Dr. Leveque earned her bachelor's degree from Amherst College. She earned her Master's in Public Health (M.P.H.) at the University of North Carolina. She completed her M.D. at Duke University School of Medicine. She was inducted into the honors societies Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha in college and medical school, respectively.
Dr. Leveque earned her bachelor's degree from Amherst College. She earned her Master's in Public Health (M.P.H.) at the University of North Carolina. She completed her M.D. at Duke University School of Medicine. She was inducted into the honors societies Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha in college and medical school, respectively. Following her transitional internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, she completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan, where she was co-chief resident. She completed a one year clinical fellowship in ocular inflammatory diseases and uveitis at the University of Washington. Dr. Leveque was formerly a faculty member at the Kellogg Eye Center, and joined the faculty at UW Medicine Eye Institute when she moved to Seattle in 2008. She is a board-certified ophthalmologist, and participates in maintenance of certification with the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Leveque divides her clinical time between comprehensive ophthalmology and uveitis. In her comprehensive practice, she treats patients with a broad spectrum of conditions such as dry eyes and ocular surface disease, glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, visual symptoms, eye pain, ocular manifestations of systemic disease, and trauma. She performs minor eyelid surgery and performs lasers for glaucoma or secondary cataract. Dr. Leveque's uveitis practice is a referral-based clinic in which she provides expert subspecialty opinion and treatment for complex inflammatory, autoimmune and infectious eye disease. Dr. Leveque and her team use diagnostics such as detailed patient history, careful physical examination, multimodal eye imaging, and laboratory testing to diagnose and treat uveitic conditions including scleritis and ulcerative keratitis, and anterior, intermediate, posterior and panuveitis. She administers and monitors systemic immunomodulatory therapy, local medications, and performs periocular and intravitreal injections, including slow release steroid implants.
While primarily dedicated to the clinical care of patients, Dr. Leveque also enjoys teaching uveitis fellows, ophthalmology residents, medical students and ophthalmic technicians — receiving top scores for clarity, organization, collegiality, and humor. She is a member of the education committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She has been an invited lecturer at national and regional meetings, and has served as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. She has co-authored a number journal articles, textbook chapters and clinical expert interviews on uveitis topics.
Undergraduate Education: BA, Sociology, Amherst College, 1996
Medical School: MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 2001
Post Graduate Education: MPH, Clinical Leadership, University of North Carolina, 2000
Internship: Transitional, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, 2002
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Michigan, 2004, Chief Resident, University of Michigan, 2005
Fellowship: Uveitis, University of Washington, 2012
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2007
Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (WAEPS), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), American Medical Association (AMA), Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Dr. Leveque’s clinical interests include straightforward and complex medical conditions of the eye, including dry eye and related diseases, glaucoma, mild to moderate macular degeneration, ocular health in systemic disease (including diabetes), and trauma. She has a particular interest in uveitis, and uveitic cataract.
Dr. Leveque’s research focuses on uveitis and prevention.
Awards & Honors
2004/5 Walter R. Parker Resident Teaching Award
2001 Alpha Omega Alpha, National Honor Medical Society, Duke School of Medicine
1999 Public Health Project Research Award, Duke School of Medicine
1997 Dean’s tuition scholarship, full 4-year tuition Duke School of Medicine
Taravati P, Lam D, Leveque TK, Van Gelder RN Post-cataract surgical inflammation Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, in press, 2011.
Van Gelder RN, Leveque TK “ Cataract surgery in the setting of uveitis” Current Opinion in Ophthalmology: January 2009 - Volume 20 - Issue 1 - p 42-45
Leveque TK, Yu L, Musch DC, Chervin RD, Zacks DN. “Central Serous Chorioretinopathy and Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.” Sleep and Breathing, 2007 Apr 25; [Epub ahead of print]
Myers J, Leveque TK, Johnson M. “Diffuse Chorioretinitis and Severe Vision Loss Due to West Nile Virus” Arch Ophthalmol 123 (12):1754-1756, December, 2005.
Kaufman MJ, Levin JM, Kukes TJ, Villafuerte RA, Hennen J, Lukas SE, Mendelson JH, Renshaw PF. “Illicit Cocaine Use Patterns in Intravenous-Naïve Cocaine Users following Investigational Intravenous Cocaine Administration” Drug Alcohol Dependence, 58(1-2):35-42, Feb 1, 2000.
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