Michael R. Banitt M.D., M.H.A.

Michael R. Banitt M.D., M.H.A.

Specialties and Expertise

Cornea and external disease, Ophthalmology


Eye Institute




Primary Location

Eye Institute at Harborview

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


Dr. Banitt completed his ophthalmology training at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City. He later became subspecialty trained in cornea and external diseases at the University of Michigan, and glaucoma at the University of Miami. Dr. Banitt is especially interested in patients with both cornea and glaucoma problems. His goal is to find better surgeries to improve people's sight.

Dr. Banitt is a UW associate professor of ophthalmology. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  

Patient Care Philosophy

My goal is to give each patient the care I would give my family, to apply the best scientific evidence and most appropriate treatments, and to help the patient make the best medical decision they are able to make with the latest information. 

Clinical Interests

Cataracts; cornea problems; glaucoma. 

Research Interests

Clinical trials in the area of cornea and glaucoma surgery to find better improvements to sight. 


University of Miami-School of MedicineTeaching Appointment2013
University of Miami-School of MedicineFellowshipGlaucoma2009
University of MichiganFellowshipCornea & External Disease2008
New York Eye and Ear InfirmaryResidencyOphthalmology2007
Beth Israel Medical CenterInternshipInternal Medicine2004
Wayne State University SOMMedical education2003
St. Louis University School of MedicineMaster1998

Board Certifications

American Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology2009
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