My name is Matt Weed, and I'm a pediatric ophthalmologist at the Spokane Eye Clinic in beautiful Spokane, Washington.
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah
Graduated from Brigham Young University
B.S. in microbiology; minor in Spanish
Summa cum laude
College valedictorian, commencement speaker
Married to a Spokane native, four wonderful children
Medical school: University of California-San Diego
Internship: Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center (Spokane, Washington)
Ophthalmology residency: University of Iowa
Ophthalmic genetics fellowship: University of Iowa
Pediatric ophthalmology fellowship: University of Iowa
Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member of the Board of Trustees of the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Investigator with the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, a collaborative research organization sponsored by the National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health
What I Do:
As a medical and surgical eye doctor for children, I see and treat kids with any type of eye problem you can imagine: lazy eye (amblyopia), eye misalignment (strabismus), need for glasses, blocked tear ducts, cataracts, glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity, and many more.
I have specialized training in inherited diseases that affect the eyes, such as Stargardt disease and retinitis pigmentosa, and I absolutely love meeting children and families with these conditions.
I also see adult patients with eye misalignment and/or double vision.
NEAT THINGS I'VE DONE
Come to Spokane as the first and only inherited eye disease specialist in the region, allowing pediatric eye patients with these conditions to not have to travel to the coast
Become the only strabismus surgeon in the region to offer the adjustable suture technique to selected adult patients
Lived in Costa Rica for two years, where I became fluent in Spanish
Lectured at multiple national meetings, including those of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Authored and co-authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
Published content as a Strabismus Surgery section editor in Basic Techniques of Ophthalmic Surgery
Studied with Dr. William E. Scott, MD, a giant of pediatric ophthalmology, and other wonderful mentors at the University of Iowa
Served on the editorial board for www.eyerounds.org, one of the world's leading ophthalmology teaching sites