Miel Sundararajan, MD

Assistant Professor


Undergraduate Education: BS, Bioengineering, Rice University, 2011
Medical School: MD, Baylor College of Medicine, 2015
Internship: Scripps Mercy Hospital, 2016
Residency: New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, 2019
Fellowship: UCSF/Proctor Foundation, Uveitis, 2020, UCSF/Proctor Foundation, Cornea & External Disease, 2021

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2020

Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (WAEPS), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA)

Subspecialty memberships: American Uveitis Society (AUS), Cornea Society, International Ocular Inflammation Society (IOIS)


Dr. Sundararajan was raised in the Midwest and subsequently traveled across the country for her medical training. Accepted into the 8-year Rice/Baylor Medical Scholars Program, she completed her B.S. in Bioengineering, then went on to graduate from Baylor College of Medicine with High Honors. She completed ophthalmology residency at the New York Eye & Infirmary, then pursued two consecutive fellowships at the University of California, San Francisco/F. I. Proctor Foundation. Her fellowship sub-specializations include Uveitis & Ocular Inflammation as well as Cornea & External Disease. She focuses on both, and the intersection of the two, in her practice. 

Primary office

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 strive to offer the most thorough care possible, combining compassion, clinical aptitude, and surgical excellence.”

Awards and honors

2021 William F. Hoyt Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching by a Fellow, UCSF

2021 Muriel Steele Society Influential Women in Surgery Honor Roll, UCSF

2018 Manhattan Eye Foundation Research Grant Awardee 

2018 Chairman’s Award for Academic Honors and Distinction, NYEE

2012-2013 Albert Schweitzer Fellow 

Clinical interests

Dr. Sundararajan’s clinical interests include uveitis, scleritis, peripheral ulcerative keratitis, cicatrizing conjunctivitis, corneal collagen cross-linking, corneal transplantation (including keratoprosthesis, penetrating keratoplasty, DSEK, and DMEK), cataract surgery, and secondary intraocular lens implantation. 

Research focus

Dr. Sundararajan is interested in novel means of pathogen detection in corneal ulcers, as well as the effects of light exposure on re-epithelialization of the cornea. 


    No publications are available at this time.

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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