Dr. Van Gelder is UW Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Van Gelder is a clinician-scientist. His primary clinical interest is in…
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Patient Care Philosophy
Dr. Van Gelder practices evidence-based medicine supported by more than a decade of practice in uveitis. He gives the same thorough, personal attention to each patient. He involves the entire eye care team in patient care, and examines each patient and discusses his or her care with patience and thoroughness. Dr. Van Gelder involves patients in their care decisions and takes each patient's individual philosophy and preference into account when deciding on a treatment course.
He enjoys being with his family, skiing, photography and music.
Uveitis, including iritis, pars planitis, retinitis, choroiditis and scleritis. Dr. Van Gelder is also interested in medical retinal disease, including hereditary retinal disease and macular dystrophies.
Dr. Van Gelder's laboratory is interested in the mechanisms of uveitic disease, including discovery of novel pathogens and understanding the role of auto-antibodies in uveitis. His laboratory is also interested in how the eye can sense light without seeing it.
- Stanford University School of MedicineMedical education1994
- Stanford University Medical CenterInternship
- Washington University SOMFellowship
- Washington University SOMResidency
- American Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology2000