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Melanie Joyce Buttross, M.D.

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Eye Associates of Washington DC

Appointment Phone: 202-686-6700
4910 Massachusetts Ave NW
Ste 21
Washington, DC 20016 map
Phone: 202-686-6700 | Fax: 202-537-1442

Eye Associates of Washington DC

8330 Boone Blvd
Ste 160
Vienna, VA 22182 map
Phone: 703-442-8129 | Fax: 409-442-9688


Dr. Melanie J. Buttross is an ophthalmologist affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital. Dr. Buttross is board certified in ophthalmology and practices out of Eye Associates of Washington, D.C. located in Washington, D.C. and Vienna, Va. She is also affiliated with Washington Hospital Center, where she is involved in resident education, Children’s National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center. 

Dr. Buttross is a corneal specialist that focuses on cataracts, contact lenses, laser vision correction and comprehensive ophthalmology. 

Dr. Buttross earned her undergraduate degree and her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at George Washington University Hospital, as well as a corneal and external disease fellowship at the University of Florida.

Dr. Buttross is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Medical Society of the District of Columbia and donates her skills and time to Catholic charities. She has been named a Top MD by Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine and a Super Doctor by the Washington Post. 

Dr. Buttross has contributed to various publications and presentations. more

Departments / Divisions

  • Ophthalmology at Sibley Memorial Hospital



  • MD, Louisiana State University School of Medicine (1986)


  • The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences / Ophthalmology (1990)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology / Ophthalmology (1991)

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