Dr. Mercado was born in Cebu, Philippines and raised in Coral Springs, Florida. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She completed her medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Stanford University’s Byers Eye Institute in Palo Alto, California and her sub-specialty fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Casey Eye Institute of Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.

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Overview

Undergraduate Education: BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019
Medical School: MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2014
Internship: Transitional Internship, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 2015
Residency: Ophthalmology, Byers Eye Institute at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, 2018
Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Casey Eye Institute of Oregon Health and Science University, 2019
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, (board eligible)
Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Sub Specialty Societies: American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)

 

Academic Interests 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Mercado’s clinical interests include pediatric strabismus, amblyopia/refractive error, nasolacrimal disorders, pediatric cataracts, and systemic diseases that affect the eyes.

Research Focus

Dr. Mercado’s research interests include global health in ophthalmology and the implementation of new technologies in medical education.

Awards & Honors 

 

2005                Stanford University Reischauer Scholar

 

2007                Community Catalyst Leader, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

2008                Burchard Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

2009                Phi Beta Kappa Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

2011                Asian Pacific American Medical Association Regional Director of the Year 2011

 

2012                International Chamber of Innovation, Commerce, and Enterprise Fellowship Recipient, Japan

 

2016                Stanford Society of Physician Scholars

 

2016                California Neurology Society- Young Investigator Research Award - Hoyt Award

 

2017                Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Stanford University

 


Publications  

 

Mercado, C., Pham, B., Beres, S., Marmor, M., Lambert, S. Unilateral Retinitis Pigmentosa in Children. J AAPOS. Dec 2018. 22(6):457-461.

Chen, T., Mercado, C., Topping, K., Erickson, B., Cockerham, K., Kossler, A. Disseminated silicone granulomatosis in the face and orbit. Am J Ophthalmology Case Reports. 2018; 10: 32-34.

Mercado, C., Welling, J., Oliva, M., Li, J., Gurung, R., Ruit, S., Tabin, G., Chang, D., Myung, D. Clinical Application of a Smartphone-Based Camera Adapter in Under-Resourced Settings in Nepal. Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine. 2017; 6(3): 34.

Mercado, C., Toy, B., Kistler, H., Moshfesghi, D. Choroidal Metastases From Cutaneous Melanoma. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina. 2016; 5: 497

Mercado, C., Doroslovački, P., Wang, J., Siddiqui, A., Kolker, A., Kolker, R. Comparison of distance and near visual acuity in patients with vision loss due to cataract. International Ophthalmology. 2016.

 

CONTACT INFO

Primary Clinical Office

Seattle Children’s Hospital
Ophthalmology Clinic
4800 Sand Point Way, Ocean 6
Seattle, WA 98105
Clinic Phone: 206-987-2177
Clinic Fax: 206-987-2722

Mailing Address:

Department of Ophthalmology
Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way
M/S OA.9.220
Seattle, WA 98105

 

Specialties

Amblyopia and Refractive Error in Children
Cataracts - Pediatric
Nasolacrimal Disorders
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Strabismus

Languages

English, Cebuano (Filipino), Japanese, French, Spanish (Basic)