David J. Wilson M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Director, OHSU Casey Eye Institute

Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (79 Ratings, 33 Comments)


  • Cancer
  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Eye Cancer
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Melanoma
  • Ocular Oncology


  • M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas 1981
  • Residency:

    • Ophthalmology, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Fellowship:

    • Ocular pathology, Johns Hopkins Medical Center
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology, 1987


Dr. Wilson has a unique outlook on eye tumors because of his background as an eye pathologist, studying tissue under the microscope. He enjoys working with a team of other dedicated health professionals to care for patients with these uncommon conditions. 

Outside of medicine, Dr. Wilson enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. His hobbies include reading, tennis, cycling, and golf.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (79 Ratings, 33 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

  • Jul 11, 2019

    Dr. Wilson took time to explain the various portions of the exam and to answer my questions.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Hi, Dr. Wilson took the time to figure out what my problem was. Where another opthamologist shrugged his shoulders and said I don't know so I very much appreciated his expertise and his input. Thank you.

  • Jun 07, 2019

    Have been going to Dr Wilson since 1992 and cannot say enough about him and his staff for the care I have received.

  • Jun 04, 2019

    Always wonderful care in a beautiful facility. Dr Wilson and Shirley take great care of their patients.

  • Jun 04, 2019

    After 20 plus years

  • May 12, 2019

    I have been Dr. Wilson's patient for over 25 years, and never cease to be grateful for this fact. He is not only extremely knowledgeable in his field, but also has the uncommon gift of effective empathy. His demeanor and competence contributes to the well-being of his patients from the moment he enters the examining room. Casey Eye Institute is extremely fortunate to have Dr, Wilson among its members. He is the perfect example to follow and to inspire those around him. Thank You for this opportunity to express my opinion.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Top notch experience all the way around

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Dr. Wilson is always very thorough, answers all my questions.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    Dr. Wilson is an excellent, compassionate health care provider. I am very grateful to be his patient, in spite of his significant administrative responsibilities.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    I have been seeing Dr. Wilson for 12 years. Always a wonderful day when I see the crew at CEI!

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Quick in and out appointment. No issues

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Dr Wilson and his staff are great. Gracious with their time.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Dr. Wilson's patience and quiet, confident manner provided me with a sense of calm and reassurance as I went through the process of losing my right eye to cancer. The ongoing follow up and communication about my prognosis in the intervening years has provided me great comfort and confidence. I can't recommend Dr. Wilson enough, he is truly one of a kind and I feel so incredibly fortunate to have had his expertise guiding my care and supporting me through this process.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    Well, I've been seeing Dr. Wilson for a number of years. I've always had good experiences. I think he's very, he's very professional and has a smile and I feel very confident in going to so I don't know what else I can say, except it's been a good experience every time I've been.

  • Jan 16, 2019

    Dr. Wilson and his staff truly care for their patients. You feel cared for from check-in through the follow up.

  • Dec 10, 2018

    Casey Eye is amazing. Not only excelling in medicine, but customer service as well.

  • Dec 05, 2018

    Dr. Wilson is very professional in his methods and examining my eyes and he is just a really nice man and makes you feel very comfortable while you're visiting him.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    I think we've had either 19 or 20 visits now with Dr. Wilson, Shirley, Janae, Mark and they have all been absolutely 100% great. I would recommend them highly. I'm thankful for the time that I've been able to spend there and they have done a fabulous job for me. I should be good enough.

  • Oct 19, 2018

    The very best possible.

  • Oct 16, 2018


  • Sep 10, 2018

    I have been going here for 11 years so my experience has been great

  • Sep 01, 2018

    Dr. Wilson is an excellent Dr. Of the retina. He is pleasant, thorough and explains everything clearly.

  • Aug 14, 2018

    Has very caring attitude and takes his time to explain conditions.

  • Aug 14, 2018

    Very efficient!Very polite! Enjoyed seeing . Wilson & assistant!

  • Aug 14, 2018

    Dr. Wilson and staff always make me feel welcome and well taken care of.

  • Aug 03, 2018

    My experience with Dr. Wilson has always been outstanding. He is a wonderful, wonderful, patient, kind, and very knowledgeable person. He's about the best doctor I have ever had.

  • Jul 31, 2018

    Very professional, with excellent advice

  • Jul 31, 2018

    I've been seeing Dr. David Wilson for the last 10+ years. He is certainly the best. I cannot compare him to anybody else because he is the best. That's all I can say.

  • Jul 31, 2018

    Dr. Wilson is the best doctor one of the best doctors in the country and his staff are equally as wonderful. So, it is always a true pleasure to deal with them and he basically saved my eye by the surgery he did on my eye so he's one of my favorite people in the world and his staff are as I said just as wonderful and expert at whatever they do so it's always an amazing experience and I would recommend them to anybody.

  • Jul 31, 2018

    I don't need a lot of time to tell you Dr. Wilson is a revere person in my life and in my health my eye health especially I've seen him for many many years he and staff there and he has kept my vision going I'm blind in one eye and he's kept my other eye going with his care and I think the world of him so it's 10 all the way and I appreciate OSHU and Casey Eye Institute.

  • Jun 24, 2018


  • May 18, 2018

    Dr. Wilson did my exam and then said which tests he would like to have done. After returning he took the time to go over results and explained what procedure he would like done next. He also explained he would not bxplae the surgeon doing the procedure but would be reviewing the results. His demeanor is very calm which is always helpful to me as a patient and when I explained my husband is hard of hearing he positioned himself so that we both could hear him very well. He answered my questions and I never felt rushed.

  • Apr 08, 2018

    best Dr visit i ever had ... never met anyone so kind and caring