Meet Dr. Brenda Myers-Powell
Brenda Myers-Powell, MD PhD, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, subspecializes in uveitis (ocular inflammation) and vitreoretinal disease management. Born in Washington, DC, she spent most of her youth in the mid-Atlantic region of the East Coast. Her academic training was spent a throughout the US. She had an early start in clinical science research as a Junior Fellow at the prestigious National Institutes of Health while earning a Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Johns Hopkins University. Appointment to the Medical Scientist Training Program at renowned Washington University School of Medicine led to graduate studies in immunology that sparked a love for retinal disease management. She finished her MD PhD studies and pursued her ophthalmology residency training at the University of Texas at Houston’s Hermann Eye Center.
Fellowship and beyond
Her first fellowship in medical retina and uveitis at the esteemed National Eye Institute, NIH was later followed by preceptorship and associate position in vitreoretinal surgery in the Northwest.
During the early years of her career, she spent time at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center where she co-developed the Indian Health Service Tele-ophthalmology Program for the diagnosis and management of diabetic and other eye disease, honed management skills following promotion to PIMC, Section Chief of Ophthalmology, and as an associate clinical professor at the University of Washington supervised the inception of a Uveitis Service. She accomplished a successful blend of academia and private practice through consultation and teaching that enhanced her expertise. Following years of private practice in the Northwest, she founded Retina Specialists Northwest, PLLC to realize her personal vision of Compassionate Excellence Always in Retina and Uveitis. After more than 10 years in dedicated successful solo practice, she joins her colleagues at PNWR to share in the delivery of compassionate Vitreoretinal and Uveitis excellence meeting the challenges of today's healthcare environment. She remains a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology.
On a personal note...
Dr. Myers-Powell enjoys reading, outdoor activities, relaxing with friends, and has started birding. She is exceptionally proud of her son, Lorenzo Brendan, who lent his expertise to Retina Specialists Northwest while preparing for graduate school. As a single parent, he is the center of her life’s focus and shares her commitment to service.