Carmel Loise Mercado, MD

Ophthalmology

On staff since October 2019

  • Dr. Mercado is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington. She sees patients and performs surgery for a variety of pediatric eye conditions, including amblyopia, refractive error, strabismus, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, and pediatric cataract at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

    She earned her bachelor’s degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She completed her medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Stanford University’s Byers Eye Institute in Palo Alto, California and her sub-specialty fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Casey Eye Institute of Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.

    Her research interests include global health in ophthalmology and implementation of new technologies in medical education. Dr. Mercado is a member of various professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Stanford University Sept. 2017
    Hoyt Young Investigator Research Award California Neurology Society Nov. 2016
    Stanford Society of Physician Scholars Stanford University School of Medicine Oct. 2016
    International Chamber of Innovation, Commerce, and Enterprise Fellowship International Chamber of Innovation, Commerce, and Enterprise (Kobe, Japan) June 2012
    Asian Pacific American Medical Association Regional Director of the Year Asian Pacific American Medical Association Oct. 2011
    Phi Beta Kappa Massachusetts Institute of Technology June 2009
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burchard Scholar Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sept. 2008
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Arts Scholar Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sept. 2007 - June 2009
    Reischauer Scholar Stanford University May 2005
  • Other Publications

    • Mercado CL, Pham BH, Beres S, Marmor MF, Lambert SR
      Unilateral retinitis pigmentosa in children.
      30243749 Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 2018 Dec. : 22(6)457-461.e4
    • Chen TA, Mercado CL, Topping KL, Erickson BP, Cockerham KP, Kossler AL
      Disseminated silicone granulomatosis in the face and orbit.
      29780909 American journal of ophthalmology case reports, 2018 June : 1032-34 PMCID:PMC5956674
    • Mercado, C., Welling, J., Oliva, M., Li, J., Gurung, R., Ruit, S., Tabin, G., Chang, D., Myung, D.
      Clinical Application of a Smartphone-Based Camera Adapter in Under-Resourced Settings in Nepal.
      Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine, 2017 Dec. : 6(3)34
    • Mercado CL, Doroslovački P, Wang J, Siddiqui AA, Kolker AF, Kolker RJ
      Comparison of distance and near visual acuity in patients with vision loss due to cataract.
      27164842 International ophthalmology, 2017 Feb. : 37(1)169-172
    • Mercado CL, Toy BC, Kistler HB, Moshfeghi DM
      Choroidal Metastases From Cutaneous Melanoma.
      27183558 Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina, 2016 May 1 : 47(5)497

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Ophthalmology 101 and the Basics of Strabismus. Special Conference Session, Cebu Velez General Hospital/ Cebu Institute of Medicine Departments of Pediatrics and Ophthalmology Cebu, Philippines July 2019
    The Basics of Strabismus Ophthalmology Didactics, Mandalay Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Hospital Mandalay, Myanmar July 2019
    Congenital and Acquired Neonatal Eye Abnormalities 2019 Board Review for Oregon Health & Science University NICU Fellows Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2019
    Vision Screening Using a Photoscreening Device Doubles Referral Rate Accuracy When Compared to the Chart Method. 2019 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Vancouver, BC May 2019
    The Oregon Elks Preschool Vision Screening Program's Follow-Up Methodology. 2019 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Vancouver, BC May 2019
    Comparison of Vessel Density in Eyes of Children with Juvenile Open Angle Glaucoma and Healthy Controls: An Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Study. 2019 American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Annual Meeting San Diego, CA March 2019
    Ophthalmology 101: Workshop for Primary Care Providers Oregon Health & Science University Nurse Practitioner Program Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2019
    Incidence of CMV-Related Ocular Disease in Pediatric Populations. 2018 Stanford Ophthalmology Research Day Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA 2018
    Congenital Eye Abnormalities. 2018 Board Review for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital NICU Fellows Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, CA 2018
    Ophthalmology 101: Workshop for Emergency Room Providers. 2018 Emergency Medicine Orientation Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA 2018
    Incidence of CMV-Related Ocular Disease in Pediatric Populations. 2018 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Honolulu, HI May 2018
    Ocular motor abnormalities during saccadic reading in different neuro-ophthalmic diseases. 2018 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Honolulu, HI April 2018
    Ocular motor abnormalities and reading difficulties in different neuro-ophthalmic diseases. 2018 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting Big Island, HI March 2018
    Effects of Blepharoplasty and Ptosis Repair on Dry Eye. 2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA Nov. 2017
    Mobile Device Teleophthalmology at a Community Eye Center in Rural Nepal. 2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA Nov. 2017
    Case Presentation of Hypertropia following Transection of Inferior Rectus During Trauma Bay Area Regional Strabismus Meeting Smith Kettlewell Institute of Vision Sciences, San Francisco, CA Oct. 2017
    A Case of Severe Disseminated Silicone Granulomatosis in the Face and Orbit. 2017 Women in Ophthalmology Summer Symposium San Diego, CA Aug. 2017
    Effects of Blepharoplasty and Ptosis Repair on Dry Eye 2017 Stanford Ophthalmology Research Day Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA June 2017
    Oscillopsia and Reading Abnormalities in Patients with Down-beating Nystagmus. 2017 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. April 2017
    Case Series of Children Presenting with Unilateral Retinitis Pigmentosa. 2017 American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. March 2017
    Vision Disability and Reading Abnormalities in Eye-Brain Diseases: An Infrared Oculography Study of Patients with Down-Beating Nystagmus. 2016 California Neurology Society Eye-Brain Meeting Santa Barbara, CA Nov. 2016
    Ophthalmology Consults and the Red Eye Differential Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Internal Medicine Department Morning Report San Jose, CA Oct. 2016
    The Mysteries of Silicone Valley. 2016 American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting Chicago, IL Oct. 2016
    Evaluation of eye dysmotility parameters and visual impairment in patients with downbeat nystagmus. 2016 Stanford Ophthalmology Research Day Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA June 2016
    Comparison of Distance-Near Visual Acuity Disparity in Cataract and Age-related Macular Degeneration. 2015 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Denver, CO May 2015
    Setting the Stage for Kampo in Modern Japanese Society, 1976-present: Different Actors, Varied Motivations, One Goal. 2011 Medical Student Research Day Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD April 2011
    Setting the Stage for Kampo in Modern Japanese Society, 1976-present: Different Actors, Varied Motivations, One Goal. 2011 Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association National Conference Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA Feb. 2011
    Initial results for “Usage and attitudes of physicians in Japan concerning traditional Japanese medicine (kampo medicine): a descriptive evaluation of a representative questionnaire-based survey. 2010 World Health Organization Family of International Classifications Network Meeting Toronto, Canada Oct. 2010
    Pattern-based Analysis of Protein and Genetic Interaction Network in C. elegans. 2007 Genomics Conference Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Oct. 2007

Overview

Medical/Professional School

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore

Residency

Ophthalmology, Stanford University, Palo Alto

Fellowship

Pediatric Ophthalmology, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland

Clinical Interests

Dr. Mercados clinical interests include pediatric strabismus, amblyopia/refractive error, nasolacrimal disorders, pediatric cataracts, and systemic diseases that affect the eyes.

 

Research Description

Dr. Mercado’s research interests include global health in ophthalmology and the implementation of new technologies in medical education.

 

Research Focus Area

Global Health, Biotechnology, Science Education Outreach