Travis Frazier, MD, is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellowship-trained Glaucoma specialist.
Dr. Frazier received his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. He earned his Medical Degree from the Uniformed University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, where he finished in the top 10% of his class and was inducted into the Medical Honor Society, AOA. He completed his internship and ophthalmology residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. He was recognized as the Best Resident in a 3 or 4-year program. From 2001-2003, he served as a Battalion Surgeon with 1st Special Forces Group, where he was deployed to multiple countries and enjoyed jumping out of perfectly good airplanes and running humanitarian missions.
He completed his glaucoma fellowship at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute and served as the Chief of Ophthalmology at Ft. Belvoir before returning to Madigan Army Medical Center in the great Pacific Northwest in 2009. He served in numerous leadership positions including Ophthalmology Program Director, Chief, Department of Surgery, and finally as the Deputy Commander for Surgical Services. One of his final roles was as the Ophthalmology Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Army where he was responsible for implementing and updating processes to improve eye care in the military. As a leader, he embraces the tenets of a High-Reliability Organization that focuses on quality, safety, and efficiency.
As a practicing ophthalmologist and faculty, Dr. Frazier performed thousands of procedures including routine and complex cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, and glaucoma and refractive lasers and surgery. He is constantly looking for ways to optimize outcomes and improve himself and the practice. He retired in the rank of Colonel after 26 years in the US Army in May 2022 and is excited to join the wonderful and amazing team at Cascade Eye & Skin Centers.
Dr. Frazier’s intent is that each patient is heard and feels understood. He is committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect through active listening and presence in each moment. Additionally, he wants to role model for his team that each person is a valued partner in patient care, playing a vital part in the delivery of the highest quality and safest care for every patient.