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.
Dr. Wen was born in Taiwan and raised in Iowa City, Iowa. After graduating summa cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in biochemical sciences, Dr. Wen earned her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where she graduated at the top of her class. She completed her residency training at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, where she was twice awarded the Jules Stein Eye Institute Research Award. Following residency, she completed a 2-year clinical and research fellowship in glaucoma at Duke University.
Dr. Wen lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and her 6 pound rescued Chihuahua. She enjoys watching movies, cooking, music and exploring Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.
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)
Dr. Wen’s clinical interests include the medical and surgical management of glaucoma and cataracts.
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
Clinic Phone: 206-744-2020
Clinic Fax: 206-897-4320
325 Ninth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Academic Phone: 206-543-7250