Reena A. Garg, MD specializes in the medical, laser, and surgical treatment of glaucoma and cataract. In addition to her time here at Washington Eye Institute she also serves as the Associate Program Director for the ophthalmology residency program at Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University.
She previously practiced in Atlanta, GA in private practice for 2 years. Prior to that, she served as an Assistant Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in the Department of Ophthalmology. There, she was an Attending physician for the ophthalmology residents at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, educating residents both clinically and surgically.
Dr. Garg graduated from Drexel University School of Medicine with high honors and completed her Internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She then completed her Ophthalmology residency at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where she served as Chief Resident. There, Dr. Garg was actively involved in teaching and pioneered their formal surgical curriculum. She then went on to complete a highly intensive subspecialty fellowship in the field of Glaucoma at the world-renowned Columbia University in New York City.
Dr. Garg has been actively involved with research throughout her education, being published in many peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters under her name.
Dr. Garg is known for her kindness and compassion towards patients, co-workers, and colleagues. She was awarded the prestigious Humanism in Ophthalmology award during her Chief Residency—an honor only given to one resident per year.