Chiaki Gauntt - Kaiser Permanente Washington Eye Care Provider

Chiaki Gauntt, MD

Not accepting new patients
Chiaki Gauntt - Kaiser Permanente Washington Eye Care Provider
Accepting New Patients
Not Accepting New Patients
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Chiaki Gauntt, MD

  • Not accepting new patients

"I love meeting people with various backgrounds and helping them improve their vision and quality of life."


Board certified Ophthalmology


No Limitations

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Open weekdays

My Care Philosophy

It is a privilege to be a physician. I love meeting people with various backgrounds, and helping them improve their vision and quality of life. I encourage my patients to talk freely, so I can best address their concerns. I see mostly older people, given the nature of my specialty, and they share little slivers of their lives with me. A great surgical outcome fills me with happiness, as patients speak about their plans with new, clear vision. That is my ultimate success. My areas of specialty are neuro-ophthalmology and comprehensive surgical ophthalmology. I was attracted to this organization because of its high standard of medical care, collegial atmosphere, and a culture that encourage physicians to grow and learn.

I am a
Ophthalmologist Mother Dancer Listener
I am an expert in
Eye Care Shared Decision Making Ophthalmology Collaborative Care
My passions are
Family Corneal Disease Eye Health

About Me

I was born in Japan. After marrying my American husband, I lived in London, and then moved to the U.S. I consider Seattle my home. I am happily married, and have two children. I was naturally led to medicine, because I wanted a job where I could help others as well as fulfill my passion for lifelong learning and improvement. I gravitated to ophthalmology, where I can use my extreme visual sense to perform precision micro-surgery. Ophthalmology has been a good choice for me. I raised my family when I trained in medical residency, and learned that you can do anything if you never give up. This wisdom will continue guiding me in the future.

How I Thrive

I love to spend time with my family. We enjoy an international lifestyle, especially different European and Asian cuisines. I have been dancing flamenco for many years. Unlike ballet, it is an earthy, raw, emotional, and personal form of art. It balances well with my physician mindset. Dancing, a Japanese diet, and a lot of laughs are my way of staying healthy.


Medical School

Kyoto University Medical School, 1987


The Mount Sinai Hospital, 2005


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