The UW Department of Ophthalmology is please to serve as host for the monthly meetings of the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (WAEPS).  Lectures take place at the Research & Training (R&T) Auditorium on the Harborview Medical Campus at 6:30 pm.  For more information, or to register for these free presentations, contact


R&T Auditorium
Harborview Medical Center

2017-18 Speaker Series

  • Nov12017

    Andrew Stacey, MD, MSc

    Assistant Professor
    UW Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology
    Lecture 1: "The Pale Choroidal Mass
    Lecture 2: "Local chemotherapy treatments for ocular surface, intraocular, and pediatric eye tumors"

  • Dec132017

    Yewlin Chee, MD

    Assistant Professor
    UW Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology
    Lecture 1: "Vitreoretinal surgery for macular disease"
    Lecture 2: "Posterior segment disease in ocular trauma"

  • Jan102018

    Nicholas Volpe, MD

    Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
    George S. and Edwina Tarry Professor of Ophthalmology
    Nortwestern Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine
    Lecture 1: "Transient and intermittent symptoms in Neuro-ophthalmology"
    Lecture 2: "Double Vision: What you need to know to be Safe not Sorry"

  • Feb212018

    Don Kikkawa, MD

    Chief, Division of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Vice-Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
    UC San Diego Health-La Jolla, Shiley Eye Institute
    Lecture 1: "Finding new solutions to vexing problems in oculoplastics"
    Lecture 2: "The challenging and changing landscape of facial aesthetic surgery"

  • Mar212018

    Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD

    Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology
    Director, Center for Eye Epidemiology
    Director, JSEI Center for Community Outreach Director, Mobile Eye Clinic
    UCLA, Jules Stein Eye Institute
    Lecture 1: "Big Date & Iris Registry"
    Lecture 2: "Making eye health a population health imperative"

  • Apr112018

    Douglas R. Lazzaro, MD, FACS

    Professor and Chairman
    Department of Ophthalmology
    The Richard C. Troutman, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Microsurgery
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    Lecture 1: "Peripheral ulcerative keratitis"
    Lecture 2: Herpetic keratitis update"

  • May232018

    H. Nida Sen, MD, MHS

    Director of the Uveitis and Ocular Immunology Fellowship Program at the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Lecture 1: "Uveitis: Past, present and future"
    Lecture 2: "Masquerade syndromes in uveitis"

2016 - 2017 Speaker Series

  • Nov162016

    Anthony Moore, MA, FRCS, FRCOphth, FMedSci

    Michael Vilensky Endowed Chair for Research in Ophthalmology
    UCSF School of Medicine
    "Congenital Abnormalities of the Retina and Retinal Pigment Epithelium: Fleck Retina Syndromes"

  • Dec142016

    Peter Gehlbach, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Ophthalmology
    The Wilmer Eye Institute
    "Surgery for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: Cooperative Management of the Complicated Lens"

  • Jan182017

    Gregory Skuta, MD

    President and Chief Executive Office
    Dean McGee Eye Institute
    Edward L. Gaylord Professor and Chair
    Department of Ophthalmology
    University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
    "Practical Lessons from Glaucoma Clinical Trials: How Can We Enhance Patient Safety and Prevent Medical Malpractice Claims"

  • Feb152017

    Jeffrey Bennett, MD, PhD

    Professor, Depts. Neurology & Ophthalmology
    Program in Neuroscience
    Associate Director of Translational Research
    Center for Neuroscience
    University of Colorado Denver
    "The Evolving Spectrum of Optic Neuritis: Giant Cell Ateritis: New Perspectives"

  • Mar152017

    Shivali Menda, MD

    Acting Assistant Professor
    University of Washington
    Department of Ophthalmology
    "Using Optic Nerve Head Imaging in Glaucoma: Glaucoma: More than IOP"

  • Apr192017

    Christoper Rapuano, MD

    Director, Cornea Service
    Wills Eye Hospital
    Professor of Ophthalmology
    Jefferson Medical College
    "Management of HSV & HZV Anterior Segment Disease: Office and Minor Surgical Management of Ocular Surface Diseases"

  • May172017

    Robert Goldberg, MD

    Karen and Frank Dabby Professor of Ophthalmology
    Chief, Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
    "Orbit Update: Thyroid Eye Disease: Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Surgery: Frontiers"

2015 - 2016 Speaker Series

  • Oct212015

    Kuldev Singh, MD

    Professor of Ophthalmology
    Director of Glaucoma Service
    Stanford University Medical Center

  • Nov182015

    Nisha Acharya, MD

    Associate Professor
    UCSF Medical Center
    Proctor Foundation

  • Dec162015

    Tamara Fountain, MD

    Professor of Ophthalmology
    Rush University Medical Center

  • Jan132016

    Jane Edmond, MD

    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Texas Children's Hospital

  • Feb242016

    Henry Kaplan, MD, F.A.C.S

    University of Louisville
    Evans Professor of Ophthalmology
    Chair, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    Director, Kentucky Lions Eye Center

  • Apr202016

    Anat Galor, MD

    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

  • May182016

    Peter Quiros, MD

    Professor of Ophthalmology
    Doheny Eye Center UCLA

2014 - 2015 Speaker Series

  • Oct82014

    Keith Carter, MD

    Lilian C. O'Brien and Dr. C.S. O'Brien Chair in Ophthalmology
    Chariman and Head, Dept. of Ophthalmology
    Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    Professor of Otolaryngology

  • Nov92014

    Tim Stout, MD, PhD, MBA

    Baylor College of Medicine

  • Dec172014

    Sonia Yoo, MD

    Professor of Ophthalmology
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

  • Jan212015

    Natalie Afshari, MD, F.A.C.S

    Professor of Ophthalmology
    Stuart I. Brown M.D. Chair in Ophthalmology in Memory of Donald P. Shiley
    Chief, Division of Cornea and Refractive Surgery
    Director of Education
    UC San Diego

  • Feb182015

    Constance West, MD

    Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital
    Associate Professor
    UC Department of Ophthalmology

  • Mar182015

    Eissa Hanna, MD

    Assistant Professor
    UW Medicine Department Ophthalmology
    Director of Consult Services and Trauma
    Harborview Medical Center

  • Apr82015

    Kuldev Singh, MD, MPH

    Professor of Ophthalmology
    Stanford University Medical Center
    Stanford School of Medicine

  • May202015

    Bonnie Henderson, MD

    Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
    Tufts University School of Medicine

2013 - 2014 Speaker Series

  • Oct162013

    Richard Abbott, MD

    UCSF, Professor and Former AAO President

  • Nov62013

    Debra Goldstein, MD

    Northwestern University, Professor 

  • Dec182013

    Thomas Oetting, MS

    MDIowa University, Professor

  • Jan152014

    Joan Miller, MD

    Mass Eye and Ear, Professor and Chair

  • Feb192014

    Randall Olson, MD

    Utah, Professor and Chair

  • Mar192014

    Courtney Francis, MD 

    UW Ophthalmology, Assistant Professor

    Manual Ferreira, MD 

    UW Neurosurgery, Assistant Professor

  • Apr162014

    Peter Netland, MD, PhD

    UVA, Professor and Chair

  • May212014

    Lanning Kline, MD

    UAB, Professor and former Chair

2012 - 2013 Speaker Series

  • Mar202013

    Mark A. Slabaugh, MD

    University of Washington Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
    UW Medicine Eye Institute

  • apr172013

    Albert T. Vitale, MD

    Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
    University of Utah School of Medicine, John a. Moran Eye Center

  • May152013

    Elmer Tu, MD

    Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Director, Cornea Service
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences