Distinguished Alumni Award, 2017
Devin Harrison, MD, Columbia River Eye Center, Richland, WA
Dr. Devin Harrison (Residency 1993) took his first job as an ophthalmologist with the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. At KKESH, he gained experience with challenging eye diseases and was a member of the teaching faculty. After three years, the growing Harrison family moved back to Seattle, Washington where Dr. Harrison became an assistant professor at the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology. He served as the residency program director for two years.
In 2003, Dr. Harrison and his family moved to Nigeria to fulfill a goal of serving, working, and teaching in a developing country. He taught surgery to resident trainees from West Africa and helped establish a clinic in Jos, Nigeria. Dr. Harrison continues to be involved with international ophthalmology, and most recently traveled to Ethiopia to work with the Himalayan Cataract Project. He currently practices at Columbia River Eye Center in Richland, Washington, and enjoys living in the Tri-Cities, close to other family members.