Dr. Sweeney was raised in Boise, Idaho and attended college in San Diego where he studied biology and chemistry. He earned his M.D. degree at the University of Washington where he fell in love with vision and ophthalmology while researching photoreceptor molecular pathways in zebrafish. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the University of Washington and was happy to stay in the northwest for his ophthalmology training at the University of Washington. Throughout residency, Dr. Sweeney has enjoyed participating in clinical research projects involving oculoplastic surgery and oncology. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, written several book chapters, and presented his findings at many national conferences. He plans to pursue further training through a American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) sponsored fellowship.  In his free time, Dr. Sweeney enjoys hiking in the North Cascades, playing piano, and biking the Burke Gilman trail.

Boise, Idaho

Undergraduate Education:  Point Loma Nazarene University, BA, 2010
Medical School:  University of Washington School of Medicine, MD, 2014
Internship:  University of Washington, Internal Medicine, 2015
Residency:  University of Washington, Ophthalmology, 2019

Professional Activities
Journal Editorial Contributions: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ophthalmology and Eye Diseases, Digital Journal of Ophthalmology
Sight Savers:  Providing free eye exams for at-risk and underserved populations
Seattle/King County Clinic: Healthcare volunteer providing free eye exams
University of Washington School of Medicine: UW Ophthalmology Interest Group

Personal Interests
Backpacking, Photography, Traveling, Piano, Ukulele

Research Interests
Orbital tumors, oculoplastic surgery, ophthalmic oncology, dacryocystorhinostomy

Clinical Interests
Thyroid eye disease, Moh's reconstruction, epiphora, ptosis, the aging face


Curriculum Vitae



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