Doctors

Carl Leto, MD

Dr. Carl Leto | Ophthalmologist | Fairfax VA | Vienna VADr. Leto was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry with Magna Cum Laude at Tufts University and his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.  After medical internship at the Bay State Medical Center in Massachusetts, he completed his ophthalmology residency at Georgetown University.  He then joined the Northern Virginia Center for Eye Care, providing comprehensive general ophthalmic care.   He is an active member in the Northern Virginia Academy of Ophthalmology and served as president from 1998 to 2000.  Other interests include the Lions Eye Foundation Clinic at Fairfax Hospital and participating as a clinical instructor in ophthalmology for the ophthalmology residents at Georgetown University Hospital.  He served on the Surgical Case Review Committee and a Quality Assurance Committee for ophthalmology at Fairfax Hospital.  Dr. Leto has been listed among the “Top Doctors” in Washingtonian magazine and in Checkbook magazine.



Mark Falls, MD

Dr. Mark Falls MD | Ophthalmologist | Fairfax VA | Vienna VADr. Falls lives in McLean, Virginia, with his wife and two daughters. He is a native Virginian, raised here in Fairfax County. Dr. Falls provides a full spectrum of ophthalmic care including diabetic retinopathy management, cataract surgery, LASIK, as well as routine ophthalmic care. An undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Virginia was followed by a Medical Degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. After completing his residency at Georgetown University in 1991, he joined his father, Dr. Richard Falls, at Northern Virginia Center for Eye Care. He had the privilege of working with his father until his recent retirement. Dr. Falls continues to participate in the surgical training of ophthalmology residents while serving as a volunteer for the charity eye clinic at Fairfax Hospital. He is an active member of the Northern Virginia Academy of Ophthalmology and the Fairfax County Medical Society, as well as the Vienna Ayr-Hill Lions Club. He is the chairman of the OR Suite Committee at the Inova Surgery Center and serves as the Assistant Section Chief of Ophthalmology at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Falls has been listed among the “Top Doctors” in Washingtonian magazine and Checkbook magazine.



Bella Davé Patnaik, MD

BELLA DAVÉ PATNAIK, MD | Ophthalmolgist | Fairfax VA | Vienna VADr. Patnaik was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Louisiana. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She continued at the University of Virginia for medical school followed by an internship at Fairfax Hospital/Georgetown University. Dr. Patnaik received her residency training in ophthalmology at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary in Manhattan. She received further training in the subspecialty of corneal, cataract, refractive surgery, and external ocular disease during her fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Patnaik’s practice encompasses all aspects of ophthalmology, with special emphasis on corneal and external ocular diseases such as dry eye. She performs corneal transplants, DSAEK, cataract surgery, pterygium excision, LASIK and other refractive and anterior segment surgery. In addition to her practice, Dr. Patnaik volunteers as a clinical and surgical instructor to Georgetown University ophthalmology residents. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and three children.



Julie Leigh, MD

Dr. Julie Leigh | Ophthalmologist | Fairfax VA | Vienna VADr. Leigh was born in Moscow, Russia, and came to the United States in 1987. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland with degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics, she completed medical school at Johns Hopkins University. Next, she received training in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago residency program. Finally, she went on to the Proctor Foundation at the University of California, San Francisco to obtain further subspecialty training in uveitis, cornea and external disease. In the summer of 2007 she returned to the Washington, D.C. area to join the staff of Northern Virginia Center for Eye Care. She now lives in Washington D.C. with her husband and her three daughters.
Dr. Leigh provides care in her specialty, uveitis (inflammatory diseases of the eye), as well as in general ophthalmology, including routine eye examinations, diabetic examinations, cataract surgery, and glaucoma evaluations. In addition to her practice, she also volunteers at the Lions Eye Clinic at Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Leigh is fluent in Russian and Spanish, and understands French.

MeEt Our Team


Carl Leto, MD

Mark Falls, MD

Bella D. Patnaik, MD

Julie F. Leigh, MD