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Meet Dr. Albert Cytryn

Dr. Cytryn is the author of numerous scientific papers and textbook chapters and is the Past President of the Washington Metropolitan Eye Society. He is formerly the Director of the Oculoplastic Program at Suburban Hospital and preceptor for plastic surgery training at the Krieger Eye Institute. Dr. Cytryn is an active member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS) and recognized for his contributions in the latest aesthetic and reconstruction techniques used today. He has been invited to train doctors in distant parts of the world where his expertise has been desperately needed. These travels have taken him to Madurai, India; Katmandu, Nepal; and Tel Aviv, Israel.

Dr. Cytryn is married and has four children. He is a portrait sculptor and abstract painter.

Dr. Albert Cytryn grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and attended George Washington University Medical School, graduating with honors. He first began his surgical training at the Krieger Eye Institute, which was an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Dr. Cytryn developed an interest in eyelid and facial plastic surgery while training at the Krieger and went on to pursue further training at the National Institutes of Health and Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. It was during his Fellowship at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary that Dr. Cytryn began his mentoring with Dr. Allen Putterman, who is considered the grandfather of eyelid and facial plastic surgery and was a key innovator in the development of facial plastic surgery as a sub-specialty. Upon completing of his Fellowship training in Chicago in 1993, Dr. Cytryn joined the Center for Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery. He became an Assistant Professor at both Georgetown and George Washington University Hospitals and has received numerous honors for his training of surgical residents at these institutions.

Albert S. Cytryn M.D. is an eyelid and facial plastic surgeon practicing in Bethesda, Maryland, Greenbelt, Maryland, and Annandale, Virginia. Dr. Cytryn is a native of Washington, D.C., and completed his training at the prestigious Krieger Eye Institute and the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is a clinical assistant professor at Georgetown University and George Washington University Hospitals, and is a past president of the Washington Ophthalmological Society. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS), and a fellow in the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

Dr. Cytryn lectures extensively on all aspects of facial plastic surgery, both regionally and abroad. He has staff privileges at hospitals and surgery centers throughout the greater Washington area. 


American Board of Ophthalmology/Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery 


George Washington University 


Washington Hospital Center 


Krieger Eye Institute 


Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary 


NIH, Bethesda, Maryland