Melissa Kern MD

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Dr. Kern's clinical interests include pediatric glaucoma, congenital and acquired pediatric cataract, retinopathy of prematurity and strabismus. Dr. Kern is a clinical associate professor at Howard University Hospital and has a faculty appointment at Georgetown University Hospital. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and two children.


  • 1993-95:
 Fellow Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 
Children's Hospital, Los Angeles
University of Southern California School of Medicine
  • 1989-92:
 Resident in Ophthalmology, New England Medical Center
, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston
  • 1988-89:
 Intern, Transitional Program, 
St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • 1984-88: 
Doctor of Medicine
, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans
  • 1980-84: 
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Language and Literature, cum laude, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts


  • 1993: American Board of Ophthalmology


  • 1982-84: John Harvard Scholar 

  • 1982-83: Elizabeth Carey Agassiz: Scholarship

  • 1980-81: Harvard College Scholar
1980-81: Elizabeth Carey Agassiz: Certificate of Merit


  • 1993-95:
 Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology, 
USC School of Medicine, Los Angeles
  • 1992-93: 
Attending Staff, Department of Surgery
, Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • 1989-92:
 Clinical Fellow in Surgery (Ophthalmology)
 Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston


  • Insler MS, Kern MD, Keratoconjunctivitis Due to Adenovirus Type 8: A Local Outbreak. 
South Med J 82:159-60, 1989.
  • Insler MS, Kern MD, Kaufman HE. Results of Neodymium: YAG Laser Posterior Capsulotomy Following Penetrating Keratoplasty. J Cataract Refract Surg 16:369-71, 1990.

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Board Certified
Primary Specialty
Pediatric Opthalmology
Secondary Specialty
Ophthalmologist (MD)