Eric B. Suhler M.D., M.P.H.

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Faculty profile
  • Professor of Ophthalmology and Public Health

Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.6 out of 5 (243 Ratings, 63 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Uveitis and Ocular Immunology


  • M.D., University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas Texas 1995
  • M.P.H., Oregon Health and Science University, Portland Oregon 2007
  • Residency:

    • Ophthalmology: OHSU, 2000
  • Fellowship:

    • Uveitis and clinical ocular immunology: NIH, 2002
  • Certifications:

    • Ophthalmology


After completing his training in ophthalmology at the Casey Eye Institute in 2000, Dr. Suhler received an additional two years of training in uveitis clinical care and research at the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland from 2000 to 2002, and completed a Masters in Public Health from OHSU in 2007. 

He is co-director of the OHSU Uveitis Clinic, where he sees patients on referral from eye care providers throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is active in clinical research and clinical trials utilizing cutting edge immunotherapeutic drugs for the treatment of ocular inflammatory diseases and has regularly presented the results of these trials at national and international research meetings. Dr. Suhler also directs the Casey Uveitis Fellowship.

Dr. Suhler is also chief of ophthalmology at the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center. He received his undergraduate education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

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  • Spanish (some)

Patient Ratings

4.6 out of 5 (243 Ratings, 63 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

  • Sep 22, 2019

    friendly, informative

  • Sep 20, 2019

    Doctor Shuler is very informative about your situation, very caring. His staff is very polite, every time that I’ve had an appointment.

  • Sep 20, 2019

    Very good

  • Sep 07, 2019

    Dr Suhler and his team are amazing! They squeezed us in for an urgent appointment and made sure we were taken care of, he even took time to go over in detail what was going on with our child and answered all of our questions. I highly recommend him!!

  • Aug 25, 2019

    We waited a long time during our appointment. It took 3 hours to complete the appointment. However, we appreciate the time that Dr. Suhler took to to see us and spend time answering any questions and being receptive to suggestions. So the care is great, the fact that we had to wait was not so great. Thank you. Bye.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Thorough, pleasant, consistent.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Dr. Suhler is the best, always trying to find the treatment that works best for me. He's pretty amazing, the reason I keep coming back to Casey Eye!

  • Aug 16, 2019

    It seems to us that he is a good doctor and he understands me very well. I recommend him to other people. He's the best I've known.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    De Shuler is very good and is already 3 years and half taking care of me

  • Jul 22, 2019

    He is very conscientious of his patients and after 4 years of trying to find a diagnosis Eric Suhler definitely hit it right on the first time. Has followed me with medications, cares about how my eyes are going to be, remembers me. Yeah. I think it's really important. I feel like a real person instead of a number when I go in to see Dr. Suhler and his staff and everyone are fabulous.

  • Jul 20, 2019

    Fantastic! The entire staff is welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable

  • Jul 14, 2019

    I am very happy with my care at OHSU. I feel like Dr. Suhler has given me great care, and I would also like to mention that Carlos has made all of my appointments really easy, his ... and just his greetings, his demeanor, his information that he provides as follow up. So just don't have enough great things to say about both. Thank you.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Dr. shuler Was able to squeeze me in in his very busy day. He is always so professional and gets my diagnosis right every time. I love the Casey eye institute and am very thankful for OHSU

  • Jul 12, 2019

    I always get the best care at Casey Eye, my Dr. Is very attentive and works to find what will be the best treatment for me. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else.

  • Jun 15, 2019

    Wait was excessively long. Scheduling could be much tighter for my specific case.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Even thought it is a very busy office, the experience of the workers are beyond great.

  • May 31, 2019

    It was a good experience at OHSU with Dr. Suhler and staff. Got in right away. They found a problem and had a solution to fix it.

  • May 18, 2019


  • May 17, 2019

    Dr Suhler is great! He is always friendly and remembers details about my health issues. He’s very informative and listens to me also.

  • May 17, 2019

    Pleasant and competent.

  • May 13, 2019

    My experience with the provider was the fact that he was very good and very thorough, but my problem with it was the fact... the long wait that I had. I was there for 3 hours for a meeting that shouldn't taken over an hour.

