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Specialties:

  • Ophthalmology – Retina

Care Center:

Vitreoretinal Associates of Washington

Clinic Locations:

  • Bellevue
  • Burlington
  • First Hill
  • Kent

Charles D. Birnbach, MD For an appointment call: 206.215.3850

Biography

Charles Birnbach, MD, is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He specializes in treatment for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, and performs surgery for many conditions including retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane, and macular hole.

He is a past president of the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and currently serves on the board of the Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. He participates in clinical trials with other members of Vitreoretinal Associates.

Dr. Birnbach lives in Seattle with his wife, who is a pediatric nephrologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital. They have a son and twin boys. He loves to golf and waterski in his limited spare time.

Education & Fellowship

Education
BA, Brandeis University
MD, New York University School of Medicine, with Honors

Residency
Ophthalmology, University of Washington Medical Center

Fellowship
Diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous, University of Washington School of Medicine

Board certification
American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Affiliations

Board member, Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
President (former), Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons


Surgical Facilities

The Retina Surgery Center
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center – UW Medicine
Overlake Hospital Medical Center