Oregon Ophthalmological Alumni Association

OOAA history

The Ophthalmology residency training program at the Casey Eye Institute is the direct extension of the residency program established by Kenneth Swan , M.D. at the University of Oregon Medical School in 1944-45. As such, it is the oldest Ophthalmology training program on the West Coast. The department admits five residents per year. 


The OOAA holds a continuing medical education meeting each year in the spring to coincide with the completion of the training program by the graduating class of residents. In addition the OOAA holds a reception in conjunction with  the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. This meeting takes place during the AAO meeting, typically on Saturday evening. The OOAA supports the residency training program by providing each resident with the AAO’s Basic and Clinical Science Curriculum. At each annual meeting, the Edward N. McLean Community Service Award is given to the resident judged to have made particular contributions in Community Service during the course of his/her residency training.

Upcoming events

Bridges in San Francisco and Portland

OOAA reception at the annual AAO meeting

Please join us for a reception during the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. Current and former Residents, Fellows, Faculty and friends are welcome to attend. 

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
6 - 10 p.m.
Brazil Room
399 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105

Artistic eye image with iris blending into what looks like the universe.

75th Annual OOAA Meeting

Friday June 5 - Saturday, June 6, 2020 

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
OHSU Casey Eye Institute
Portland, OR

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