Top Doctors 2019: Ophthalmology

Part of the 19th annual list of the region's best physicians

This article appears in print in the April 2019 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; Proliance Retina, 1750 112th Ave. NE, Suite D050, Bellevue, 206.215.3850; Overlake Medical Center; New York University School of Medicine, 1992

Harry S. Geggel, M.D., cataract surgery, cornea transplant; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Ophthalmology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6840; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital; Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, 1978

Paul B. Griggs, M.D., retina/vitreous surgery, diabetic eye disease/retinopathy, and 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., cataract and refractive surgery; The Polyclinic Madison Center, Ophthalmology, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.4550; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; Medical College of Wisconsin, 2000

Niraj Patel, M.D., cataract surgery, corneal transplant and disease, vision correction surgeries; Pacific Northwest Eye Associates, 3602 S 19th St., Tacoma, 253.759.5500; CHI Franciscan 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

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