WAEPS Board of Trustees


Janet Chieh, MD

Rebecca Dale, MD
Immediate Past President

Hubert Pham, MD

Jacqueline Wong, MD


Kristi Bailey, MD
Stephanie Cramer, MD
Courtney Francis, MD

Matthew Weed, MD


Committee Chairs/ Liaisons

Michael B. Brush, MD
AAO Councilor

Rahul Mandiga, MD
Chair, Young Ophthalmologists Section

Brian E. Bowe, MD
WSMA Liaison

K. David Epley, MD
Secretary-Treasurer of the Washington Eye Foundation

Kristi Bailey, MD
Chair, Membership

John Boden, MD
Military Liaison

Michael L. Gilbert, MD
Chair, Coding Seminar
Chair, Reimbursement/Payer Relations

Paul Griggs, MD
Chair, Annual Meeting

Rachel Reinhardt, MD
Chair, National AAO State of Affairs

Chair, Practice Management Seminar

K. David Epley, MD
Chair, Public Education & Information

Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD
Chair, Univ. of Washington Liaison

Yewlin Chee, MD
Chair, Monthly Scientific Meeting Series

Aaron Weingeist, MD
Chair, Government Relations
Chair, Physicians EyePAC
President, Washington Eye Foundation


2020 WAEPS Slate

1. Hubert Pham, MD

Dr. Hubert Pham, of Kaiser Permanente, was born in Pennsylvania, but spent the first decade of his life living in Mexico and Zimbabwe. He returned to the United States when he was ten years old and subsequently lived across the United States.  He graduated with Honors from Cornell University where he studied Biomedical Engineering, completed a Masters in Physiology at Georgetown University, and stayed on at Georgetown for medical school. He graduated from Georgetown School of Medicine with Honors and continued his training at Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center.  Owing to his clinical, scholastic and research achievements, he has won several awards and has presented his research nationally and internationally. Dr. Pham has served as a WAEPS trustee since fall 2015 when he was appointed by the board in 2015 to fill a vacant trustee position.  


2. Jane Myung, MD

Dr. Jane Myung is originally from Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa with Honors in Biology and English. She went on to complete her medical degree at the University of Iowa. Dr. Myung then moved to New York and completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center- Albert Einstein School of Medicine. She then began her Ophthalmology residency training at New York University School of Medicine-Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital where she served as chief resident during her final year. She went on to complete a surgical retina fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical Center in June 2011. Throughout her career she has been an invited speaker and presented at multiple meetings including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists and the Retina Society. She has also been a member of ORBIS, a nonprofit organization that serves to teach local partnering doctors to provide quality eye care in underserved countries.

Dr. Myung specializes in the care of all vitreoretinal diseases including age-related macular degeneration, ocular complications of diabetes, retinal vascular disorders, and the repair of retinal tears and retinal detachments. In her free time, Dr. Myung enjoys baking and spending time with friends and family. She resides in Olympia with her husband, Dr. Grant Aaker, and their daughter.

3. Stephanie Cramer, MD

  • Northwest Eye Clinic.  3015 Squalicum Parkway, Suite 260 Bellingham WA 98225
  • Oregon Health and Sciences University: Assistant Professor, Comprehensive Ophthalmology 2014- 2019
  • Board Certified American Academy of Ophthalmology 2016
  • Ophthalmology Residency: Casey Eye Institute.  Portland Oregon. 2011- 2014
  • Internal Medicine Internship:  Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland OR 2011
  • University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA-   Doctor of Medicine, May 2010.
  • Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, Ithaca, NY Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, May 2005.  
  • Honors:Mclean Award for Community Service in Ophthalmology 2013, 2014 & Jeff Berger Scholarship for Excellence in Ophthalmology Research  2010
  • Magna Cum Laude In Chemistry
  • Physical sciences research grant from the President’s Council for Cornell Women


  • OHSU: Mentor residents in clinic and in lectures in comprehensive ophthalmology clinic
  •  University of Pennsylvania: Upward Bound Math and Biology teacher: 9/2006-5/2008
  •  Head of Science Dept:  McClymonds High School  8/2005-8/2006



  •  2014-present   Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA          
  •  Practicing general ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology
  •  2015 -Present   Certified site for Pediatric Eye Disease Investigative Group
  •  2017- Present   Clinical educator for Family Medicine residents at Swedish Medical Center 

 Previous Appointment:

  •  2009-2013      Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. 

 Postdoctoral Training:

 2008-2009     Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

  •                         Fellowship, Pediatric Ophthalmology
  •                         Arthur Rosenbaum (Director)

 2005-2008     Shands Hospital, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

  •                         Residency in Ophthalmology

 2004-2005     Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

  •                         Internship in Internal Medicine


1991-1995       Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

B.A. Biochemistry  

  • 1995-1997       Teach for America/Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

Teacher certification courses for Teach for America

  •  1997-1998      Columbia University, School of Public Health. New York, NY

M.P.H.  Concentration in Population and Family Health

  •  1999-2004      Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY