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George J. Ko, MD, FACS

Dr. George J. Ko

George J. Ko, MD, FACS received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University in New York City. He then completed his internship in Medicine at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by Ophthalmology Residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Ko completed his two-year fellowship in vitreo-retinal diseases and surgery in one of the top clinical programs in the nation: The Retina Group of Washington and The Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center combined program, in Washington, DC.

Dr. Ko is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has presented at national and international retina meetings on the treatment of age-related macular degeneration and retinal detachment as well as given Continuing Medical Education courses on retinal vascular diseases. He is one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists selected by Consumers’ Research Council since 2009 and is a recipient of the prestigious Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2007. He also holds several professional memberships that include American Society of Retina Specialists, Research to Prevent Blindness and the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Ko enjoys outdoor activities as well as gourmet dining with his family. He is fluent in Chinese.


Rahul Mandiga, MD

Dr. Rahul Mandiga

Rahul Mandiga, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist, fellowship-trained in the medical and surgical treatment of retina and macular diseases. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Mandiga graduated with honors from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, where he studied Biology and Child Development. He earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. After medical school, Dr. Mandiga completed his ophthalmology residency training at University Hospitals Eye Institute/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he was appointed to serve as Chief Resident of the residency program. As a resident, he helped organize multiple volunteer eye screenings in the community and helped establish a free eye care clinic at The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland. Dr. Mandiga completed his training with a two-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at a highly regarded clinical program at Retina and Vitreous of Texas in Houston, Texas. Before moving to Seattle, he practiced for two years in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Dr. Mandiga holds memberships in several professional societies and has presented his retinal disease research to his peers at numerous meetings and to colleagues in the community. Outside of the practice of medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife Dr. Varsha Manjunath, a fellow ophthalmologist, and their puppy Marvin. Together they enjoy cooking, photography, traveling, exploring local restaurants, and attending concerts.