Dr. Josephson is a Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained ophthalmologist with a passion for ingenuity and advancement. He has been serving the Loudoun and Fairfax communities for years with care and compassion and now is excited to welcome you to Eye Specialists & Surgeons of Northern Virginia.
Prior to coming to Northern Virginia years ago, he completed an Advanced Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Fellowship at University of California San Diego with a unique additional four month high volume LASER Fellowship at the Gordon Weiss & Schanzlin Laser Vision Center. Prior to this additional exclusive fellowship, he completed his Internship and Ophthalmology Residency at the prestigious Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Academic Center, Washington DC. His medical training was completed at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick NJ with a Distinction in Research. During his medical training, he completed a Clinical Research Training Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and published numerous papers and presented his work at a number of conferences. He completed his undergraduate degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers University with High Honors and was one of the few Henry Rutgers Research Scholars.
He carries with him a zeal for teaching and is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology with the Georgetown University Residency program where he devotes time quarterly to train beginner surgeons the subtleties needed to master surgical technique. He also has a passion for serving the indigent population including medical mission trips. His extra-curricular interests include basketball, tennis, and spending time with his lovely wife Nancy, three beautiful daughters, as well as his church community.
Dr. Meghan G. Moroux is a board-certified ophthalmologist with a focus in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataract surgery. She is originally from Jackson, Mississippi. She received her B.S. degree in Biology from Millsaps College, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude. She received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, where she excelled academically, being inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and graduating cum laude. Dr. Moroux completed her residency training at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. where she served as chief resident. She remains actively involved in teaching the Georgetown ophthalmology residents by supervising their outpatient clinic each month.
Dr. Moroux specializes in diabetic eye evaluations and treatment, medical and laser treatment of glaucoma, and advanced technology cataract surgery including femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery. She believes in treating each patient as if he or she were a member of her own family and actively engages each patient in his or her own treatment plan.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and new daughter, planning dinner parties with friends, and watching sports.
Hubert H. Pham, MD, MS is a board-certified ophthalmologist with a focus on comprehensive ophthalmology, advanced cataract, and medical retina. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases, cataracts, and glaucoma.
Dr. Pham’s unique upbringing, as the son of Vietnamese immigrants who lived in Mexico and Zimbabwe, was formative to his desire to pursue a career in medicine. His mission has always been to alleviate suffering locally and internationally, having experienced it so profoundly in his youth.
He attended Cornell University, where he graduated with honors in Biomedical and Environmental Engineering. He went on to pursue his Master of Science in Physiology at Georgetown University. He received his medical doctorate from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he graduated cum laude. During medical school, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and won numerous awards.
Following medical school, he completed his internship at INOVA Fairfax, where he was awarded the ‘Best Teacher Award’ in Internal Medicine. He continued his ophthalmology training at the Georgetown University Hospital / Washington Hospital Center, where he served as Chief Resident of Education. During that time, he published numerous abstracts and papers, and presented his research nationally and internationally.
After training, he joined one of the largest ophthalmology groups in Seattle, where he led a successful practice and won ‘Top Doctor’ award multiple years in a row. He then continued his career at Kaiser Permanente, where he learned to practice medical retina and treat the spectrum of macular diseases.
Sabita Ittoop MD is a board-certified, fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist. Dr. Ittoop uses cutting-edge technology to create customized treatments for her patients. Her skills include complex cataract surgeries, glaucoma laser treatments, minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries, trabeculectomies, and glaucoma drainage devices.
After graduating from Cornell University, Dr. Ittoop obtained a Master’s in Public Health at Columbia University prior to completing her medical degree at UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Ittoop returned to Columbia University for her intern year and completed her residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester, where she served as Chief Resident, before completing a fellowship in glaucoma at the University of Colorado.
Throughout her career, Dr. Ittoop has been an advocate for education. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at George Washington University, where she mentors ophthalmology residents and graduate students, and a Consulting Physician for Congress, the Department of State, and Maritime Medical Access. Dr. Ittoop is the lead author of numerous chapters and peer-reviewed journals and her work has been published in the prestigious American Journal of Ophthalmology and Journal of Glaucoma. She is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, and the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
In addition to her clinical and academic responsibilities, Dr Ittoop dedicates her time to community and international outreach programs. She has volunteered at the prestigious LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderbad, India and has provided eye care to remote regions of Ecuador.
