Top Doctors 2018: Ophthalmology

Part of our annual list of the region's best physicians

By Edited by Virginia Smyth

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March 1, 2018

This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue, as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe.

These surgical and medical specialists focus on the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye.

Charles Birnbach, M.D., macular degeneration, retinal detachment, retina/vitreous surgery; Vitreoretinal Associates, 1750 112th Ave. NE, Suite D050, Bellevue, 206.215.3850; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; New York University School of Medicine, 1992 

Janet J. Chieh, M.D., retina/vitreous surgery, diabetic eye disease/retinopathy, macular degeneration; Virginia Mason, Ophthalmology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6840; Virginia Mason Medical Center; Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2003 

Paul B. Griggs, M.D., retina/vitreous surgery, diabetic eye disease/retinopathy, macular disease/degeneration; Northwest Eye Surgeons, 10330 Meridian Ave. N, Suite 370, Seattle, 206.528.6000; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center; University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, 1985

Tony H. Huynh, M.D., retina/vitreous surgery and retinal detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease/retinopathy; Pacific Medical Centers, Canyon Park, 1909 214th St. SE, Suite 200, Bothell, 206.329.3937; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, 2003 

Sameer H. Khan, M.D., corneal disease and surgery, LASIK refractive surgery; The Polyclinic, Ophthalmology, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.4550; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; Medical College of Wisconsin, 2000 

Martha M. Leen, M.D., glaucoma and cataract surgery, microsurgery, anterior segment surgery; Achieve Eye and Laser Specialists, 3260 NW Mount Vintage Way, Silverdale, 360.698.9500; Harrison Medical Center; Brown University Alpert Medical School, 1988 

Niraj Patel, M.D., cataract surgery, corneal disease and transplant, PRK refractive & LASIK refractive surgery; Pacific Northwest Eye Associates, 3602 S 19th St., Tacoma, 253.759.5555; St. Joseph Medical Center, MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital; University of Michigan Medical School, 1994 

Russell N. Van Gelder, M.D., Ph.D., uveitis, retinal disorders, hereditary eye diseases; Eye Institute at Harborview, 908 Jefferson St., Seattle, 206.744.2020; Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center; Stanford University School of Medicine, 1994 

11 Years Avery H. Weiss, M.D., pediatric ophthalmology, vascular anomalies, craniofacial; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Ophthalmology, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2177; Seattle Children’s Hospital; University of Miami School of Medicine, 1974 


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