UW Ophthalmology 2023 Match
Shu Feng, MD featured in "Brainworks" video about vision and the brain for youth
Shu Feng, MD featured in "Brainworks" video about vision and the brain for students
Dr. Shu Feng, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, recently was featured on Brainworks, a UW-produced series...
Philanthropy: Karalis Johnson Retina Center marks four years
January marked the fourth anniversary of the opening of the Roger and Angie Karalis Johnson Retina Center. This state-of-the-art clinical and research facility at South Lake Union brings together our outstanding UW retina and uveitis clinicians, the most up-to-date equipment, and our cutting-edge research teams.
The Center fulfilled a long-standing dream of donor Angie Karalis Johnson. Angie, who worked...
Education: Announcing the incoming fellows joining us in July 2023
We are excited to announce the incoming fellows joining us in July 2023.
Pediatric Ophthalmology: Jeannette Stallworth is currently completing her ophthalmology residency at the University of California San Francisco.
Oculoplastics: Alexa Van Brummen completed her ophthalmology residency here at the...
Patient Care: Meet Eric Duerr, MD: A Talented Physician with a Passion for Teaching
Eric Duerr, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology and comprehensive ophthalmologist, grew up in Pittsburgh, where he developed a love for basketball while playing on his high school team. His father, a gastroenterologist, was a significant influence on his decision to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. Duerr was recruited to play center on Case Western University’s basketball team, where he competed against some of the best teams in the Division III University Athletic Association...
Research: Rapid neonatal diagnosis of retinoblastoma awarded a grant by the Gerber Foundation
Drs. Debarshi Mustafi and Andrew Stacey, saw an opportunity to merge their research and clinical interests after a discussion in the operating room examining retinoblastoma patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Retinoblastoma is a devastating eye cancer that affects about one in 100,000 children. In past times, the mortality rate for this cancer was high, and survivors often lost their eyes to the disease. Retinoblastoma comes in two varieties – inherited and sporadic. While in...
Message from the Chair
Message from the Chair
13th Annual Gained in Translation Symposium
The 13th annual Gained in Translation Symposium welcomed 75 clinicians and vision scientists from the University of Washington, University of British Columbia, and Oregon Health Sciences University for a day of learning at the UW South Lake Union Research Campus on Nov. 12. Presentations focused on bridging the gap between disease treatment and the latest advances in translational and basic research. Areas of synergy were identified for future collaboration between these institutions....
Miel Sundararajan, MD, and University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology Residents volunteer at annual eye screening event
Dr. Miel Sundararajan, MD, and Ophthalmology department residents volunteered at the Seattle/King County Eye Clinic held Oct. 20-23 at Seattle Center. The free community clinic offered vision screening, complete eye exams, reading and prescription eyeglasses to help those who struggle to access affordable eye care. Dr. Sundararajan serves as the director of outreach programs for the department.
Faculty named to endowed positions thanks to generous gifts
Department of Ophthalmology faculty members Dr. Jennifer Chao and Dr. Ruikang (Ricky) Wang have recently been named to endowed appointments at the University of Washington.
“Congratulations to Dr. Chao and Dr. Wang! An appointment to an endowed professorship and endowed chair is one of our highest honors,” said Dr. Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology. “We are grateful to these donors for their generous gifts to support continued...
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