Top Doctors 2020: Ophthalmology

Part of our 20th annual list of the region's best physicians

By Danielle Hayden and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.


April 5, 2020

This article originally appeared in the April 2020 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print in the April 2020 issue as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe.

These surgical and medical specialists focus on the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye.

Janet J. Chieh, M.D., retina/vitreous surgery, diabetic eye disease, retinopathy; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Ophthalmology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6840; Virginia Mason Medical Center

Paul B. Griggs, M.D., retina/vitreous surgery, diabetic eye disease/retinopathy, macular disease/degeneration; Northwest Eye Surgeons, 10330 Meridian Ave. N, Suite 370, Seattle, 206.528.6000; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center

Tony Huynh, M.D.retina/vitreous surgery and retinal detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease/retinopathy; Proliance Retina, 1750 112th Ave. NE, Suite D050, Bellevue, 206.215.3850

Sameer H. Khan, M.D., cataract and refractive surgery; The Polyclinic Madison Center, Ophthalmology, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.4550; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill

Audrey R. Talley Rostov, M.D., corneal disease, LASIK refractive surgery, cataract and interior segment surgery; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, 1550 N 115th St., Seattle, 206.528.6000; University of Washington Medical Center

Russell N. Van Gelder, M.D., Ph.D.uveitis, retinal disorders, hereditary eye diseases; Eye Institute at Harborview, 908 Jefferson St., Seattle, 206.744.2020; Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center

A guide to the abbreviations used in this list to indicate medical and professional degrees:

DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine
D.O. Doctor of Osteopathy
MBA Master of Business Administration
MBChB Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (U.K. and other countries outside the U.S.)
M.D. Doctor of Medicine
MPH Master of Public Health
MSCE Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology
MS/MSCI Master of Science (many countries outside the U.S.)
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy (doctorate)
Each physician’s primary practice location is listed after their specialties; additional hospital affiliations follow.

* One asterisk after a physician’s name means the physician is not seeing new patients, but may refer within the department, group or practice.
** Two asterisks mean that the physician is not seeing new patients, but can take new patients by referral. The doctor may also take relatives of current patients.

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected as a Top Doctor. To learn how doctors are selected, please click here.

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