Thomas Gillette
Thomas E. Gillette, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Thomas E. Gillette, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Thomas E. Gillette, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Specialty

Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Cataracts, Corneal Disease & Transplants, Eye Center, LASIK, Refractive Surgery

  • Accepting Children: Yes
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Payment Methods Accepted:

VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Care Credit, Cash, Check

Insurance Accepted:

Contact this office for accepted insurance plans.

Additional Information:

News

Dr. Gillette was recently featured on KOMO news discussing how a recently approved device can be used to restore eyesight to patients with macular degeneration. See the story here.


About Dr. Gillette

Dr. Gillette specializes in diseases and surgery of the cornea and anterior segment of the eye. He was born in Cortland, New York, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Following internship, Dr. Gillette served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Public Health Service from 1974 to 1976.

Dr. Gillette completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at New York University and
a fellowship in Ocular Immunology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gillette then moved to Seattle, Washington where he conducted research on the immunology of corneal transplantation, and joined Eye Associates Northwest in 1989.

Dr. Gillette has served as President of the Washington State Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Program Director of the Academy’s Annual Meeting, and as a Board Trustee. He has also served as President of the Medical Staff at Cabrini Hospital in 1990 and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Swedish Medical Center from 2005 to 2009.

Dr. Gillette specializes in corneal transplantation, DSAEK, complex cataract surgery, and ophthalmic consultation.

Dr. Gillette has worked with international efforts to reduce blindness in Turkey, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Borneo.

Dr. Gillette is also a SightLife Global Partner. From its center in Seattle, SightLife has one of the largest cornea eye banks in the world, recognized internationally for its consistent commitment to quality and safety. Not only does SightLife provide the corneas Dr. Gillette uses in surgery, SightLife’s ambitious mission includes eliminating corneal blindness worldwide. SightLife has ongoing projects in the countries where 90% of the world’s population of blind people with corneal disease live. Go to www.sightlife.com to learn more about how SightLife and Dr. Gillette are making a difference.

Philosophy of Care

I believe that each patient is an individual with unique concerns and needs. I place special emphasis on educating each patient to the fullest extent possible, so they might effectively participate in their care - thus insuring the most favorable outcome possible.

Personal Interests

I am the father of two college age boys. My personal interests include fishing and antique tackle collecting.I spend a great deal of time in clinical research and as chairman of the Swedish department of Ophthalmology.

Medical School

State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

Residency

New York University, New York, NY

Fellowship(s)

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Board Certifications

Ophthalmology

Languages:

English

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Ophthalmology, ASCRS, Cornea Society, WAEPS

Additional Information:

News

Dr. Gillette was recently featured on KOMO news discussing how a recently approved device can be used to restore eyesight to patients with macular degeneration. See the story here.


About Dr. Gillette

Dr. Gillette specializes in diseases and surgery of the cornea and anterior segment of the eye. He was born in Cortland, New York, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Following internship, Dr. Gillette served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Public Health Service from 1974 to 1976.

Dr. Gillette completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at New York University and
a fellowship in Ocular Immunology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gillette then moved to Seattle, Washington where he conducted research on the immunology of corneal transplantation, and joined Eye Associates Northwest in 1989.

Dr. Gillette has served as President of the Washington State Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Program Director of the Academy’s Annual Meeting, and as a Board Trustee. He has also served as President of the Medical Staff at Cabrini Hospital in 1990 and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Swedish Medical Center from 2005 to 2009.

Dr. Gillette specializes in corneal transplantation, DSAEK, complex cataract surgery, and ophthalmic consultation.

Dr. Gillette has worked with international efforts to reduce blindness in Turkey, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Borneo.

Dr. Gillette is also a SightLife Global Partner. From its center in Seattle, SightLife has one of the largest cornea eye banks in the world, recognized internationally for its consistent commitment to quality and safety. Not only does SightLife provide the corneas Dr. Gillette uses in surgery, SightLife’s ambitious mission includes eliminating corneal blindness worldwide. SightLife has ongoing projects in the countries where 90% of the world’s population of blind people with corneal disease live. Go to www.sightlife.com to learn more about how SightLife and Dr. Gillette are making a difference.

Corneal Donor Study
Corneal Preservation Time Study
Herpes Zoster (Shingles) treatment

Offices

Eye Associates NW- Seattle (First Hill)
1101 Madison St.
Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 215-2020
Fax: (206) 215-2022

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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