UW Ophthalmology in the Community

We recognize the importance of partnering with the community for education, detection, and treatment of eye disease. Our efforts take us locally and abroad with special emphasis on underserved populations

Retina Center

Department of Ophthalmology Retina Center Video

South lake Union

Retina Center



Our Community Matters

As part of an academic medical center, we endeavor to promote a culture of education for members of our community, as well as our faculty and staff. We believe that community members are integral to a reciprocal learning environment, and to our success as teachers, learners, and healers.

Community Action Board

The UW Medicine Eye Institute Community Action Board (CAB) exists to support and further the UW Medicine Eye Institute’s mission to eliminate suffering from eye disease, both in our region and in the wider world. Our CAB members are advocates and generous supporters, and we are honored to be able to work with this distinguished group from the greater Puget Sound region. To learn more about our CAB or how you can get involved, please contact An Tran at (206) 221-3286 or antran03@uw.edu.

Emeritus Board Members

Claire Angel Catherine & James Hayner Ernest Pearson 
Mark Bathum  Jim Hilton James Premo
Joan Bergy  Dan* & Irene Hunter Susie Ragen
Tina Bueche  Camille Jassny Graham and Brenda Siddall
Kevin Callaghan  Robert E. Kalina, M.D. Phillip Stein
Dennis Evans Lane McKittrick Bob Stevens
Leigh Fenneman Dick Mills, M.D.* Cynthia Gensheimer

Nanette & Mel Freeman, M.D.

Fred Minifie  
The Honorable Cyrus Habib Richard S. Munsen, M.D.