Mitchell V. Brinks M.D., M.P.H.

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (204 Ratings, 17 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Cataract and Intraocular Lenses
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Eye Exams (Adult) - Ophthalmology
  • Lens Based Refractive Surgery


  • M.P.H., Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon 2005
  • B.A., University of Oregon, Eugene Oregon 1988
  • M.D., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon 1992
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology


Dr. Brinks was raised and educated in the Pacific Northwest. He focuses on bringing advanced technology and high quality eye care to under-served rural communities throughout Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.

His international teaching and research endeavors have taken Dr. Brinks overseas to Cambodia, Bhutan, East Timor, Guatemala, the Marshall Islands, and the Samoas. He completed a masters degree at OSU in international health to support his work with the ministries of health overseas, furthering their vision for eye care in their countries.

While not at work, Dr. Brinks enjoys native forest restoration, surfing, and archery.

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Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (204 Ratings, 17 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

  • Friendliness/courtesy 4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.8
  • Explanations about your problem/condition 4.8
  • Concern shown for your questions/worries 4.8
  • Effort made to include you in treatment decisions 4.8
  • Used words you could understand 4.9
  • Amount of time spent with you 4.8
  • Your confidence in care provider 4.8

Patient Comments

  • Nov 07, 2017

    very courteous and friendly. Gave good explanations about continuing care

    OHSU Patient
  • Oct 02, 2017

    Dr. Brinks is great.

    OHSU Patient
  • Sep 01, 2017


    OHSU Patient
  • Jul 18, 2017


    OHSU Patient
  • Jul 07, 2017

    I had no input

    OHSU Patient
  • May 15, 2017

    Dr, Brinks is the best!!!!!!!

    OHSU Patient
  • May 02, 2017

    He is thorough & answers my questions.

    OHSU Patient
  • May 02, 2017

    Provider reviewed all treatment results with me, and encouraged me to get the next check-up on time. Provider always treats me like a whole person not just a case number.

    OHSU Patient
  • Mar 14, 2017

    he is exceptional knowledge and caring wisewish I lived close enough to have him do my cateract surgery

    OHSU Patient
  • Mar 06, 2017

    I wouldn't recommend this provider because he is a specialist. I was referred by my primary care physician. So I don't think recommending is applicable. Again, I needed an "N/A" option.

    OHSU Patient
  • Mar 06, 2017

    I've already recommended him to others!

    OHSU Patient
  • Dec 30, 2016

    The doctor was very thorough and extremely knowledgeable. He gave me a lot of very useful, practical information that is very helpful to me.

    OHSU Patient
  • Dec 21, 2016

    respectful, professional and honest with prognosis

    OHSU Patient
  • Nov 18, 2016

    You would feel that they care about you and your health. Thank you

    OHSU Patient
  • Aug 17, 2016

    More testing is needed, so I think I will learn much more about my condition next time I meet with Dr. Brinks.

    OHSU Patient
  • Jul 19, 2016

    great experience thank you!

    OHSU Patient
  • Jun 06, 2016

    excellent experience

    OHSU Patient

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I see patients at

  • Casey Eye Institute – South Waterfront Portland Directions