Dr. Hanna was born in Goleta, California and raised in Northern California. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis, where he later attended medical school. He left his West Coast roots for an internship in internal medicine and residency Ophthalmology at Penn State. He also completed a fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology at the Harvard Medical School.

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Undergraduate Education: BS, Biochemistry & Cell Molecular Biology, University of California, Davis
Medical School: MD, University of California Davis
Internship: Internal Medicine, Penn State University College of Medicine
Residency: Ophthalmology, Penn State University College of Medicine
Fellowship:Ophthalmic Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (WAEPS), Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology (POA)
Sub Specialty Societies: American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), American Ocular Trauma Society (AOTS), The Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

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Academic Interests

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hanna’s clinical interests include ocular trauma, standard and complicated cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinal disease, ocular surface disease, eyelid disorders and ophthalmic pathology.

Research Focus

Dr. Hanna’s research focuses on immunology of ocular trauma and autoimmune related ophthalmic conditions and intraocular and 

Awards & Honors 

2004 University of California, Davis. School Of Medicine Scholarship
2000-2002 University of California, Davis. Honors Research Student
1999 United States Department of Energy Fellowship
1998 MENSA Academic Achievement Award


Demodenko A, Jakobiec FA, Hanna E, Walton DS. Congenital pupillary-iris-lens membrane with goniodysgenesis: histopathologic findings in an enucleated eye. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2010 May-Jun;47(3):178-82 

Oyama Y, Burt RK, Thirkill C, Hanna E, Merrill K, Keltner J. A case of autoimmune-related retinopathy and optic neuropathy syndrome treated by autologous nonmyeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. J Neuroophthalmol 2009;29:43-9.

Jakobiec FA, Hanna E, Townsend DJ. Basal cell carcinoma of the eyelid with exceptional histomorphologic expressions. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2009;25:232-4. 

Hatton MP, Durand ML, Burns SM, Hanna E, Jakobiec FA. Exaggerated postsurgical inflammation in a patient with insufficiently treated Addison disease. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2009;25:67-9. 

Filippopoulos T, Hanna E, Chen TC, Grosskreutz CL, Jakobiec FA, Pasquale LR. Correlation of filtration bleb morphology with histology. Int Ophthalmol Clin 2009;49:71-82.



Primary Clinical Office

Eye Institute at Harborview

Harborview Medical Center
908 Jefferson St., 7th Floor
Seattle, WA
Clinic Phone: 206-744-2020
Clinic Fax: 206-897-4320

Mailing Address:
Box 359608
325 Ninth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Academic Phone: 206-543-7250


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