Ashank Bains, MD, MS

PGY – 2 Resident



Windsor, Ontario


Undergraduate Education: University of British Columbia, B.Sc.
Medical School: Boston University, M.D.
Internship: University of Washington, Internal Medicine, 2021

Personal Interests:

Classical guitar, snowboarding, curling, tennis, travel, live music

Research Interests:

Healthcare disparities

Clinical Interests:

Retina, Oculoplastics, Anterior segment


Dr. Bains was raised in Windsor, ON, the southernmost city in Canada and directly bordering Detroit, MI. He later moved to Vancouver, BC and attended the University of British Columbia, where he fell in love with everything the PNW has to offer. After deciding to pursue a career in medicine, he moved to Boston, MA to complete his master’s degree in medical sciences and attend medical school at Boston University. He initially developed his interest in microsurgery through his time with the otolaryngology department, and ultimately found his passion for ophthalmology. Dr. Bains is thrilled to return to the Pacific Northwest and complete his training at UW. In his free time, Dr. Bains enjoys snowboarding, playing classical guitar, and finding hip spots for coffee.


Bains, A., Mur, T., Wallace, N., & Noordzij, J.P. (2021, Jul). The Role of Vitamin D as a Prognostic Marker in Papillary Thyroid Cancer. Cancers, 13(14), 3516. PMID: 34298730. 

Bains A., Abraham E.J., Hsieh A., Rubin B.R., Levi J.R., & Cohen M.B. (2020, Jun). Characteristics and Frequency of Children with Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Undergoing Elective Polysomnography. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 163(5), 1055-1060. PMID: 32539583.

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


For Patients

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