Pacific NW Eye Assoc.

3602 S. 19th St. Tacoma, WA 98405

Phone: 253-759-5555
Fax: 253-759-2123

Niraj Patel, MD

Dr. Niraj Patel is a nationally recognized, fellowship trained cataract, cornea, and vision correction specialist who has dedicated his career to a practice based on excellence. He has been performing complex eye surgical procedures for more than 18 years and has personally performed over 18,000 cases. He has been chosen for inclusion in "America's Top Ophthalmologists", as well as both Seattle Magazine's and Seattle Metropolitan's "Top Doctors" publications for eight years in a row, an honor bestowed upon him by his peers.

A Phi Beta Kappa high honors graduate from the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Dr. Patel went on to receive his medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha Honors from the University of Michigan Medical School. He then completed an ophthalmology residency at the world renowned Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, followed by a prestigious Fellowship in Cornea, Cataract, and Vision Correction surgery at the University of Utah’s John Moran Eye Center.

Dr. Patel is board certified in ophthalmology and is one of a very small number of eye surgeons in the State of Washington who has completed a fellowship in cornea and complex cataract surgery. He has lectured and taught residents and physicians from across the nation and has been involved in numerous research projects. Dr. Patel maintains professional memberships in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Washington Academy of Eye Physicians, and Washington State Medical Society.


Hospital: • St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma
Interests: • Cataract Surgery
• Corneal Transplantation
• Diabetic Retinopathy
• Glaucoma
• Laser Surgery
• Laser Vision Correction
• Macular Degeneration
• Ophthalmic Surgery
Medical School:University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
Residencies:Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowships:John Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


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