Alison Skalet M.D., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (640 Ratings, 225 Comments)


  • Cancer
  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Eye Cancer
  • Ocular Melanoma
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinoblastoma


  • B.S., Tulane University, New Orleans Louisiana 1998
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2005
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2006
  • Internship:

    • Internship, pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2007
  • Residency:

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

    • Ocular oncology and ophthalmic pathology, Casey Eye Institute/Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, 2012
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology, 2012


Dr. Skalet specializes in treating adult and pediatric patients with ocular tumors. She enjoys working with an outstanding team of professionals dedicated to the care of patients with cancers of the eye. She provides medical and surgical care for patients with a wide variety of benign and malignant eye tumors, including retinoblastoma, uveal and conjunctival melanoma, metastatic lesions, intraocular lymphoma, and vascular tumors. Her goal is to provide care that is both cutting-edge and compassionate.

Dr. Skalet combines her busy clinical practice with clinical and translational research. Her current research interests include the evaluation of circulating tumor cells as a biomarker in uveal melanoma, collaborative clinical research investigating trends in clinical care and outcomes, investigation of novel ophthalmic imaging modalities including optical coherence tomography angiography, and clinical trials in ocular oncology.

Dr. Skalet has enjoyed serving on multiple national and international subspecialty committees for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists, and the International Society of Ocular Oncology.

In her free time, Dr. Skalet loves to spend time with her family exploring all the Pacific Northwest has to offer. She enjoys hiking, skiing, reading and singing.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists
  • International Society of Ocular Oncology

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (640 Ratings, 225 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

  • Oct 25, 2019

    I am very satisfied by the very kind and very professional medical professional. Thank you.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Professional, kind and knowledgeable.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Very caring doctor who takes the extra time to answer all my questions and concerns.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Good experience.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Skalet and likes that she takes time, listens well, and answers questions.

  • Oct 19, 2019

    Friendly, caring, supportive.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    Great staff great doctor, first time a doctor ever gave me there apple

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Dr Skalet is very professional, friendly, & empathetic.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Dr. Skalet was professional, friendly, extremely knowledgeable, very kind, and she put me at ease in a ... in a stressful situation.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    That provider was real good, I had a real good outcome from it. I really ... and the test was real good. Satisfactory.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    She is an excellent doctor but the process is slow

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Exceptional. Had total confidence in all the health care providers.

  • Oct 08, 2019

    Excellent care from Dr.Skalet. Waiting time between procedures a little long, but was warned before hand that my visit would take a few hours.

  • Oct 05, 2019

    Very Good

  • Oct 03, 2019

    I see Dr. Skalet yearly to monitor a condition in an eye. I have full confidence in her expertise and she always answers/explains my questions.

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Dr. Shalat was professional, informative and showed concern for my situation.

  • Oct 03, 2019

    A series of tests that were coordinated and worked to a culmination of the visit with Dr. Skalet. It worked well despite being a long process

  • Oct 03, 2019

    We thought that she has good knowledge and she was very patient with us. She explained each procedure. And we appreciated that.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    She answered all my questions so I could understand. Walked into the room w a smile on her face which helped my nervousness and was caring & professional.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Alison Skalet, MD, PhD is very nice and professional. She does an excellent job checking my eyes and making sure any answers or concerns are address.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Great especially her assistant Ann, she went beyond any ones help and expectationa

  • Sep 26, 2019

    She so kind,helpful and she always smiling

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Very professional and informative

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Experience has been excellent in all respects.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    I have an excellent service and the fact is very professional and did their jobs very well. I was treated very good.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    Dr. Skalet was absolutely amazing. I came up to bring my father in for a post-op appointment operation that she actually did to remove cancer - or to remove his eye, actually and she saw that I was in tremendous pain from my own eye injury, which I hadn't been able to see an ophthalmologist yet, and she told me to go out and register and checked me right in and found the problem and sent me on my way to faster healing. So Dr. Skalet is absolutely amazing.

  • Sep 22, 2019

    I'm very happy with this provider. Everybody was very nice to me when I was there and my wife. If I had a question they answered it very thoroughly. They went out of their way to help me and my wife. We couldn't be more pleased. We're very very happy with the standard of care that I've received so far and I'm very confident that the care that I'm going to receive is going to be outstanding. Thank you.

  • Sep 22, 2019

    I was very pleased with the provider and all other personnel that I encountered at OHSU. It did seem that the wait time was a little excessive between each person that I was required to see. There was quite a very long wait, but the providers themselves and all other support personnel were wonderful.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    I always get kind attention and interest from Dr. Skalet and her staff. The wait between different tests has gotten to be shorter over time, perhaps because of new and advanced equipment. Total visit time has shortened too, which is helpful to us as we drive up from Eugene for the visit.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    It was very professional and courteous. They took very good care of me and the procedure was very quick and efficient. Thank you.

  • Sep 16, 2019

    Dr. Skalet is wonderful. She's extremely compassionate, very caring, very professional, very knowledgeable, and I would highly highly recommend her to anyone.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    This is [Name] and the whole, everybody I met at [Name] was fantastic. I don't think you could get any better treatment, period, and I'd recommend anybody to go there. Thank you very much.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    She is very professional, complete and helpful. Thanks.

  • Sep 09, 2019

    Dr. Skalet is extremely knowledgeable. She also has a great staff working for her.

  • Sep 07, 2019

    She did a thorough job*

  • Sep 05, 2019

    Everybody at the Casey Eye institute that we deal with is fantastic. The people are all great, and I believe possess great skill.

  • Sep 05, 2019

    The support personnel and technicians are awesome. And of course, Dr Skalet is fantastic. Even though I drive from Washougal, through the horrible traffic in downtown Portland, it is worth the stress. Thanks for having wonderful personnel.Respectfully, [Name]

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Dr. Skalet's great. We love all of her staff and we think they do a really great job.

  • Aug 22, 2019

    very professional and caring. explains everything clearly

  • Aug 22, 2019

    She was right on top of things with my chroidal melonoma and treatment right from the start

  • Aug 20, 2019


  • Aug 19, 2019

    Dr. Skalet and her staff are just exemplary people, I never felt such caring, kind, people at a medical facility before, and our state of Oregon is very very fortunate to have such a fine Institution for patients needing more difficult care, to be referred to. So, thank you.

  • Aug 19, 2019

    Everything went as they said they would. I have the upmost respect for Dr. Alison Skalet. Yeah, they're just there. I don't know what to say. She's the best.

  • Aug 17, 2019

    Dr. Skalet is fabulous. She is very compassionate. She's very skilled. She is very intelligent. She communicates well. She answers all my questions, sometimes even before I ask them. So I have very high regard for her and I'm very fortunate that she is my physician.

  • Aug 17, 2019

    I thought she was a very, very respectable, good doctor. I - all the people there treated me really well. I have no complaints whatsoever. I think that's some of the best service I have ever had. Thank you.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    Very knowledgeable, answer questions, friendly and explains what she is looking for, helpful

  • Aug 15, 2019

    I think Dr. Skalet is very professional. She's very adapt at what she does. In my opinion and I wouldn't have any problem at all if something came up where I needed another operation I wouldn't have any problem at all saying okay, let's do it Dr. Skalet. Thank you.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    Easy access, lots of parking, Nice bright waiting rooms, Quick check-in,friendly staff & doctors.Clear explanation of what was being done & what problems or lack of were found.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    She is thorough and tells me everything. She explains in ways I understand. She gives me the statistics about what this or that means.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Always helpful and informative

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