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 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 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 recently completed her training in comprehensive ophthalmology from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. where she served as chief resident.
Medicine runs in her family, as Dr. Moroux’s two older siblings are also physicians in the Washington, D.C. area. She is excited to join Eye Specialists and Surgeons of Northern Virginia and is looking forward to meeting and caring for her new patients.
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 since 2010. 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.
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 in 2001.
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 since 2004. 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. 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.