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Retina Specialist, Dr. Marcus Colyer
Marcus Colyer, MD

Dr. Colyer is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist who has specialized in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery for almost two decades.  He retired from the United States Army after twenty years of service, 16 years at Walter Reed National Military Center in Bethesda, MD, and his final four at Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis McChord.  In his career, served in nearly every clinical role, to include serving as the Chief of the Department of Surgery at Walter Reed.  Additionally, he had the privilege to serve as Ophthalmologist Consultant to the White House Medical Unit and senior Ophthalmologist in the United States Army.

A native of Corning, NY, Dr. Colyer entered the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY at the age of 17.  Graduating in the top 2% of his class, he was selected attend Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA.  His father’s vision loss from failed retinal detachment surgery later led him to pursue a career in Ophthalmology. 

He  completed an internship and residency in Ophthalmology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC followed by a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery at Georgetown University and the country’s largest practice dedicated to the treatment of vitreoretinal disease—The Retina Group of Washington.  He was promoted to Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University due to his long-standing participation in medical student and resident education in various capacities and decades of research experience.  He is an internationally-respected expert on ophthalmic trauma, and has over 50 peer reviewed manuscripts, and he also has served as a member of the National Eye Institute’s Clinical Research Committee.

Dr. Colyer is a proud husband and father.  He and his wife, Dr. Jessica Colyer, raise their three children on Mercer Island and are busy traveling to sporting and school events in their free time.