Dr. Erin Ong was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland. She is a board-certified ophthalmologist who completed residency training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she served as a chief resident. She received further training in Cornea, External Disease, & Refractive Surgery as a fellow at the number one ranking Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Prior to her ophthalmology training, she completed an intern year at Mercy Medical Center and earned both her Doctor of Medicine and Masters in Genomic Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She received her Bachelors of Science and Art in Neurobiology & Physiology and cum laude in Psychology as a double major at the University of Maryland. She has served as a trip leader on short term medical mission trips to Nicaragua and volunteered at Healthcare for the Homeless, Sight Savers for free vision screenings for the Baltimore community, and Maryland Society of Eye Physicians (MSEPS) Advocacy Day.
Dr. Ong has a special interest in cataract surgery, corneal transplants, pterygiums, and complex anterior segment surgery. Outside of work, she loves to hike, kayak, snowboard, play board games, and cook with her family and church community
Kristen E. Dunbar, M.D. is a reconstructive and cosmetic oculofacial surgeon and board-certified ophthalmologist. Her areas of expertise include aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of eyelids (ptosis, blepharoplasty, ectropion, entropion), management of the tear drainage system, periocular lesions, eyelid reconstruction after skin cancer removal, and facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Dunbar completed a two-year surgical fellowship, accredited by the prestigious American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). During this training, Dr. Dunbar gained a breadth of surgical and clinical experience treating patients at Columbia University Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York University Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital, as well as Park Avenue plastic surgery practices. After completing fellowship, she joined Omni Eye Services as an oculoplastic surgery attending and remained on staff at the New York University Langone and Bellevue Hospital centers where she continued to teach residents and fellows.
Dr. Dunbar graduated from the University of Virginia where she received a Bachelors of Science. She received her medical degree from Emory University Medical School in Atlanta, Georgia and completed her residency at Tufts Medical Center/New England Eye Center where she served as chief resident. Dr. Dunbar has published numerous research papers, book chapters, and lectured at ophthalmology conferences across the country. In addition to her practice, she is an avid tennis player, earning a NCAA Division I scholarship, enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband and two young daughters.
Lori S. Snyder, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist who grew up in Maryland and attended high school at the National Cathedral School in Washington, DC. Dr. Snyder attended college at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After earning her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Dr. Snyder completed her internship in internal medicine at the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania. Following a three year ophthalmology residency at the Krieger Eye Institute at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore where she served as Chief Resident, Dr. Snyder completed a fellowship in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Snyder received her Board Certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology.
While in medical school, Dr. Snyder was elected to serve as President, Governing Council Representative, and Delegate of the Medical Student Section of the American Medical Association. Throughout her ophthalmology residency, Dr. Snyder was an Executive Board Member of the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. During her residency, Dr. Snyder volunteered for the Maryland Society for Sight and Healthcare and provided free medical care on the Homeless Vision Van. Dr. Snyder was selected to serve as the ophthalmology judge for the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society Exhibit at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and has enjoyed participating in this event. Dr. Snyder is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Prema Modak received her medical degree through a combined 7 yr. dual B.S./M.D. degree program. She received her B.S. degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, majoring in Chemical Biology and her M.D. degree from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School in her home state of New Jersey. She completed her medical training in comprehensive ophthalmology from the George Washington University Hospital, where she served as chief resident.
After graduation, Dr. Modak worked at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia for several years, and has been in private practice in the Washington, DC area. She is a board certified ophthalmologist and has a special interest in integrative ophthalmology and prevention of age aquired eye conditions. She believes in treating the whole patient, specifically using ocular health as a window to overall physical well-being.
Dr. Julia Pierce is a licensed, board- certified optometrist. She performs ocular health examinations, both routine and medical based. She also provides post-operative care for patients recovering from ocular surgery.
She loves contact lenses and enjoys fitting soft lens, rigid lenses, and specially scleral lenses in order to help patients reach their visual potential. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Virginia Optometric Association.
Dr. Pierce is a native of northern Virginia. She received a Bachelor in Science from the University of Mary Washington and earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry, in Boston. While there, she lived next door to the Red Sox stadium in Fenway Park! (Don’t worry, she is also a Washington Nationals fan.) Dr Pierce is accepting new patients.