Joseph E. Robertson Jr., M.D., M.B.A.

  • Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
  • Casey Eye Institute, School of Medicine


Joe Robertson, M.D., M.B.A., was appointed OHSU's president in 2006 and has led numerous initiatives aimed at providing improved health care access to Oregonians. Other professional interests include the development of healthcare delivery systems and the application of cost accounting principles to medical practice, with the goal of reducing expenses for care while enhancing patient outcomes. Dr. Robertson began at OHSU as a resident in 1979 and has served in several leadership positions, including director of the Casey Eye Institute and dean of the School of Medicine. He is an acclaimed surgeon and researcher.


  • B.S., 1974, Yale University
  • M.D., 1978, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • M.B.A., 1997, University of Oregon
  • Residency:

    • Ophthalmology, Oregon Health & Science University, 1979-1982
  • Fellowship:

    • Devers Eye Clinic, Good Samaritan Hospital/Oregon Health & Science University, 1983-1984
    • Vitreous surgery, Steve Charles, M.D., Memphis, 1984-1985
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology, 1983

Memberships and associations

  • Member, AAMC Council of Deans, 2001, 2003 - 2006
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland
  • Member, Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology, 1998 - 2005
  • Member, International Society for Ocular Trauma
  • Member, Western Retina Study Club
  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Member, American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Member, The Retina Society



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