Charles D. Birnbach, MD For an appointment call: (206) 215-3850


  • Ophthalmology


  • Retina

Care Center:

Proliance Retina

Clinic Locations:

  • Bellevue
  • Burlington
  • First Hill
  • Kent


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 Proliance Retina.

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.

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Education & Fellowship

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

Ophthalmology, University of Washington Medical Center

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