Aiyin Chen M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (771 Ratings, 267 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Glaucoma


  • B.A., Cornell University, Ithaca New York 2002
  • M.D., University of California, San Francisco California 2008
  • Residency:

    • Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, 2012
  • Fellowship:

    • Glaucoma, University of California, San Francisco, 2013


Dr. Chen specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma and cataract. After completing a B.A degree in neuroscience and behavior from New York, she moved to the west coast and received her M.D. and completed her ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She was born in Taiwan and is therefore fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Due to her love for travel and other cultures she is also conversant in Spanish. During her free time she enjoys playing piano, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family. 


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Taiwanese

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (771 Ratings, 267 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Aug 03, 2019

    My contact with this provider has always been good. She is positive and supportive. When questioned she gives good advice.

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Dr. Chen was friendly and took her time to talk to me as a first time patient.

  • Jul 30, 2019

    Good team this time, eye exam was thorough and less stressful than some in the past.

  • Jul 29, 2019

    Dr. Chen is a wonderful doctor. She is cheerful, friendly and answers any questions that you have. I would recommend her to family and friends.

  • Jul 28, 2019

    This Dr. Renewed my sight and gave me back my life.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Everything went as planned.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Thorough, competent, compassionate, warm.

  • Jul 25, 2019

    Very knowledgeable and efficient

  • Jul 23, 2019

    She was very thorough and knowledgeable. She was also very kind.

  • Jul 19, 2019

    I do like Dr. Chen really well, I think she must be really really busy. I just had an appointment the other day with her and we had to wait so terribly long, it was, I think, an hour and 20 minutes past my time that I was supposed to see her so my granddaughter brings me so that is taking up her time and but I do understand that it she must be terribly busy. And then when she did see me, this time, I felt like she was in there such a short time, you know, to see me, but I don't know I guess everything was taken care of but that that's the, I mean, I do really like her but I just felt like that she was in there such a short time with me and my goodness it was such a wait, but I don't know *

  • Jul 19, 2019

    Dr Chen is highly professional, and personable. I felt well cared for and in the hands of a caring physician.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Very long wait for few minutes with Doctor. Voice extremely quiet for aging population with probable hearing problems.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    My visit included interacting with two other people in addition to Dr. Chen. They were pleasant and efficient. Dr. Chen, as always was thorough, and communicated in a clear manner. She explained a procedure she wants me to have in a few months, and addressed my concerns is a very sympathetic way.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    I have been seeing Dr. Chen for some time now and find her very thorough.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    Thorough, efficient, responsible, and excellent clinician.

  • Jul 09, 2019

    Thoughtful and expert.

  • Jul 09, 2019

    Very good

  • Jul 07, 2019

    Dr. Chen took her time explaining my situation and offered treatments. I fully trust her. She is personable and friendly.

  • Jul 06, 2019

    Still trying to find a solution for my eye problem

  • Jul 03, 2019

    Communicates well, informative and professional yet approachable.

  • Jul 03, 2019

    Everyone was friendly and caring

  • Jul 02, 2019

    She is friendly and polite. Also, she is a doctor who can explain gently to a patient.

  • Jun 29, 2019

    I find Dr. Chen extremely patient and very helpful in answering my questions or whatever. I am delighted by her sweet smile and her honest answers. Thank you.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I feel very confident in ... with Dr. Chen and I think she's clear about her instructions and she's ... she's ... seems to be very careful and has good ideas. And anyway, I like her a lot. So I would definitely recommend her to anyone.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    excellent in all ways-kind, professional and very knowledgable. We feel fortunate to have her as our doctor.

  • Jun 20, 2019

    I like Dr. Chen a lot, very honest, very good at her profession.

  • Jun 20, 2019

    I have always received fine attention and caring help with my vision issues. Dr. Chen is skilled and so very kind in her treatment of me. And her assistant Arielle was also very helpful.

  • Jun 20, 2019

    Dr. Chen was helpful in telling me what my eyes need done to them.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    We had a delay of over 40 minutes to see Dr. Chen.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Very knowledgeable. Spoke in a way that I could understand the issue

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Friendly & professional. Seems to be well versed on glaucoma.

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Dr Chen is personable, caring and thorough. She explains everything and never seems rushed even though the clinic is busy.

  • Jun 17, 2019

    We had a great experience and good information.Thank You

  • Jun 16, 2019

    She's very courteous and really knows what she's doing feel like and she's always happy to listen to you and give you the feedback. So I really do think she's a good doctor and I like to go to her. I would recommend her. Thank you. Bye.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Detailed exam, highly professional.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Excellent communication skills, compassionate, clearly reviewed my history and appeared to have good technical skills.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Hi, Dr. Chen was very professional on telling me like you expect any the surgery that went on was went very well. I could not have any pain afterwards, which was very nice, I didn't expext it always get a lot of follow up and making sure that everything was going well. Thank you.

  • Jun 09, 2019

    I wanted to ask her a question about my eyes and I didn't feel like I was able to because she was in a hurry to leave.

  • Jun 07, 2019

    She was over an hour late. The OCT people never got to me and I had a 3 minute superficial exam

  • Jun 05, 2019

    This was my first appt with Dr Chen after Dr Morrison retired. I was very satisfied with her. But I was not happy with having to wait 25 min after my appointment time to be called back to a room.

  • Jun 05, 2019

    I like it. It was kind of different but I do like my doctor and she was very polite and she was sympathetic towards my feelings.

  • Jun 01, 2019

    Everyone at OHSU is very polite and very helpful. They answer all of my questions and show that they care. It is a great experience.

  • May 31, 2019

    Staff was very polite, good personality and willing to help.

  • May 27, 2019

    Improving. We got off to a very rocky start but this time she seemed to listen and respond to questions better and was even friendly. I am gaining confidence in her skills, thus I am less anxious as well.

  • May 25, 2019

    Dr. Chen is great. The rating has more to do with how ohsu handles and communicates with patients... and how ohsu manages expectations between physicians and patients.

  • May 24, 2019

    In my first visit with Dr. Chen, she diagnosed a condition in my eye that had to be treated promptly to minimize the risk of future vision loss. Since my glaucoma has been managed well by many good ophthalmologists over the years, the diagnosis of this condition could have been easily missed in a routine exam. For that, I cannot thank her enough. Her exams are very thorough, and she explains her observations and treatment strategy patiently, making sure that I can understand my condition. Dr. Chen is always professional, yet friendly and courteous.

  • May 24, 2019

    I felt like royalty. I saw two doctors, and two technicians. All were friendly, patient, and fed me the info i needed

  • May 22, 2019

    What can I say. "Awesome service" !! Very kindly treated.

  • May 22, 2019

    Yes I had a good visit with Dr. Chen and told her I had some pain in the eye that had the cataract taken from and she looked at it, thoroughly into it. And she said there may be a piece of where they took out and broke up the cataract still left in there and that she would talk to Dr. Cronin about it. And she made an appointment when I left. They had an appointment scheduled for one month from now when I see Dr. Cronin, so the whole thing was very satisfactory. That's it. Bye.

  • May 22, 2019

    My morning at Casey Eye Institute went very well. I had surgery about noon and it's it's bothering me a little bit, but no more than be expected. So I would be very happy to come back over to you again. In fact, then coming back in the morning. So, thank you very much. Goodbye.

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