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Lesley Everett, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus

  • Ophthalmology
  • Retina and Vitreous Disease
  • Retinal Dystrophies Congenital/Genetic Disease

Locations and contact

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About me

Dr. Everett grew up in Port Angeles, Washington, and she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Biochemistry from the University of Washington. She completed her medical school and graduate degree training in Human Genetics at the University of Michigan Medical School as part of the NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD).

Dr. Everett completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Francisco, then returned to the University of Michigan for a Medical Retina Fellowship at the Kellogg Eye Center. She trained in medical and peri-operative retina care, uveitis, ocular oncology, and inherited retinal diseases.

Dr. Everett joined the Casey Eye Institute as a faculty member in the Ophthalmic Genetics and Retina Divisions. Her clinical and basic research interests focus on inherited retinal diseases, genetic disorders of retinal vascular development, retinal vascular imaging, and novel gene therapy approaches for the treatment of degenerative retinal disease. 

As a Pacific Northwest native, she enjoys spending as much time outside as possible with her family and friends while camping, hiking, cycling, and running. She enjoys playing piano, rowing crew, traveling, and enjoying new adventures in Oregon. Most of all, she enjoys building lasting partnerships with ophthalmology patients and their families in order to provide excellent care and counseling about their eye conditions and treatment options.

Education and training

    • M. Phil., 2007, University of Cambridge
    • Ph.D., 2014, University of Michigan
    • M.D., 2016, University of Michigan
  • Internship

    • General Surgery and Ophthalmology at University of California, San Francisco
  • Residency

    • University of California, San Francisco
  • Fellowship

    • Medical Retina Fellowship at University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center

Memberships and associations:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.7 out of 5 (138 Ratings, 51 Reviews)

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