2023 WAEPS Board Elections



1. President Elect
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 two-year surgical retina fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical Center in June 2011. Dr. Myung is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

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, visually significant floaters, repair of retinal tears, and retinal detachment. In addition to surgery for retinal detachments, her surgical interests also include performing surgery for vitreomacular interface disorders (such as epiretinal membranes, macular holes) and surgical management of ocular complications (such as dislocated intraocular lens via intraocular lens removal, intraocular lens exchange, and/or scleral fixated intraocular lens). Dr. Myung joined The Retina Service at Clarus Eye Centre in 2015.

In her free time, Dr. Myung enjoys baking, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. She resides in Olympia with her husband, Dr. Grant Aaker, and their daughter. 

2. Trustee Position #1
Travis Frazier, MD

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 Texas. He earned his Medical Degree from the Uniformed University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda Maryland 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 The 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, he performed 1000’s 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 to 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 and Skin.

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.

3. Trustee Position #2
Jessica Weinstein, MD

Jessica Weinstein, MDJessica Weinstein, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in conditions affecting the retina and vitreous, including the diagnosis and management of wet and dry macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, inflammation of the eye (uveitis), retinopathy of prematurity, repair of retinal tears and detachment, epiretinal membranes and macular holes.

Dr. Weinstein completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and earned her Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL. She earned her medical degree from the University of Miami in Miami, FL. After medical school, she completed an internship in internal medicine at West Penn-Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, then went on to train in ophthalmology at Louisiana State University where she was named Chief Resident, 2016-2017. Following residency, Dr. Weinstein went on to complete a Uveitis Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle and a two-year Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.

Dr. Weinstein has won numerous awards for her extensive work in ophthalmology research. She has published multiple peer reviewed journal articles and authored several book chapters. She enjoys speaking and lecturing about uveitis and retinal diseases.

Her professional memberships include the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Uveitis Society, the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Young Uveitis Specialists, and Women in Ophthalmology. She most recently was an Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky where she also served as a faculty advisor for the residency program and the Ophthalmology Interest Group. She was also a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ambassador and serves on DEI committees in both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists.