Dr. Menda was born in Nashville, TN and raised in Washington. She first came to University of Washington to earn her bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology. She completed her medical training at Oregon Health & Science University.

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Undergraduate Education: BS, Neurobiology, University of Washington, 2006
Medical School: MD, Oregon Health & Science University, 2010
Post Graduate Education:       
Internship: Providence Portland Medical Center, 2011
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, 2014
Fellowship: Glaucoma, Casey Eye Institute and Devers Eye Institute, 2015
Board Certification:                 
Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (WAEPS)
Sub specialty memberships: American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS),American Glaucoma Society
Clinical Interests
Dr. Menda focuses on the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma as well as comprehensive ophthalmology and complex cataract surgery. 
Research Focus
Dr. Menda’s research focuses on quality improvement in ophthalmology and also the use of imaging to better understand the pathogenesis and detection of glaucoma. 
2014-15             Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship
2014                 American Academy of Ophthalmology Advocacy Ambassador
2014                 Starr E. Shulman MPA Fellowship, California Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons
2010                 Alpha Omega Alpha Member (AOA)
2007                 OSLER T32 National Institute of Health Fellowship

Menda SA, Lowry E, Stamper RL, Rubin MR, Han Y. Outcomes with the Ex-PRESS Mini Shunt Using Mitomycin C, Ologen with 5-Fluorouracil and Ologen Alone. Int Ophthalmol. 2015; 35(3):357-63.

Menda SA, Palay D, McLeod SD. Endothelial circles after Nd:YAG Posterior Capsulotomy. JAMA Ophthlamol. 2015; 133(2): 220-2.

Menda SA, Driver T, Neiman A, Naseri A, Stewart JM. Reoperations after Resident-Performed Cataract Surgery. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014; 132 (2): 223-4.

Menda SA, Kim HJ, Bloomer MM, Crawford JB, Vagefi MR, Kersten RK. Primary Ductal Adenocarcinoma of Lacrimal Gland After Radiation For Bilateral Retinoblastoma. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014; (3): 57-9.

Menda SA, Chen M, Naseri A. Technique for Shortening a Long Clear Corneal Incision.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2012; 130 (12): 1589-1590.


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Contact info
UW Medicine Eye Institute
Primary Clinical Office
UW Medical Center
1959 Pacific St., Floor 3
Seattle, WA 98195
Clinic Phone: 206-744-2020
Clinic Fax: 206-144-8520
Additional Offices
Harborview Medical Center
908 Jefferson St., 7th Floor
Seattle, WA
Clinic Phone: 206-744-2020
Clinic Fax: 206-897-4320


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