James L. Kinyoun M.D.

 James  L. Kinyoun M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Eye Care (Ophthalmology), Medical and Surgical Retina, Surgery


Eye Care Institute (Opthalmology)


English, Spanish


Primary Location

Eye Institute at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 7th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 

Eye Center at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor, NN 300
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.744.2020|Map It 


James L. Kinyoun, M.D., is a surgeon and educator in Ophthalmology with UW Medicine. He practices at the Eye Institute at Harborview Medical Center.

Dr. Kinyoun believes patient understanding is key to a successful, ongoing, long-term patient-physician relationship. He values time to communicate the cause of each patient's eye problem and the choices for management  as thoroughly as possible.

Dr. Kinyoun completed his medical degree at the University of Nebraska. He specializes in retinal detachment, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, vitreous hemorrhage, numerous other macular abnormalities, including age-related macular degeneration and epimacular membranes, eye-trauma and radiation retinopathy.

Teaching medical students, ophthalmology residents and retina-vitreous fellows how to examine the retina and form differential diagnoses for patients' eye problems have been the highlights of Dr. Kinyoun's 30-year career at UW Medicine.

Personal Interests

Dr. Kinyoun lives in Shoreline, Washington, with his wife. He has two grown children. He enjoys sporting activities (e.g., basketball and football), as well as, exercising outdoors (e.g., hiking, running, and snowshoeing) with his family. He relishes the endless, ever-changing visually stimulating beauty of the Pacific Northwest whether he's watching the sun set behind the Olympic Mountains or the rain move across the Puget Sound.


Univ. of NebraskaMedical education1971


Board Certifications

American Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology1976
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