Ophthalmology Residency Program

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Delivering excellence in ophthalmic education

The residency program is at the heart of OHSU Casey Eye Institute's mission: to eliminate preventable blindness and improve quality of life through leadership in the art, science, and technology of 21st century eye care. We seek to train the very best of the next generation of ophthalmologists for this vision in a supportive and nurturing environment.

The Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health and Science University is the main site for the ophthalmology residency program. As the only ophthalmology residency program in the state of Oregon, we care for a diverse population of patients from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The department is a top recipient of NIH funding with a nationally recognized faculty in all subspecialty areas of ophthalmology. The residents also spend a significant portion of their training at VA Portland Health Care System, where a superb faculty dedicated to teaching provide thoughtful guidance to residents as they take the lead in care of our veterans. As a part of their final year, the residents have an urban comprehensive ophthalmology experience at Devers Eye Institute (3 miles away), with outstanding support of the dedicated faculty.

Leveraging the academic and clinical resources of these institutions, we hope that we will not only train residents with the best and the latest knowledge and skills, but the passion and vision to lead and push our field forward.  

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Program aims

  1. Train outstanding ophthalmologists who independently and competently care for medical and surgical eye patients with wide ranging pathology.
  2. Produce ethical, caring ophthalmologists who will contribute meaningfully to the region, the nation, and the world, through excellent patient care, service, research, teaching, and leadership.
  3. Prepare residents to be lifetime learners, who are able to critically examine and incorporate new knowledge effectively into their practice.


Residency Program Leadership

Program Director

    • Appointments and titles

      • Residency Program Director, Casey Eye Institute, School of Medicine
      • Director, Vitreoretinal Division
    • Expertise

      • Ophthalmology
      • Macular Degeneration
      • Retina and Vitreous Disease
      • Retina Surgery

Associate Program Directors

    • Appointments and titles

      • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
    • Expertise

      • Ophthalmology
      • Cataract and Intraocular Lenses
      • Corneal and External Diseases
      • Laser Vision Correction/Lasik
    • Appointments and titles

      • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
    • Expertise

      • Ophthalmology
      • Retina and Vitreous Disease
    • Appointments and titles

      • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
    • Expertise

      • Ophthalmology
      • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
      • Ophthalmology

Education Manager

Susan Bony Minnieweather