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Denise F. Dudley, M.D.


“Sight is the most precious sense we have. My goal is to do my best to preserve, save and restore sight in order to help my patients live their lives to the fullest”

Dr. Dudley is a board certified ophthalmologist. She is a highly respected and skilled cataract surgeon with more than 20 years of experience offering the latest in surgical technology and intraocular lenses. Dr. Dudley also provides advanced medical, laser and surgical care for the treatment of glaucoma. She cares for many patients with diabetes, age-related macular degeneration and also provides routine eye care.

Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. Dudley loves the northwest lifestyle and people. She attended the University Of Washington School Of Medicine, graduating with honors, and remained in Seattle to complete her internship and residency in ophthalmology at the UW. Dr. Dudley then completed a Glaucoma Fellowship at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia before receiving Board Certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1996.

Dr. Dudley emphasizes patient education and the promotion of healthy lifestyles as an avenue to achieving healthy vision. Dr. Dudley spent five years on the Patient Education Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) from 1999-2004. Dr. Dudley became a trustee to the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (WAEPS) from 2006-2011. She then served as President of WAEPS in 2012-2013. Dr. Dudley received a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2014. Dr. Dudley is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), an active member of WAEPS, and a member of Washington State Medical Association, Whatcom County Medical Society, and the International Spaeth Fellow Society.

Quite often, what patients want and appreciate most is that we give them our full attention and time. I focus on really listening to my patients and giving them the best possible medical and surgical eye care.”


Education and Training

Board Certification October 1996 to present
American Board of Opthalmology Board-Certified Diplomate

Fellowship 1995-1996
Spaeth Glaucoma Fellowship Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 1992-1995
University of Washington, Seattle WA
Residency in Ophthalmology

Internship 1991-1992
University of Washington, Seattle, WA Internal Medicine Internship

Medical School 1987-1991
University of Washington, Seattle, WA Doctorate of Medicine – Graduated with Honors

Undergraduate 1981-1985
Bachelor of Science, Biology University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA