Thuy Doan, MD, PhD

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Associate Professor
Director of the Ralph & Sophie Heintz Laboratory


Dr. Doan is a fellowship-trained uveitis specialist, focusing on diagnosing and treating infectious and inflammatory eye diseases. She is committed to providing each patient with the highest quality, personalized eye care, and leverages the latest technological advances in her practice. As the Director of the Ralph & Sophie Heintz laboratory at the Proctor Foundation, she works alongside a global team of specialists in epidemiology, ophthalmology, biostatistics, and genomics. Together, the team studies the complex interactions between human microbiomes, including those of the eyes, gut, and respiratory system, and their responses to various treatments (e.g., antibiotics). Additionally, the team optimizes diagnostics and identifies biomarkers critical to disease progression. This research, aimed at enhancing patient outcomes, is supported by the National Eye Institute, the Research to Prevent Blindness, All May See, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Huang Foundation. 

University of Washington, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), Ph.D.
Neurobiology Course, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole
Stanford University, M.D.
University of Washington, Residency, Ophthalmology
University of Washington, Fellowship, Uveitis
Strategies & Techniques for Analyzing Microbial Population Structures (STAMP), Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole
High-Throughput Biology: From Sequence to Networks, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory