Our Ophthalmologist in Seattle
Sheldon J. Cowen, MD
Dr. Sheldon J Cowen is a board certified ophthalmologist who has been in private practice for nineteen years. He received his undergraduate degree with distinction, and his medical degree with honors, from the University of Michigan. His residency in Ophthalmology was completed at the University of Oregon, Oregon Health Sciences University. He began practicing ophthalmology in Sun Valley, Idaho, where he became Chief of Surgery at Moritz Community Hospital. He moved to Seattle in 1989 and has been in private practice at Swedish Hospital for the last sixteen years.
Dr. Cowen specializes in anterior segment surgery of the eyes and has performed thousands of procedures over the course of 19 years. He was the first to perform LASIK eye surgery at Swedish Hospital, and has done thousands of refractive procedures. Dr. Cowen remains at the forefront of the field and has authored articles published in the ophthalmic literature.
He is board certified through the American Board of Ophthalmology, fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, member of the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Washington State Medical Association, and the King County Medical Society.