Education & Training

Medical School

University of Baghdad, College of Medicine

Residency

Ophthalmology

  • The Islamic Hospital - Amman

Fellowship

Ophthalmology

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Pediatric Ophthalmology

  • Children's National Medical Center

Neuro Ophthalmology

  • Henry Ford Hospital

Boards

Board Certification Equiv

Insurances

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Academic Information

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology Division

Research Interests

  • Adult and pediatric strabismus
  • Nystagmus
  • Congenital syndromes associated with eye disorders
  • Myopia progression
  • Pediatric neuro-ophthalmic conditions
  • Use of cell phones and new technologies in ophthalmology practice

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric eye and vision exam
  • Pediatric and adult strabismus
  • Congenital cataract and glaucoma
  • Retinopathy of prematurity

Awards & Honors

  • Member of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Member of American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member of Costenbader Society
  • Member of International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)
  • Member of The Jordanian Medical Association
  • Member of the Iraqi Medical Association

Publications

  • Kong,L., Fry, M., Al-Samarraie, M., Gilbert, C., & Steinkuller,  P.G. (2012).  An Update on Progress and the Changing Epidemiology of Causes of Childhood Blindness Worldwide.  Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, JAAPOS. 2012, Dec; 16(6), (6): 501-507.
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