Dr. Matt Oliva is a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained corneal surgeon specializing in surgical and medical treatments of the eye including corneal transplants, cataract surgery, laser vision correction, pterygium surgery, ocular surface tumors, corneal dystrophies, and infection-related eye disease. He is also available for general ophthalmology, diabetic exams, uveitis, and routine eyecare.
Dr. Oliva is deeply passionate about international service. He is an associated physician and board member of the CureBlindness.org, a non-profit foundation aimed at eliminating curable blindness in the developing world. In this capacity, he travels to Asia and Africa several times per year to perform and teach ophthalmic surgery and frequently arranges and hosts international corneal fellowships for overseas surgeons. He is also dedicated to the development of international eye banks that expand access to sight-restoring corneal transplants and he serves as the Associate Medical Director of the country’s largest eye bank SightLife, based in Seattle.
Dr. Oliva is an affiliate Assistant Professor at Oregon Health Sciences University (Casey Eye Institute). Prior to moving to southern Oregon, he practiced at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA where he also served a four year post as the official eye doctor for the NBA’s Seattle Supersonics.
Outside the office, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, kayaking, river rafting, and running.
Education and Training
Medical School 1999
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington
Medicine and Surgery—Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Ophthalmology—University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington
Cornea and Refractive Surgery—Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia