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Steven M. Brady, D.O.

Dr. Brady is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Science. In 1998, he graduated second in his class at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine (Biddeford, ME), after intelligence and basic underwater demolition / SEAL training, and 6 years of service in Naval Intelligence and Naval Special Warfare. His wealth of experience and expertise stems from an arduous and selective internship and residency at the nation’s top rated hospital in the Department of Defense where his knowledge was rated in the top 5% of his peers, as well as years of service in at least 8 countries around the world – learning, teaching and performing thousands of surgeries. After two successful years as Chief of Ophthalmology at the only military medical center in Europe, and directing the only warfighter refractive eye surgery center in Europe, he was hand selected for research and focused training in Glaucoma which was performed in Seattle, WA.

Dr. Brady comes to Cascade Eye & Skin Centers from Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC), after 20 combined years of service with the Navy and the Army. He most recently served as director of the glaucoma service there, and managed surgical glaucoma from the American Lake Veterans Administration facility. He was also the previous director of the cataract surgery service, and managed the optics/refraction curriculum, while on staff at MAMC. Dr. Brady served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington, School of Medicine from 2008 to 2015. He has been teacher of the year at both the University of Washington, School of Medicine, as well as at Madigan, but his passion remains taking care of each patient he has the privilege of seeing.

Naturally, Dr. Brady is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. In addition, he is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society. As a seasoned ophthalmologist, he has refined surgical skills, up to date knowledge on complex eye diseases, and is eager, ready and capable of treating everything from refractive errors with glasses/LASIK/PRK, to emergent vision threatening eye conditions.

Other accomplishments include many military service commendation and achievement medals and ribbons, French language fluency, author or co-author of numerous scientific papers on refractive surgery and other topics, earning 3 Varsity letters during 4 years of Division I college football at Annapolis, completing an Ironman Triathlon and several national/international marathons, a top 5 state ranking and top 10 national ranking in Cat 1 Masters cross country mountain biking championship; however, his greatest joy and achievement is keeping up with his wife and three children, with whom he shares his zest for life, love, and learning.

Lisa Y. Chen, M.D.

Dr. Chen is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained cornea specialist, focusing on the medical and surgical management of corneal conditions. She performs cornea transplant surgery, including cutting-edge procedures such as ultra-thin DSAEK and DMEK. Dr. Chen also specializes in cataract surgery, anterior segment and ocular surface reconstruction, and refractive surgery including LASIK, PRK, and phototherapeutic keratectomy. In addition to seeing cornea patients, Dr. Chen also provides comprehensive eye care services.

Dr. Chen is committed to providing outstanding and compassionate eye care to her patients. She believes in a personalized approach, offering state-of-the-art treatment while regarding each individual with empathy and dignity in order to deliver the highest level of patient-centered care.

Dr. Chen received her B.S. in biology with distinction from Duke University, graduating summa cum laude. She then earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Following an internship in internal medicine at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Dr. Chen completed her ophthalmology residency at Stanford University, where she remained for a fellowship in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery. After her training, Dr. Chen joined the faculty at Stanford University, providing care to patients in addition to teaching residents. Dr. Chen is excited to bring the skills, knowledge, and experience gained from working at these academic institutions to her clinical practice at Cascade Eye & Skin Centers.

Outside of work, Dr. Chen enjoys traveling, cooking, adventurous eating, reading, and spending time outdoors with her family.

Keith F. Dahlhauser, MD

With over 8000 ocular surgeries (LASIK, PRK, cataract, and glaucoma), Keith F. Dahlhauser, M.D., F.A.C.S. has the experience; but it is more than just experience that counts. He says, “The most experienced hair cutter is the barber at boot camp, but would you want him to give you a haircut before your wedding?” Just as important as experience in surgery is attention to detail, modern equipment, concern for the patient, and monitoring of results. Therefore, all surgical patients are seen preoperatively and postoperatively by the same ophthalmologist/surgeon at Cascade Eye & Skin Centers.

