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Joseph E. Robertson Jr. M.D., M.B.A.

Joe Robertson, M.D., M.B.A., was appointed OHSU's president in 2006 and has led numerous initiatives aimed at providing improved health care access to Oregonians. Other professional interests include the development of healthcare delivery systems and the application of cost accounting principles to medical practice, with the goal of reducing expenses for care while enhancing patient outcomes. Dr. Robertson began at OHSU as a resident in 1979 and has served in several leadership positions, including director of the Casey Eye Institute and dean of the School of Medicine. He is an acclaimed surgeon and researcher.

  • Residency:

    • Ophthalmology, Oregon Health & Science University, 1979-1982
  • Fellowship:

    • Devers Eye Clinic, Good Samaritan Hospital/Oregon Health & Science University, 1983-1984
    • Vitreous surgery, Steve Charles, M.D., Memphis, 1984-1985
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology, 1983

Memberships and associations

  • Member, AAMC Council of Deans, 2001, 2003 - 2006
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland
  • Member, Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology, 1998 - 2005
  • Member, International Society for Ocular Trauma
  • Member, Western Retina Study Club
  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Member, American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Member, The Retina Society

Publications

  • "Interview with Joseph E. Robertson, MD, MBA." JAMA Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 131, No. 2, 02.2013, p. 236-237.
  • "Strategies for increasing the physician workforce : The Oregon model for expansion." Academic Medicine In: , Vol. 82, No. 12, 12.2007, p. 1158-1162.
  • "Hereditary Vitreoretinal Degenerations."  Volume 1: Basic Science, Inherited Retinal Disease, and Tumors. Vol. 1-3 Elsevier Inc., 2005. p. 519-538.
  • "Recurrent vitreous hemorrhage after sutured posterior chamber intraocular lenses." Retina In: , Vol. 24, No. 2, 04.2004, p. 193-198.
  • "Vitreous hemorrhage is a common complication of pediatric pars planitis." Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 109, No. 1, 2002, p. 95-98.
  • "A randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of high-dose supplementation with vitamins C and E, beta carotene, and zinc for age-related macular degeneration and vision loss : AREDS report no. 8." Archives of Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 119, No. 10, 2001, p. 1417-1436.
  • "The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) system for classifying cataracts from photographs : AREDS Report No. 4." American Journal of Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 131, No. 2, 2001, p. 167-175.
  • "Retinal detachment associated with subthreshold retinopathy of prematurity." Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus In: , Vol. 38, No. 5, 2001, p. 279-283.
  • "A randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of high-dose supplementation with vitamins c and e and beta carotene for age-related cataract and vision loss : AREDS report no. 9." Archives of Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 119, No. 10, 2001, p. 1439-1452.
  • "ST segment changes following retinal surgery." Journal of Clinical Anesthesia In: , Vol. 10, No. 4, 06.1998, p. 297-301.
  • "Crystalline retinopathy associated with chronic retinal detachment." Archives of Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 116, No. 11, 1998, p. 1449-1453.
  • "Intravitreal injection of octreotide acetate." Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics  In: , Vol. 13, No. 2, 04.1997, p. 171-177.
  • "Managed care and its impact on research and education." Ophthalmology Clinics of North America In: , Vol. 10, No. 2, 1997, p. 233-241.
  • "Atrophic fundus lesions associated with untreated retinopathy of prematurity." American Journal of Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 124, No. 2, 1997, p. 247-249.
  • "Effects of the federal antitrust law on horizontal mergers of single specialty medical practices." Ophthalmology Clinics of North America In: , Vol. 10, No. 2, 1997, p. 243-251.
  • "Visual acuity of eyes after vitrectomy for ROP : Follow-up at 5-1/2 years." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science In: , Vol. 37, No. 3, 15.02.1996.
  • "Visual acuity of eyes after vitrectomy for retinopathy of prematurity : Follow-up at 5 1/2 years." Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 103, No. 4, 1996, p. 595-600.
  • "Time course of growth factor staining in a rabbit model of traumatic tractional retinal detachment." Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 233, No. 9, 09.1995, p. 573-581.
  • "Natural course of perfused central retinal vein occlusion." Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 30, No. 1, 1995, p. 21-24.
  • "Moisture droplet formation on the posterior surface of intraocular lenses during fluid/air exchange." Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery In: , Vol. 21, No. 6, 1995, p. 685-689.
  • "Acute retinal necrosis caused by reactivation of herpes simplex virus type 2." American Journal of Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 118, No. 2, 1994, p. 205-211.
  • "Cytokine mRNA levels in rat ocular tissues after systemic endotoxin treatment." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science In: , Vol. 35, No. 3, 1994, p. 924-930.
  • "Immunolocalization of integrins in the human retina." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science In: , Vol. 35, No. 9, 1994, p. 3466-3474.
  • "Platelet-derived growth factor ligands and receptors immunolocalized in proliferative retinal diseases." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science In: , Vol. 35, No. 10, 1994, p. 3649-3663.
  • "Immunolocalization of integrins in proliferative retinal membranes." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science In: , Vol. 35, No. 9, 1994, p. 3475-3485.
  • "Prediction of Visual Function in Eyes with Mild to Moderate Posterior Pole Residua of Retinopathy of Prematurity." Archives of Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 111, No. 8, 1993, p. 1050-1056.
  • "Recognition of posterior scleritis and its treatment with indomethacin." Retina In: , Vol. 13, No. 1, 1993, p. 17-21.
  • "Retinal pigment epithelial cells produce interleukin-1β and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor in response to interleukin-1α." Current Eye Research In: , Vol. 12, No. 3, 1993, p. 205-212.
  • "Expression of growth factor mrna in rabbit pvr model systems." Current Eye Research In: , Vol. 11, No. 11, 1992, p. 1031-1039.
  • "The Formation of Moisture Droplets on the Posterior Surface of Intraocular Lenses During Fluid/Gas Exchange Procedures." Archives of Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 110, No. 2, 1992, p. 168.

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