Maryland where she was honored by serving as the Chief Resident during her senior year. She completed her surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital-Washington Hospital Center-The Retina Group of Washington.

Having compiled a formidable research resume, Dr. Reilly has been a primary or co-investigator for several ophthalmology, uveitis and psychology papers. She has made poster and paper presentations at The Retina Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS). She has received recognition for producing the “Best Research Project” and was awarded a travel grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI).

Dr. Reilly has always maintained an interest in the teaching and educating of residents, first at the University of Maryland and continuing at Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center where she was nominated for the Golden Apple Teaching Award as selected by the residents. She has participated in a number of medical eye missions, educating other physicians on eye examinations and performing comprehensive exams and surgeries on indigent patients in both the United States and abroad.

Dr. Reilly is currently licensed in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.

Media Appearances & Activities/Accomplishments

Dr. Gayatri S. Reilly Discusses Retinal Detachment Causes, Symptoms & Risk Factors at Vision Support Lunch in Chevy Chase

Dr. Gayatri S. Reilly provided insights and information on the causes, symptoms and risk victors of Retinal Detachments at the Vision Support “Lunch & Learn” held recently at the Friendship Heights Village Center in Chevy Chase, MD.

John Carroll Society Selects Dr. Gayatri Reilly to Receive the Pro Bono Health Care Award

Dr. Gayatri S. Reilly has been selected to receive the John Carroll Society 2018 Pro Bono Health Care Award. This award is given annually by the John Carroll Society to those medical, dental, nursing, and allied health care volunteers who have made significant contributions in health care to the uninsured and indigent.

Doctors Kevin Wells, Lucas Lindsell and Gayatri Reilly Were Honored with First Place in Their Category at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery held May 5 – 9 in Los Angeles, CA judges selected “The Evolution of Pre-Existing Epiretinal Membranes Following Cataract Extraction” authored by Retina Group of Washington doctors Kevin Wells MD, Lucas Lindsell MD and Gayatri Reilly MD to be presented live in the Pediatric/Glaucoma/Retina Category. It was honored with First Place in this division. The talk highlighted features macular pucker that may predict the need for future vitrectomy surgery in patients undergoing cataract surgery.

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Days: Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Location: Rockville Chevy Chase Chevy Chase Rockville


Chevy Chase, MD

5454 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 650 Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Tel: 301.656.8100
Fax: 301.652.2957

Rockville, MD

600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 320 Rockville, MD 20852

Tel: 301.315.2198
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