About
Dr. Estrada was raised in Lodi, CA and received her undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Stanford University (Go Cardinal!). She attended medical school at the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After surviving four sub-zero Midwest winters, Dr. Estrada returned to California to defrost and completed her internship in preliminary medicine at Kaiser Oakland Medical Center. She is now relishing the beautiful Pacific Northwest as she trains in ophthalmology at the University of Washington.

Dr. Estrada's passion for vision and ophthalmology began while working as a study coordinator and administrative assistant for the Department of Ophthalmology at UCSF prior to medical school. She has continued her research pursuits throughout her training, including publishing articles in peer-reviewed journals and presenting her findings at local and national conferences. Dr. Estrada is also a dedicated advocate for the underserved, with extensive volunteerism and leadership activities supporting healthcare for low-income and minority communities. Outside the hospital, she enjoys photography, exploring new restaurants, and walking around the city with her husband, toddler, and their rambunctious french bulldog, Rufus.

Hometown
Lodi, CA

Education
Undergraduate Education: Stanford University, BA, 2010
Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, MD, 2015
Internship: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2016
Residency: University of Washington, Ophthalmology, 2019

Personal Interests
photography, hiking, documentary films, long-distance running

Research Interests
visual pathway tumors, pediatric nystagmus and strabismus, treatment of persistent corneal epithelial defects and neurotrophic cornea

Clinical Interests
comprehensive ophthalmology, cataract surgery, underserved communities

Publications

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CONTACT INFO

marcelae@uw.edu