Prior to joining Cascade, Dr. Dahlhauser was a Lieutenant Colonel and chief of cataract surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center, where he spent 10 years teaching residents how to perform cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Dahlhauser received the “Teacher of the Year” award in six of those 10 years and gained experience dealing with unusual complications. The medical center also gave him a $10,000 grant for introducing modern cataract surgery techniques. In addition to performing hundreds of glaucoma surgeries at Madigan, he also ran the glaucoma clinic at the American Lake VA Hospital. Some of his favorite experiences come from his twice yearly voluntary humanitarian missions to Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic, Trinidad, or Malawi Africa; where he performs surgery for the poor and underprivileged. He is currently president of Cascade Eye and Skin, on the Pierce County Medical Society Board (serving as President in 2015), and on the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Board.

Dr. Dahlhauser grew up in Illinois, received a B.S. in Biochemistry, a medical degree at the University of Iowa, and completed his internship at Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as an ophthalmology residency at the University of Minnesota. He is board certified in ophthalmology, scoring in the top 10 percent, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His research publications cover topics such as anterior capsule contraction after cataract surgery, scar limitation with refractive surgery, and problems with LASIK microkeratomes.

Dennis D. Drouillard, M.D.

Dr. Drouillard grew up in Missoula, Montana and eagerly attended Stanford University for his undergraduate years. Anxious to see what the eastern part of the country looked like, he went to medical school in the land of chocolate at the Hershey Medical Center. The streetlights really are shaped like kisses. There, he was awarded the Mosby Scholarship Award. He then loaded all of his belongings into a beat-up old Ford and moved to Pittsburgh, where he completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Eye & Ear Hospital.

Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, P.C., is an outgrowth of Dr. Drouillard and our other eye surgeons’ earlier Tacoma Eye Clinic group and the Eye & Skin Associates of Puyallup. The merger has produced full-service offices as well as a state-of-the-art surgery center.

He provides comprehensive eye care and has over 30 years of experience. Dr. Drouillard is a Diplomate in good standing of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Evelyn X. Fu, M.D.

Dr. Fu is drawn to vitreoretinal surgery because of the complex disease processes, challenging medical managements, and elegant surgical procedures. She is committed to making a lasting impact in this field through innovative research, public health efforts, and educational programs.

After graduating sum cum laude from University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Fu earned her medical degree with honors from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She then completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Following residency, Dr. Fu pursued extensive training in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Fu actively contributes to medical literature by authoring original reports, book chapters, and electronic publications and abstracts. She led the translation of the Chinese edition of Clinical Ophthalmic Oncology. Additionally, she serves on the editorial board of British Journal of Ophthalmology and is a reviewer for Ophthalmology.

Dr. Fu’s personal interests include adventure travel and outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, sailing, and snowboarding. She is also an avid reader and enjoys history, philosophy, psychology, and fine arts. She has a keen interest in landscape and travel photography.

Roy J. Park, M.D.

“I believe vision is the most precious of our senses, and as an ophthalmologist, my goal is to save and restore it.”

Dr. Park uses the most advanced diagnostic, medical, laser and surgical techniques in his practice of ophthalmology. Although his subspecialty is glaucoma, he also provides comprehensive eye care, including the treatment of cataracts, diabetes, age related macular degeneration and other ocular diseases.

Dr. Park is a graduate of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. His ophthalmology residency was completed at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. He also completed an extensive clinical and surgical Fellowship in Glaucoma at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY. Dr. Park has published original research on glaucoma in some of the most well respected ophthalmology journals.

Dr. Park enjoys spending time with his wife and their young son. He also enjoys sports, reading and travel.

Dr. Aimee N. Lam, MD

SPECIALTY: Ophthalmology: Fellowship-Trained Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: University of Texas, Austin, TX

MEDICAL DEGREE: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center School of Medicine, Dallas, TX

RESIDENCY: University of Texas Health, San Antonio, TX

FELLOWSHIP: Krieger Eye Institute at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Department of Ophthalmology Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Lam is a member of both the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Lam’s hobbies include baking, hiking, and biking.

Abby Vercio, M.D.

Dr. Vercio is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist who manages a variety of medical and surgical eye conditions. In addition to general eye care, she performs routine and refractive cataract surgeries.

