Dr. Malone - Top Medical Professional

Timothy J. Malone, M.D.

Such wonderful luck I've had finding such a fulfilling career that simply asked me to look people in the eye, talk with them, and then find and provide the best treatment to make them better! That's ophthalmology. And I have saved sight and saved lives (with my surgical cancer work). In a typical day, I made eyes see better, made them more comfortable and even made them look better!

In my subspecialty of eyelid, orbital and facial plastic surgery, I performed over 10,000 major operations and many more office procedures. As a faculty member of Georgetown University Hospital and Director of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, I was very fortunate to meet and help train a generation of outstanding ophthalmology residents. It was a high privilege for me to serve as a trusted surgical consultant for so many medical colleagues over the decades.

My general ophthalmology practice in Great Falls, Virginia, over 33 years offered me the privilege and pleasure of meeting and caring for so many multi-generational families. I respected my patients' time by running an on-time office. It was such a daily pleasure to get to know my patients, from the smallest child to the striving college student to the certified flight instructor to the mother at home and to the CEO of a major D.C. bank and television news anchor. For me to listen to them and learn from them day after day over decades has been a huge education and an incredible treat and privilege.

I am deeply grateful for every teacher I've had, from my grade school nuns to the Jesuits in high school, to my college professors in aquatic biology at UC Santa Barbara and to my teaching surgeons at Georgetown University Hospital and at the Universities of Kansas and Iowa. I have learned from the best.

So far in retirement, I have been a volunteer Covid vaccinator. I had the high honor of serving on the Board of Directors for the University of California, Santa Barbara, Alumni Association from 2019 through 2022. I served as Chair of Development and on the Executive Committee. In June 2022, I presented my watercolor portrait of the beautiful UCSB Mosher Alumni House as a lasting gift to the Board. I certified as a bareboat cruising sailboat captain at the Annapolis Sailing School. I plan to continue my effort at being a reasonably fine artist and musician. To see more of my paintings, please click on Art Works in the Photo Gallery. My wife Martha and I are looking forward to traveling more. Please keep in touch.

Timothy J. Malone, M.D.