Raghu Mudumbai, MD

Associate Professor; Division Director, Glaucoma


Undergraduate Education: BA, City University of New York, 1990
Medical School: BA/MD, City University of New York/State University of New York, 1994
Internship: Internal Medicine, Winthrop University Hospital, 1995
Residency: Ophthalmology, State University of New York, 1998
Fellowship: Glaucoma, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1999, Neuro Ophthalmology, Orbit, Oculoplastics, University of Minnesota, 2000
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology
Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (WAEPS), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Washington State Medical Association (WSMA)


Dr. Mudumbai earned his bachelor’s degree from the City University of New York.  He earned his medical degree through the BA/MD program of the City University of New York and the State University of New York Health Sciences Center. Following his internship in internal medicine at Winthrop University Hospital, he completed his residency in ophthalmology at the State University of New York. He completed two fellowships. The first specializing in glaucoma at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and the second in neuro-ophthalmology, orbit, and oculoplastics from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Mudumbai lives in Seattle, Washington. His pastimes include soccer, running, and international politics.

Primary office

Eye Institute at Harborview

Location: 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 Phone: 206-543-7250

Patient Care Philosophy

"I take a patient-centered approach that empowers my patients through extensive education of their condition, thereby enabling my patients to be part of a team that provides optimal care."

Awards and honors

2023 Top Doctors in Seattle, Seattle Magazine

2012 Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology

2007 Outstanding Teaching Award (Selected by University of Washington Ophthalmology Residents)

2003 Outstanding Teaching Award (Selected by University of Washington Ophthalmology Residents)   

1990 Phi Beta Kappa (elected in 3rd year of college)

Clinical interests

Dr. Mudumbai’s clinical interests include the medical and surgical care of cataract, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology and adult strabismus.

Research focus

Dr. Mudumbai’s research focus is on optic nerve imaging in both glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmic conditions. He also is interested in educational research that looks to improve resident training.

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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