A Southern California native, Dr. Vercio received her B.S. in biology from Point Loma Nazarene University where she graduated with honors. She then earned her medical degree from Loma Linda University, where she was inducted into the AOA medical honors society. She remained at Loma Linda for her internship in internal medicine followed by her residency in ophthalmology where she received awards for patient care, student education and research.

Following the completion of her training, Dr. Vercio worked as a comprehensive ophthalmologist in Sheboygan, WI, where she helped to establish a new eye care presence in the region. She is excited to be returning with her young family to the South Sound region, where her husband is originally from.

Dr. Vercio is passionate about patient care and communication, tailoring her expertise to meet the individualized needs of the patient. Her goal is to provide excellent results, focusing on quality of life and sight for her patients.

When not at work, Dr. Vercio enjoys cooking, gardening, running, chasing around her 2 young sons, and coaxing her husband into various home improvement projects.

Michael W. Rausch, M.D.

“Always remember that there is a person on the other side of the eye.” It’s a simple philosophy that Dr. Rausch takes very seriously. He aims to treat eye issues while keeping in mind the importance of talking with and educating his patients. “It is important to have a doctor that is qualified and intelligent, but also one with whom people feel they can communicate.”

Dr. Rausch grew up in Colorado, where he learned to enjoy the beautiful views of the great outdoors. His decision to study ophthalmology stemmed from meeting and then working with an eye doctor while volunteering at a local hospital. He then attended the University of Colorado Medical School, graduating with honors and multiple “Letters of Academic Excellence” from the Dean.

A move to Seattle with his future wife followed. He attended internship and then ophthalmology training at the University of Washington. After graduation, he stayed at the University as an Assistant Professor, taking care of patients and teaching surgical and clinical skills to residents in training. During this time he was voted teacher of the year. He joined Cascade with experience gained from an academic setting and now practices with enthusiasm in our private practice offices. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

In his spare time, he enjoys bicycling, kayaking, and spending time with his wife and two Labrador retrievers. He is also learning to play guitar and his wife no longer makes him practice in the basement.

Cheryl D. Croft, O.D.

SPECIALTY: Optometry

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY DEGREE: Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, OR

PRECEPTORSHIP:
• Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital, Sacaton, AZ
• The Children’s Eye Doctors, Redmond, WA

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Croft provides complete family eye care; from eye health diagnosis and management to specialty contact lens fits.

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Born and raised in Canada, Dr. Croft now resides in Washington since she met and married an American. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with the Lions Club. She has been on eyeglass mission trips to Mexico, Costa Rica, and Honduras. She has two sons, whom she insists both get regular eye examinations.

Brenna Robertson, OD

Dr. Robertson grew up in Lexington, KY, and completed her undergraduate education at Miami University in Ohio, where she earned a BA in zoology with a minor in neuroscience. During this time, she became interested in vision and the relationship between the eye and the brain.

She attended optometry school in Chicago at the Illinois College of Optometry, graduating in 2013. She then completed a residency focusing on the management of complex ocular disease at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. As part of this program, she enjoyed attending lectures and working with ophthalmologists at the Wilmer Eye Hospital at Johns Hopkins University. These experiences continued to develop her passion for ocular and retinal pathology. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Since completing her formal education, Dr. Robertson has moved multiple times due to her husband’s changing military assignments, most recently from the DC area. This has afforded her with diverse experience in the field of optometry. She was a Clinical Instructor at the Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio. She was also an optometrist at the Spokane VAMC, where she also worked with students and residents as an adjunct faculty member of the Pacific College of Optometry. She has also worked at multiple optometry and ophthalmology private practices.

Dr. Robertson is thrilled to be back in the Pacific Northwest with her family. She is married with three young children: a daughter and twin boys. In her free time, she can be found chasing her children around, biking, or exploring Tacoma!

G. Charles Johnson II, O.D.

SPECIALTY: Optometry

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY DEGREE: Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, OR

RESIDENCY: Pacific University College of Optometry at Puget Sound VA, American Lake Division, Tacoma, WA

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Johnson is active in the optometry community, he is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Honor Society, Optometric Physicians of Washington, and of the American Optometric Student Association.

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Johnson enjoys mountain biking, hiking, cooking, live music and concerts, table-top games, painting, and spending time with his wife, family, and friends.

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