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Hubert H. Pham, MD, MS

Languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Hubert Pham was born in Pennsylvania, but spent the first decade of his life living in Mexico and Zimbabwe. He returned to the United States when he was ten years old and subsequently lived in Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, and New York. He graduated with Honors from Cornell University where he studied Biomedical Engineering, completed a Masters in Physiology at Georgetown University, and stayed on at Georgetown for medical school. He graduated from Georgetown School of Medicine with Honors and continued his training at Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center. He is extensively trained in all aspects of comprehensive ophthalmology with a special interest in glaucoma, cataracts, and ocular manifestations of systemic disease. Owing to his clinical, scholastic and research achievements, he has won several awards and has presented his research nationally and internationally. As a result of his unique upbringing, he speaks fluent Spanish and has a passion for international ophthalmology. Dr. Pham sees patients in our Seattle office. He is married and his wife, Kelly, is a physician specializing in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital. To see Dr. Pham’s CV and to find out more, please visit
Field of Study
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Medical School
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington Hospital Center
Georgetown University
Physiology & Biophysics
Professional Associations
Personal Interests
International Ophthalmology; Education
Clinical Interests
  • absence of eye
  • accommodation
  • acute inflammation of orbit
  • agenesis of eye
  • allergic conjunctivitis
  • alternating hyperphoria
  • aniridia
  • aniseikonia
  • anisocoria
  • anisometropia
  • aphakia
  • astigmatism
  • biopsy of eye muscle
  • blepharospasm
  • blurred vision
  • buphthalmos
  • cataract
  • cataract removal
  • chloroquine retinopathy
  • chorioretinal coloboma
  • chronic conjunctivitis
  • ciliary body degeneration
  • color blindness
  • conjunctival cyst
  • conjunctival diseases
  • conjunctival edema
  • conjunctival hemorrhage
  • conjunctival hyperemia
  • conjunctival injury
  • conjunctival pigmentation
  • conjunctival scar
  • conjunctivitis
  • contact and allergic dermatitis of eyelid
  • contact lens infections
  • contact lenses
  • contact lens-induced corneal edema
  • contusion of eye
  • cornea
  • corneal abrasion
  • corneal burn
  • corneal clouding
  • corneal degeneration
  • corneal diseases
  • corneal disorders
  • corneal foreign body
  • corneal haze
  • corneal neovascularization
  • corneal opacity
  • corneal pigmentations
  • corneal surgery
  • corneal ulcer
  • cotton wool spots
  • cyst of eyelid
  • dacryoadenitis
  • diabetic cataract
  • diabetic eye exam
  • diabetic macular edema
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • diplopia
  • ectopia lentis
  • ectropion
  • endophthalmitis
  • enophthalmos
  • entropion
  • enucleation
  • esotropia
  • examination of eyes
  • excessive tearing
  • exophthalmos
  • exotropia
  • eye
  • eye abnormalities
  • eye infections
  • eye pain
  • eye strain
  • eyelid bump
  • eyelid diseases
  • eyelid itching
  • family history of glaucoma
  • farsightedness
  • flashing lights
  • floaters
  • foreign body in conjunctival sac
  • foreign body in eye
  • fracture of orbital floor
  • giant cell arteritis
  • glaucoma
  • glaucoma procedures
  • glaucoma suspects
  • goniotomy
  • growth on eye
  • herpes simplex with ophthalmic complication
  • histoplasmosis with retinitis
  • hiv eye conditions
  • hypertelorism
  • hypertension ocular
  • idiopathic orbital inflammatory disease
  • inflammation of the eyelid
  • iridectomy
  • iridocyclitis
  • iridoschisis
  • iridotomy
  • iris atrophy
  • iris surgery
  • iritis
  • keratitis
  • keratoconjunctivitis
  • laceration of eye
  • lacrimal apparatus diseases
  • lasik
  • legal blindness
  • lisch nodule
  • lupus eye conditions
  • mechanical ectropion
  • meibomian cyst
  • melanoma of eye
  • microphthalmos
  • minor opacity of cornea
  • miosis
  • myopia
  • night blindness
  • nodular degeneration of cornea
  • nonsenile cataract
  • nuclear cataract
  • nystagmus
  • ocular oncology
  • ocular tumor
  • open angle glaucoma
  • open wound of eye
  • ophthalmic disorders
  • ophthalmic trauma
  • orbit cancer
  • orbital cyst
  • orbitotomy
  • papilledema
  • parasitic eyelid infestation
  • partial sight
  • penetrating eye injury
  • presbyopia
  • proptosis
  • pseudophakia
  • pterygium
  • refractive amblyopia
  • refractive surgery
  • reiter's syndrome
  • repair of laceration of conjunctiva
  • replacement of contact lens
  • retinal degeneration
  • retinal detachment
  • retinal diseases
  • retinal disorders
  • retinal drusen
  • retinal hemorrhage
  • scotoma
  • sensitivity to light
  • sports injuries - eye
  • strabismus
  • stye
  • sudden vision loss
  • thyrotoxic exophthalmos
  • transient monocular vision loss
  • traumatic enucleation
  • viral conjunctivitis
  • vision loss
  • visual discomfort
  • visual disturbance
  • visual field defects
  • visual impairment
  • xerophthalmia

·     Pham HH. “Conservative Management Versus Early Vitrectomy for Spontaneous, Fundus-Obscuring Vitreous Hemorrhage.” G. Victor Simpson Lecture, Washington Hospital Center. Washington, DC. 7 June 2014.

