Jeevan R. Mathura, JR., MD

Jeevan R. Mathura, Jr., M.D., was born and raised in Washington, DC. He completed undergraduate studies at Georgetown University with a cum laude distinction. He then graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he developed an interest in research and surgery. He was selected as an Intramural Research Training Award Fellow at the National Institutes of Health and conducted a year of research where he studied neurotransmitter receptor biology. He then completed two years of general surgery training at LA County/USC Medical Center and the Washington Hospital Center. As he wanted to continue research and pursue a career in ophthalmology, he then became a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Wilmer Eye Institute - Johns Hopkins University, in the Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory. He then completed an ophthalmology residency at Nassau University Medical Center/SUNY Stonybrook and completed a prestigious fellowship in Diseases of the Retina at Northwestern University.

Before Dr. Mathura founded Diabetic Eye DC, he was an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and an attending physician at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Vitreoretinal Service at the George Washington University for a combined 12 years. In both of these roles, Dr. Mathura taught and lectured medical students, residents and ophthalmology fellows. He also was the principal investigator and co-investigator in multiple clinical trials and authored journal articles and book chapters. He became a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology in 2004 and was re-certified by the ABO in 2014.

Dr. Mathura is an avid reader and keeps current with medical literature and cutting edge treatments and technology. Because of his experience and knowledge in the field, his expertise is frequently sought after by other ophthalmologists, medical doctors in other specialties, optometrists and other professionals.

Diabetic Eye DC’s philosophy emphasizes individualized care and attention for every patient and accessibility to both patients and referring doctors. Dr. Mathura routinely gives out his cell phone number to physicians and critical patients and is also easily reached through our answering service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dr. Mathura has been happily married for over 16 years and enjoys the privilege of raising three, school-aged children.

Medical Education: University of Maryland School of Medicine

Residencies: Nassau County Medical Center/SUNY Stonybrook

Fellowships: Northwestern University, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at the Johns Hopkins University

Board Certifications: Ophthalmology


  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Vascular Occlusive Disease
  • Ocular Complications of AIDS and Posterior Uveitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Vitreoretinal Disease

Our Location

1160 Varnum St NE Suite 208 Washington, DC 20017

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


9:00 am-3:30 pm


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9:00 am-3:30 pm


9:00 am-3:30 pm


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See what our patients have to say.

  • "1st time there today. I forget the male tech's name, please forgive me, but he was ABSOLUTELY AWESOME...he made my visit pleasant. The ENTIRE staff were friendly and I'm pleased with my PCP's referral to Dr. Jeevan Mathura. I HIGHLY recommend."
    - M. P.
  • "Very professional. Very thorough. I would highly recommend them."
    - Zenaida O.
  • "Dr. Mathura, Is the best eye doctor for me. His staff Emily, Dillon, and Zack make me feel really comfortable."
    - Kim G.
  • "I'm a patient of Dr. Mathura for more than 5 yrs, Dr. Mathura is taking care of my diabetic eyes very well, he explains every state of my eyes very carefully and simply to understand, I appreciate his patience and assistance with me and other patients too. Thank you so very much, Dr. Mathura."
    - Elsayed M.
  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Mathura for about four years. He is the best at what he does and always has an intern. His staff is exemplary, always friendly and willing to assist. You never feel rushed. The atmosphere is very family-friendly. They are definitely 5 star+."
    - Robin S.
  • "I always have a great time going and it is clean and safe. The staff is always kind and considerate. I’ve had no problems with the care and they fixed my eyes."
    - J. T. M.
  • "I went with my father and he ALWAYS enjoys the visit."
    - Rodrick B.
  • "Dr. Mathura is very good about taking the appropriate amount of time with his patients. He is willing to answer questions and discuss treatment options. He values the patient's opinion."
    - Richard C.
  • "From the time I walked into the office I was greeted with smiles and knowledgeable staff. The tech that examined my eyes was knowledgeable and when it came time for the doctor to talk to me about my eyes he talked to me and not at me. I learned more about my eyes on my visit and what I need to take care of them. Thank you everyone in the office"
    - Ken M.