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Meet Our Doctors

Our board-certified and fellowship-trained ophthalmologists and experienced optometrists are committed to providing the highest level of care to all our patients. Pacific Northwest Eye Associates … the clear choice for all your eye care needs!

Dr. Victor W. Chiu, M.D. at Pacific Northwest Eye Associates

Dr. Victor W. Chiu, MD

SPECIALTY: Ophthalmology

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: University of California, Los Angeles with Honors

MEDICAL DEGREE: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

RESIDENCY: University of Minnesota, Harry S. Friedman Resident Research Prize

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Chiu enjoys traveling, sports, photography, and the excellent food scene in the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Niraj Patel at Pacific Northwest Eye Associates

Dr. Niraj P. Patel, MD, FACS

SPECIALTY: Ophthalmology: Fellowship-Trained Cornea, Cataract, and Vision Correction Specialist

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI with Honors

MEDICAL DEGREE: University of Michigan School of Medicine with Alpha Omega Alpha Honors

RESIDENCY: Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

FELLOWSHIP: University of Utah, John Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City, UT

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Patel is a nationally-recognized surgeon with 15 years experience and over 15,000 cases performed. He was included in “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” and voted one of the “Top Doctors” for ninth consecutive years by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. Dr. Patel is the first surgeon in Western Washington to receive certification for the Visian Implantable Contact Lens (ICL).

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Patel enjoys family time, golfing, hiking, and traveling.

Dr. Joseph T. Pham, M.D. at Pacific Northwest Eye Associates

Dr. Joseph T. Pham, MD

SPECIALTY: Ophthalmology, Fellowship-Trained Glaucoma Specialist

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: Pomona College, Claremont, CA

MEDICAL DEGREE: Oregon Health Sciences University Medical School, Portland, OR graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha Honors

RESIDENCY: Oregon Health Sciences University, Casey Eye Institute, Portland, OR

FELLOWSHIP: University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Pham is a nationally-recognized glaucoma specialist who has an interest in the latest technologies and advances in glaucoma.

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Pham enjoys traveling and outdoor adventures with his wife and twin sons.

Dr. Mark W. Taylor, M.D. at Pacific Northwest Eye Associates

Dr. Mark. W. Taylor, MD

SPECIALTY: Ophthalmology

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: University of Washington, Seattle, WA with Honors

MEDICAL DEGREE: Northwestern School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

RESIDENCY: McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Taylor enjoys skiing, hiking, cycling and running.

Dr. Brenda Myers-Powell at Pacific Northwest Eye Associates

Dr. Brenda Myers-Powell, MD, PHD

SPECIALTY: Ophthalmology; Fellowship-trained in uveitis and vitreoretinal surgery

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

MEDICAL DEGREE: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

RESIDENCY: Hermann Eye Center, University of Texas, Houston, TX

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, as well as local and state ophthalmology and medical societies.

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Myers-Powell enjoys reading, golfing and relaxing with friends.

Dr. Matthew Cheung at Pacific Northwest Eye Associates

Dr. Matthew M. Cheung, OD

SPECIALTY: Optometry

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: University of California, San Diego

OPTOMETRY DEGREE: Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Cheung specializes in the fitting of challenging contact lenses such as bifocal contacts, keratoconus and post-surgical contacts. He also provides comprehensive eye examinations, refractive surgery evaluations and medical management of ocular disease.

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Cheung enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including tennis, badminton, running and swimming.

Optometrist Dr. Vanessa Ceglia

Dr. Vanessa M. Ceglia, OD

SPECIALTY: Optometry

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: Chapman University, Orange, CA

OPTOMETRY DEGREE: Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA

RESIDENCY: VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Ceglia completed a post-doctorate residency program at the VA Medical Center in Boston, specializing in Ocular Disease, Low Vision, and Traumatic Brain Injury Visual Rehabilitation. She provides comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens fitting, binocular vision and low vision exams.

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Ceglia enjoys traveling, yoga, and spending time with friends and family.