Preparing The Next Generation Of Physicians And Vision Scientists

The University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology has trained more than 170 eye
physicians and surgeons since 1966. Our committed faculty members, modern teaching facilities, and volume of pathology make the University of Washington an ideal learning environment.

Resident and Fellow Physicians


The Ophthalmology residency program is designed to develop clinicians well-trained in medical and surgical ophthalmology, equally well-prepared to excel as community practitioners or to follow a career track that will lead them to academic medicine or biomedical research. With our outstanding faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, our residents see and manage a wide variety of pathology from the greater WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho).


Hargiss Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

This competitive ASOPRS-approved two-year training program is designed to provide exposure to all aspects of oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery.

Kinyoun Retina Fellowship

This AUPO-approved two-year training program is designed to provide exposure to all aspects of medical retina disease, vitreoretinal surgery, uveitis, and ocular tumors

Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship

Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology offers a one-year, comprehensive medical and surgical Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus fellowship. This competitive training program is designed to provide exposure to all aspects of Pediatric Ophthalmologic and Adult Strabismic disease.

Gensheimer Fellowship in Ocular Inflammatory Diseases

The University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology offers a one- or two-year, comprehensive AUPO FCC  (Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Fellowship Compliance Committee) approved Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation Fellowship, where trainees diagnose and manage the full range of uveitis disease.

Medical Student Elective Clerkships

We are pleased to offer several excellent clerkship opportunities for medical students interested in clinical exposure to the field of ophthalmology including the medical and surgical management of eye diseases. We provide ophthalmology clerkship experiences that are equally enriching for medical students interested in primary care specialties as for those pursuing a career in ophthalmology.

Two- and four-week clerkships are offered at the University of Washington’s primary teaching institutions in Seattle. Additional clerkship experiences are offered throughout the WWAMI region. Students interested in pursuing a career in ophthalmology are strongly encouraged to enroll in a clerkship at the University of Washington Eye Institute at Harborview Medical Center (OPHTH 681) or the Seattle Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Medical Center (OPHTH 685). We also have a student-run Ophthalmology Interest Group to provide information and community service activities for students interested in the field of ophthalmology.  For more information on the Ophthalmology Interest Group, please visit the website at




UW Department of Ophthalmology

908 Jefferson St.. Seattle, WA 98104 (academic offices)
Harborview Medical Center (mailing address)
Box 359608, 325 Ninth Avenue Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.543.7250
Fax: 206.685.7055

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