Douglas Fredrick, M.D., FAAP

  • Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
  • Director, Director of Elks Children’s Eye Clinic, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus


Dr. Fredrick obtained his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and then completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology  at Children’s Hospital Boston where he developed his interest in the treatment of pediatric cataracts. He has held academic appointments at Dartmouth Medical School, University of California San Francisco, Stanford University and Icahn School of Medicine/New York Eye and Ear Infirmary before coming to OHSU in February 2021 to serve as  Director of the Elk’s Children Eye Clinic at the Casey Eye Institute.

Dr. Fredrick has a particular interest in the treatment of pediatric cataracts, the prevention of myopia and the development of new techniques for strabismus surgery utilizing adjustable sutures and botulinum toxin. Medical education is an important aspect of his professional life, as he has served as director of the residency training programs at UCSF, Stanford University and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and he has served on over 20 missions as an Orbis voluntary faculty member.

Dr. Fredrick is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Pediatrics and is an Honor Award recipient from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. In 2019, he received the ACGME Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award, recognizing him for his achievements in education.

He is delighted to be back on the West Coast and looks forward to preserving and protecting the eye health and vision of children here in Oregon and throughout the world.

Education and training

    • M.D., 1986, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Internship

    • St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Residency

    • Ophthalmology- University of California, San Francisco
  • Fellowship

    • Pediatric Ophthalmology- Boston Children’s Hospital

Memberships and associations:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Surgeons

Areas of interest

  • Pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus
  • Myopia prevention
  • Adult strabismus
  • Medical education
  • International ophthalmology


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