Karine Duarte Bojikian, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor


Medical School: MD, Federal University of Sao Paulo, 2003
Post Graduate Education: Ph.D., Federal University of Sao Paulo, 2015
Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Mississippi, 2017
Residency: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2020
Fellowship: Casey Eye Institute & Devers Eye Institute, Portland, OR, 2021
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2021
Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (WAEPS) Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Society of Heed Fellows
Sub-Specialty Societies: American Glaucoma Society


Dr. Bojikian was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She completed a Heed Fellowship in glaucoma at the OHSU Casey Eye Institute & Devers Eye Institute in Portland, OR, and completed ophthalmology residency training at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.

Dr. Bojikian is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in glaucoma and cataracts. Her expertise includes the surgical and medical management of standard and complex glaucoma and cataract cases, including laser treatment and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).

Dr. Bojikian has received several awards and distinctions for excellence in ophthalmology, including the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Merit Award (2020-2021), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Resident Excellence Award (2020), and the Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology/Research to Prevent Blindness Research Award (2019).

Dr. Bojikian has published over 80 scientific works, including peer-review publications, book chapters, and abstracts in society meetings. Before moving to the US, Dr. Bojikian completed her first ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship training at the renowned Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and son, in addition to indoor cycling, baking and reading.

Primary office

Eye Institute at Harborview Medical Center 908 Jefferson St., 7th Floor Seattle, WA

Clinic Phone: 206-744-2020 Clinic Fax: 206-520-9310

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

Patient Care Philosophy

“I believe in the power of a kind word, a smile, a sympathetic look, and a listening ear – I am here to provide you with the highest quality in medical and surgical care while supporting you through the journey of glaucoma care.’

Awards and honors

Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow 2020-2021

ASCRS Foundation – Resident Excellence Award 2020

AUPO / Research to Prevent Blindness Resident and Fellow Research Symposium - Research Award 2019

National Eye Institute, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Travel Grant Award 2019 Johnstone Endowed Travel Award in Ophthalmology 2019

13th Annual Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Residents Retreat - Resident Nominated 2018

Clinical interests

Dr. Bojikian’s clinical interests include the surgical and medical management of standard and complex glaucoma and cataract cases, including laser treatment and minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). 

Research focus

Dr. Bojikian’s research focus investigations encompass the applications of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in the diagnosis and disease progression monitoring in glaucoma.


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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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