·     Pham HH, Kolsky, MP. “The Migraine That Wasn’t…(A case of intracranial idiopathic hypertension).”  The Alper Neuro-Ophthalmology Grand Rounds.  Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. 10 May 2014.

·     Pham HH. “Effect of Statins on Visual Outcomes in Primary Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachments.”
·       Presented at G. Victor Simpson Lecture, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. 8 June 2013. Awarded William J.G. Davis Award.
·       Poster Presentation. Medstar Health Research Institute 2014 Research Symposium, Columbia, MD. 10 March 2014.
·       Presented at Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics Biennial International Meeting, Alicante, Spain. 10 February 2013.
·       Accepted (not presented):
·    Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting, Seattle, Washington, 8 May 2013;
·    European Society of Retinal Specialists 13th Annual Meeting, Hamburg, Germany, 26 September 2013.

·     Wai H, Haider M, Pham HH, Venkatesan C, Sheridan MJ, Kalwaney S. “T3 Study: “The Top 3 Things Tonight?” Anticipation and Contingency Planning for Hand-offs: Prospective, Controlled Trial.” Poster Presentation. Association for Hospital Medical Education Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, 16 May 2013

·     Pham HH, Kolsky MP. “Case Presentation: The half that could not see.” The Susan Alper Memorial Lecture.  Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. 4 May 2013.

·     Pham HH, Pandey A. “Effects of Spanish-language Communication on Quality of Healthcare Interactions between Latino Patients and Non-Spanish-speaking Providers.”
·    Poster Presentation. National Hispanic Medical Association, 17th Annual Conference, Washington, DC. 26 April 2013.
·    Poster Presentation. Medstar Health Research Institute 2014 Research Symposium, Columbia, MD. 10 March 2014.

·     Pham HH, Kolsky MP. “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light: A case presentation of Vitamin A deficiency,” The Alper Neuro-Ophthalmology Grand Rounds.  Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC. 3 April 2013.

·     Pham HH, Zein W. “Case Presentation: Retinal dystrophy: Molecular diagnosis leading to possible therapies… (Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis),” Pediatric Grand Rounds.  Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC. 19 October 2012.

·     Pham HH, Kim DJ, Lai MM, Josephson JW, Minarcik JR, von Fricken M.  “Effect of symptom duration on outcomes following vitrectomy repair of primary macula-off retinal detachments.”  Retina. 2013 Oct; 33(9):1931-7.

·     Pham HH. “Onchocerciasis (African River Blindness),” EyeWiki original article. Last Edited 12 May 2013.  Located at:

·     Pham HH, “Case Presentation: To Clot or Not to Clot (Non-accidental trauma with coagulopathy).” Pediatric Grand Rounds. 20 February 2013.

·     Pham HH, Sabet S. “Point-Counterpoint: Primary biopsy for idiopathic orbital inflammation,” Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. 26 November 2012.

·     Pham HH. Case Presentation: “When to act? (Non-accidental trauma).” Pediatric Grand Rounds. Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC. 26 September 2012.

·     Pham HH, Sabet S. “Conjunctival Melanomas: Role of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsies,” Pathology Grand Rounds. Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. 8 September 2012. 

·     Pham HH. Article Presentation: “Combined trabeculotomy–trabeculectomy augmented with 5-?uorouracil in paediatric glaucoma,” by Jalil A, et al. Pediatric Journal Club. Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC. 29 August 2012.

·     Pham HH. Review: “Ocular Surface Reconstruction: Trends, Trials and Tribulations.” Washington DC Area Corneal Journal Club, Washington, DC. 9 August 2012.

·     Pham HH. Article Presentation: “The bisretinoids of retinal pigment epithelium” by Sparrow JR, et al. Pediatric Ophthalmology Journal Club. Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC. 19 October 2012.

·     Pham HH, Butrus S. Point-Counterpoint: “The Fuchs Patient with a Cataract—DSAEK now or later?” Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. 21 May 2012.

·     Pham HH. Fluorescein Angiogram Conference. Retina Group of Washington. Chevy Chase, MD. 15 February 2012.

·     Josephson JW, Pham HH, Lai MM. "Effect on Visual Outcomes in Repair of Macula-Off Retinal Detachment Using Vitrectomy," Poster Poster Presentation, G. Victor Simpson Symposium, Washington, DC. 6 June 2009.

·     Pham HH, Gillen KM, Mani S.  “Development of a Bioluminescent Mouse Model for Yersinia Pseudotuberculosis Infection Using In Vivo Imaging,” Poster presented & In-house abstract published, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD, 18 August 2002.

·     Brasov I, Pham HH, Mani S. “Development and Analysis of a Model System for Sampling Expired Breath Condensates (EBCs) in a Restrained Unanesthetized Swine Model of Pleuropneumoniae,” Poster presented & In-house abstract published, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD, 15 August 2003.

·     Collins A, Pham HH, Brasov I, Mani S.  “Development of a clinically relevant piglet model for the study of disease progression: Correlation with functional genomics in lethal shock,” In-house Abstract Publication, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD, August 2002.

·     Okolo P, Pham HH, Patel T, Neill R. “The Study of Host Gene Responses to Specific Pathogens Using High Throughput Genome Screening Technology,” In-house Abstract Publication, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD, August 2002.

·     Miles MS, Pham HH, Jett M. “High Throughput Cloning of Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B induced genes from human lymphoid cells and custom microarray confirmation,” In-house Abstract Publication, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD, August 2001.

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