Dr. Wen is board-certified ophthalmologist and an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Washington. She specializes in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma.

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Undergraduate Education: BA, Harvard University, 2004

Medical School: MD, University of California at Los Angeles, 2008

Post Graduate Education:       

Internship: Internal Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2009

Residency: Ophthalmology, University of California at Los Angeles, 2012

Fellowship: Glaucoma, Duke University, 2014          

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2013          

Memberships:  American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)    

 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Sub specialty memberships:    American Glaucoma Society (AGS)


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Clinical Interests

Dr. Wen’s clinical interests include the medical and surgical management of glaucoma and cataracts.

Research Focus

Dr. Wen’s research interests include improving our understanding of glaucoma pathogenesis at both the level of aqueous outflow as well as the optic nerve.

Awards & Honors

2003 Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Iota of Massachusetts Chapter (2003)

2007 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Class co-president

2008 Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement

2011, 2012  Jules Stein Eye Institute Resident Research Award

2014 Duke Eye Center Best Clinical Trainee Research Poster Award


Joanne C. Wen, Sharon F. Freedman, Mays A. El-Dairi and Sanjay Asrani. “Microcystic macular changes in primary open angle glaucoma.” J of Glauc. Accepted

Gabriel T. Chong, Joanne C. Wen, Daniel Hsien-Wen Su, Sandra Stinnett, and Sanjay Asrani.  “Ocular biometrics of myopic eyes with narrow angles.” J of Glauc. Accepted

Joanne C. Wen, Victor Sai, Bradley R. Straatsma and Tara A. McCannel. (2013). “Estimation of cancer risk associated with metastatic surveillance imaging for choroidal melanoma.” JAMA Ophthalmol. 131(1): 56-61

Joanne C. Wen, Colin A. McCannel, A. Brian Mochon, and Omai B. Garner (2011). “Bacterial dispersal associated with speech in the setting of intravitreal injections.” Archives of Ophthalmology. 129 (12): 1551-4.

Joanne C. Wen and Tara A. McCannel. (2009).  “Treatment of radiation retinopathy following plaque brachytherapy.”  Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 20 (3): 200-4.



Primary Clinical Office

UW Medicine Eye Institute

Harborview Medical Center
908 Jefferson St., 7th Floor
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Clinic Phone: 206-744-2020
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Mailing Address:
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