Audrey R. Talley Rostov, MD

Audrey Talley Rostov, MD, is a partner at Northwest Eye Surgeons. She joined the practice in 1995 and has extensive experience with femtosecond laser cataract surgery and presbyopic correcting IOLs, and was one of the first Crystalens surgeons. She is currently an investigator with clinical trials for collagen crosslinking for keratoconus and does clinical research on femtosecond laser keratoplasty techniques. She was the first surgeon to perform and teach femtosecond laser keratoplasty in New Delhi, India. Dr. Talley Rostov is associate global medical director and on the medical advisory board of SightLife, a global health organization whose mission is to cure corneal blindness worldwide, has helped create an international corneal fellowship for Ethiopian surgeons with Himalayan Cataract Project and is a board member of Ophthalmic World Leaders and CEDARS/ASPENS.  Dr. Talley Rostov serves on several AAO and ASCRS committees, is a section editor for complex cataract case management for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today (CRST), and is on the editorial review boards for AJO, JCRS and JRS. She is a frequent speaker and course instructor nationally and internationally and has helped create a curriculum for teaching endothelial keratoplasty in the developing world.

She enjoys snowboarding, swimming, running, cycling and spending time with her family. Dr. Talley Rostov is a SightLife global partner (

Education and Training

Harvard Medical School; Pre-clinical Medical School

Washington University School of Medicine; MD

Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary; Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology Research Fellowship

University of California San Francisco; Internal Medicine Internship

Barnes Hospital, Washington University; Ophthalmology Residency

Phillips Eye Institute; Cornea, Refractive and Anterior Segment Surgery Heed Fellowship

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery (AECOS)

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)


Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Awards & Honors

Achievement Award, Academy of Ophthalmology

Outstanding Female Ophthalmologist Award, Millennial Eye 2014

Outstanding Service Award–Preferred Practice Patterns, AAO

Outstanding Service Award-Cornea Preferred Practice Patterns, AAO 2014

Thornton Humanitarian Award, Biosyntrx 2017

Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2008 - 2016

Senior Achievement Award 2012, AAO 2014

Visionary Award, OWL (Ophthalmic World Leaders) 2015

Co-recipient of the Troutman Award - best original research as a Heed fellow with Dr. Richard Lindstrom, International Society of Refractive Surgery

“Helping to restore sight for people of all ages gives me a great sense of satisfaction. I am fascinated by the technical aspects of my work, and am constantly integrating new and improved techniques.”