Thellea K. Leveque M.D.

 Thellea  K. Leveque M.D.


Dr. Leveque earned her bachelor’s degree from Amherst College. She earned her M.P.H. in clinical leadership at the University of North Carolina. She…

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Patient Care Philosophy

Patient education and participation in care is vital to eye health. I will do everything I can to explain your eye condition in a way that makes sense to you. There is no such thing as a dumb question!

Personal Interests

Dr. Leveque lives with her husband and two children. Her personal interests include roller skating, reading, voice acting, music and spending time with dear friends. She especially values quality time and adventures with her family.

Clinical Interests

All straightforward and complex medical conditions of the eye, including ocular inflammation, uveitis, dry eye and related diseases, glaucoma, mild to moderate macular degeneration, ocular health in systemic disease (including diabetes) and trauma. She has a particular interest in uveitis.

Laser capsulotomy, iridotomy, trabeculoplasty, pan-retinal photo-coagulation, minor lid procedures and ocular injections.

Research Interests

Uveitis, resident and patient education, prevention.


UW - Dept. of OphthalmologyFellowship2012
Duke UniversityMedical education2001
St. Joseph Mercy-Transitional YearInternship
Univ. of Michigan, Dept. of OphthalmologyResidency
Univ. of Michigan, Dept. of OphthalmologyTeaching Appointment


Board Certifications

American Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology2007
Dr. Leveque earned her bachelor’s degree from Amherst College. She earned her M.P.H. in clinical leadership at the University of North Carolina. She completed her M.D. at Duke University School of Medicine. Following her transitional internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, she completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Leveque specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology. In keeping with her belief that a career in medicine requires a lifetime of learning, this year she is pursuing additional training in uveitis with the department chair. She joined the faculty in fall of 2008 after serving three years as clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan. In addition to earning her medical degree from Duke University, Dr. Leveque also received a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a focus on patient education and prevention of eye diseases. She was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award prior to her departure from the University of Michigan and hopes to continue her tradition of excellence in teaching at the University of Washington. Her approach to resident education focuses on how to be a primary care doctor for the eye. With medical students, she concentrates on introduction to ophthalmology, equipment use and exam skills.

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