6400 Arlington Blvd
Suite 600
Falls Church, VA 22042
Office: (703) 288-9001
Fax: (703) 288-5169



1850 Town Center Parkway,
Pavilion 2, Suite 564
Reston, Virginia 20190
Office: (703) 435-8400
Fax: (703) 435-8249



2296 Opitz Blvd
Suite 290
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Office: (571) 529-5022
Fax: (703)-288-5169

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Alexandre F. Gauthier, M.D.

Dr. Alexandre Gauthier is a vitreo-retinal surgeon at Virginia Retina Specialists (VRS).  Dr. Gauthier specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina.  


Dr. Gauthier received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the George Washington University. He received the Curtis E. McCalip scholarship and was selected as the graduation speaker for the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He then obtained his Doctorate in Medicine from George Washington University School of Medicine - graduating in the top quartile of his class. Subsequently, Dr. Gauthier undertook a year of general surgery training at Stanford Hospital, before returning to George Washington University to complete his residency training in ophthalmology.  He then pursued a medical and surgical retina fellowship under the mentorship of Bert M. Glaser at the National Retina Institute (NRI) based in Towson, Maryland, and covering areas across Maryland and Virginia. After completing his training, he practiced as the lead retinal specialist for  a large multispecialty group in Palm Beach Florida.   As of 2018, Dr. Gauthier and his family returned home to the Washington D.C. area, where he also provides vitreoretinal services for multispecialty practices in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Dr. Gauthier has presented his clinical research at various conferences such as the International Society of Retinal Lasers and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. In addition, his research on VEGF levels Diabetic Macular Edema was published in the Journal of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.  Dr. Gauthier clinical interests include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases, and diseases of the choroid.

Dr. Gauthier is available to see new patients in the Reston office as part of Virginia Retina Specialists