International Ophthalmology Team

About the directors of Casey Eye Institute’s International Ophthalmology Program

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

Kevin Winthrop, M.D., M.P.H., is a former public health official from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is a specialist in public health care delivery, tropical and infectious diseases, and epidemiological research. He has worked closely with CDC, the Carter Center, and other agencies within the River Blindness (Onchocerciasis) elimination campaign in Latin America. He has created the Vision 2020 Latin American fellowship at CEI and works closely with Latin American Vision 2020 program's training and research consortium. At CEI, he provides clinical and epidemiologic expertise with ocular tuberculosis, syphilis, and other ocular infectious diseases, and teaches in OHSU's Public Health graduate program.

Affiliate faculty 

Devin Gattey, M.D.
Affiliate Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Dr. Gattey is a part-time faculty member who works with trainees at Casey Eye institute to help develop their understanding of International Ophthalmology challenges and solutions. He is a former US Peace Corps Volunteer and works closely with Drs. Winthrop and Brinks in this program.