  • May 05, 2019

    He is very pleasant, educated, and truly cares about his patients!

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Very knowledgeable and good open two way communication. Everyone was very thorough and compassionate. Doctors and staff were great at explaining pictures and terms and what we were all looking at.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    So positive, thorough and informative. Extremely caring and supportive.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    It was an initial exam and everyone was great. I'm waiting for the actually results to form a solid opinion.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    I've waited over 2 hours to get into the doctor and I guess that's standard but nobody checked on me or anything and then when I did see him. He really wasn't interested, and I don't get the feeling that he did more than just give a cursory check to my eyes, you know, and it was kind of pointless for me to come down for that all the way from Kelso, so I wasn't very happy. That's it.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    Dr. Eric Suhler is very responsive and very thorough.

  • Apr 20, 2019

    It’ has always been a pleasant experience. Dr. Suhler identified a problem and ordered eye drops to correct the issue.

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Great! As always. Informative and friendly. Patient care and comfort is first priority.

  • Apr 06, 2019

    Dr Suhler and his staff are very friendly and caring.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    He is helpful, worked through my meds list that was kind of a hot mess. Discussed how my eye was doing in a way I could understand and explained my disease to the student that was shadowing him.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    My experience with Dr. Suhler with fabulous. Had he not been so caring about me as a patient and listening to his fellow and following up to be absolutely positive that what he was thinking was correct, my diagnosis and what they found would not have been found, and so I am very thankful that he took the time had the patient's cared enough to look and I felt like I feel like a valued patient and I think that's awesome.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Yes, I think dr. Suhler's a very fine man. He is up on top of everything and between him and Dr. Chandler I think the man's name. Anyway, everything is fine. They're very caring. And yes, I definitely would recommend him.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    I liked how they treated me. Thank you. I have nothing more to say. I was very well taken care of.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    Expertise combined with kindness and respect for the patient.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Satisfied and happy

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Very good doctor, I am very happy with him.

  • Jan 19, 2019


  • Jan 19, 2019

    Dr Suhler is awesome and I enjoyed everyone I interacted with. However, my visits to Casey Eye take a very long time. I was there from 1:30pm to 430pm, including waiting for over an hour alone in a room with dilated eyes. I understand everyone is busy but it certainly makes me not want to return when I know an eye check up will take this long. I'm supposed to do this annually, but I can't see myself coming back again for a routine check up.

  • Jan 14, 2019

    Dr. Suhler and his people at his office are excellent and professional and they always do a great job for us. We really appreciate them.

  • Jan 14, 2019

    I found the entire staff to be very conscientious, very professional and very welcoming. So that's why I was very pleased with my visit and my appointment and would be glad to repeat it at any time. Thank you.

  • Dec 26, 2018

    He's great! He explains things well. He listens. He doesn't dumb things down for me. I'd recommend him to anyone needing his specialty. My only negative is the amount of time spent waiting in the exam room, but that wouldn't stop me from recommending him, just that that particular clinic is very busy.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    I can say this, they make going to the Dr, a very pleasant experience.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    Very good as usual.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    I found out that I was not using my eye drops correctly months after having them prescribed. The pharmacist gave me incorrect info and no one at Casey asked even though the drops weren't working.

  • Dec 11, 2018

    He was efficient and prompt

  • Dec 08, 2018

    My visit was very enlightening. It is that way, all the time.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    I have been seeing Dr. Suhler for years. I respect him and I like him. He answers all my questions and puts my nerves at ease. Theresa is an asset and so is Carlos.

  • Nov 19, 2018

    Two hour wait in exam room. Blood test marked as 'Urgent' took at least three hours for results. Not in time for Dr. to formulate treatment while we in office. Modified instructions via phone call to my landline phone were unintelligible due to bad connection, presumably from a mobile phone inside the building?

  • Nov 05, 2018

    I liked him very much. But sometimes he's hard to understand. He talks really fast and most of the time he has a resident with him. And so he's talking to him and kind of talking over to my head.

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