About Dr Brenda Myers-Powell
A Wealth of Experience and Training
Brenda Myers-Powell, MD PhD, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, subspecializes in uveitis (ocular inflammation) and vitreoretinal surgery. She has accomplished a successful blend of academia and private practice through consultation and teaching which has enhanced her expertise. After practicing for more than eight years in the Northwest, she now dedicates herself to her vision of Compassionate Excellence Always in Retina and Uveitis care as the owner of Retina Specialists Northwest, PLLC.
Dr. Myers-Powell has devoted her career to the advancement of patient care. She had an early start in clinical science research as a Junior Fellow at the prestigious National Institutes of Health while attending the Johns Hopkins University for her Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Her subsequent 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 then pursued her ophthalmology residency training at the University of Texas at Houston’s Hermann Eye Center.
Fellowship and beyond
Following completion of her first fellowship in medical retina and uveitis at the esteemed National Eye Institute, she took a position at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center knowing that diabetic and inflammatory eye disease continue to cause blindness disproportionately in the Native population compared to the remainder of America. There she co-developed the Indian Health Service Tele-ophthalmology Program for the diagnosis and management of diabetic and other eye disease. She was quickly promoted to Section Chief of Ophthalmology during her two-year tenure. She later accepted a preceptorship and associate position in vitreoretinal surgery with a busy Northwest vitreoretinal practice for four years.
While practicing vitreoretinal surgery and uveitis full-time, she also developed and supervised a Uveitis Service for the University of Washington as well as a retinal and uveitis consultation service at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center. Dr. Myers-Powell briefly relocated to the East coast for two years prior to returning to the Northwest to provide retinal services for a muti-speciality ophthalmology group. After four years she opened Retina Specialists Northwest to realize her dream of compassionate excellence in retinal care.
She continues to participate in academic endeavors such as teaching and clinical trials but her true love remains patient care. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retinal Specialists, as well as local and state ophthalmology and medical societies.
On a personal note...
Dr. Myers-Powell enjoys reading, golfing when possible, and relaxing with friends. She is exceptionally proud of her son, Lorenzo Brendan, who has lent his expertise to Retina Specialists Northwest while preparing for graduate school. Many of her patients remember him as a little tyke assisting his mom on weekends and evenings as he began his life of service.