Arpenik Avakian, MD
Dr. Arpenik Avakian is a highly qualified ophthalmologist with 25 years of experience.
She is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has formal advanced subspecialty
training in diseases of the retina and vitreous.
Dr. Avakian has resided and practiced as a retinal specialist in Seattle since 1998.
She holds privileges with several of the regionís several premier hospitals including Northwest Hospital,
Swedish Hospital, Overlake Hospital, Veterans Affairs Hospital, Stevens Hospital and
Virginia Mason Hospital.
Dr. Avakian earned her clinical PhD and received her medical education and specialization in ophthalmology
at the Medical Academy in Moscow, Russia. In 1989 she became an Assistant Professor at Columbia
University in New York and was at the forefront of research in new therapies for macular
degeneration and retinal diseases. As an accomplished clinician, in 1996 she became a Chief
Resident in Ophthalmology at Southern Illinois University and subsequently completed her two-year
Fellowship in Surgical and Medical Treatment of Vitreoretinal Diseases at the University of Washington.