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William Madigan, Jr., MD

Service: Ophthalmology
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Board Certifications:
American Board of Ophthalmology
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Pediatric Ophthalmology

Medical School – Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (1982)
Internship – Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1983)
Residency – Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1987)
Fellowship – Children's National Medical Center (1989)

Clinic Locations: Fairfax

Keystone Publications:

Pediatric Corneal Structural Development During Childhood Characterized by Ultrasound Biomicroscopy.
Maripudi S, Byrd J, Qureshi A, Stoleru G, Levin MR, Saeedi OJ, Munir W, Bazemore M, Karwoski B, Martinez C, Jaafar MS, Madigan WP, Alexander JL.J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2020 Jul 1;57(4):238-245. doi: 10.3928/01913913-20200506-01.PMID: 32687208

Back to the Future: Vitreous Pupillary Block and Glaucoma in a Child After Lensectomy.
Murdock B, Kueny L, Madigan WP.J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2020 Jun 23;57:e48-e50. doi: 10.3928/01913913-20200522-01.PMID: 32579688

Deep Learning Model for Accurate Automatic Determination of Phakic Status in Pediatric and Adult Ultrasound Biomicroscopy Images.
Le C, Baroni M, Vinnett A, Levin MR, Martinez C, Jaafar M, Madigan WP, Alexander JL.Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2020 Dec 23;9(2):63. doi: 10.1167/tvst.9.2.63. eCollection 2020 Dec.PMID: 33409005

Management of a Case of Undercorrection Following Surgery for Infantile Esotropia.
DeRespinis PA, Dotan G, Kipp M, Madigan WP, Wagner RS.J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2016 Nov 1;53(6):326-329. doi: 10.3928/01913913-20160520-01.PMID: 27858944

Optical coherence tomography to monitor vigabatrin toxicity in children.
Origlieri C, Geddie B, Karwoski B, Berl MM, Elling N, McClintock W, Alexander J, Bazemore M, de Beaufort H, Hutcheson K, Miller M, Taylormoore J, Jaafar MS, Madigan W.J AAPOS. 2016 Apr;20(2):136-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2015.10.020.PMID: 27079594

Management of congenital fourth cranial nerve palsy.
Madigan WP
, Reynolds JD, Strominger M, Wagner RS.J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2014 Mar-Apr;51(2):70-2. doi: 10.3928/01913913-20131018-03.PMID: 24661367

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Service: Ophthalmology
Personal Sketch:

William P. Madigan Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. is the Chief of the Division of Ophthalmology at Children’s National Hospital. He is a Professor of Surgery and past Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland from 1995-2015. He is a past Residency Program Director and Chairman at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Consultant to the Surgeon General for Ophthalmology. He completed his fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology under Dr. Marshall Parks at Children's National in 1989 and later served as the Fellowship Director from 2008-2016.

He is an internationally respected pediatric ophthalmologist who is referred the most complex patients from throughout the world to benefit from his expertise. He is one of the very few awarded The Ancient Order of St. Lucia by the Society of Military Ophthalmologists for exceptional contributions to the United States of America. His expertise spans the entire spectrum of eye care for children as well as for adults with strabismus. He is one of a very small group that are experienced pediatric glaucoma surgeons and he provides the entire gamut of cutting-edge surgical care for glaucoma in children. In addition to glaucoma he cares for children with cataracts, ptosis and other eyelid conditions, strabismus, ocular tumors , tear duct abnormalities and other complex diseases.

Dr. Madigan is a past President of the Washington Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the Medical Committee of the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan D.C. He is active in research and many professional organizations. He serves on several important professional committees and has published his research extensively in journals and book chapters. He is a past member of the Medical Executive Committee at Children’s National Medical Center and served on the Board of Directors for both the Children’s National Health Network and the Friends of USUHS organization for many years. He has received the Achievement Honor Award from the American Association of Ophthalmology. He was the elected President of the USUHS Alumni Association from 1982-2014. He is a member of the Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, and has been recognized as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists.