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 (253 Ratings, 75 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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  • English
  • Spanish (some)

Patient Ratings

4.6 out of 5 (253 Ratings, 75 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

  • Dec 13, 2019

    Doctor Shuler and his staff have always been professional, caring and informative.

  • Dec 08, 2019

    He's a great doctor doctor. He's very knowledgeable. Very personal, we love him. Thank you very much.

  • Dec 07, 2019

    Everyone it's always friendly and helpful and I hope I can always come here.

  • Dec 06, 2019

    Carlos at the reception desk greeted me with a smile and check-in was prompt and efficient.Opthalmology imaging tech was knowledgeable, concise, and had a calming manner.Amir, the fellow, for Dr. Shuhler did a great job of explaining the results of scans.Dr. Shuhler too time to make sure my husband and I understood the test results and a clear option for treatment.

  • Nov 17, 2019

    Dealing with Dr. Suhler is has been a good experience. He's technically very good as a good bed side manner but he's a very, very busy and has limited time for clinics. And so we normally wait 1 hour to two hours to see him but so far, I think it's been worth it because he is good. It would be nice if there were more doctors of his specialty. So that patients do not have to wait only one day a week and at that when we are there we wait for one to two hours to see him. Also. It is been almost impossible for our general doctors general practitioner to get a hold of him or to exchange any information with him either by computer or by phone even trying to speak to one of his associates.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    I admire everyone at Casey Eye Institute ! I've been seeing Dr Suhler for nine years. I love the fellows. I appreciate Carlos ! What an EXCELLENT team !!!!!!

  • Nov 14, 2019

    He is a knowledgeable Doctor with caring and understanding. He listens; plus you get the best care.

  • Nov 03, 2019

    It was a good experience.

  • Nov 01, 2019

    Dr Suhler is very attentive and helpful. He makes it easy for me to ask questions and he finds the answers if he does not have them.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Good experience

  • Oct 25, 2019

    He was absolutely excellent. Very friendly. Very professional, very happy I enjoyed visiting with him very much.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    My visit to Casey Institute was very pleasurable. Everybody was professional and tried to help discover what was the problem that I was visiting for him and give me feedback along the way and kept things very well organized and I would return if I needed to do so.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    I had a very good experience as always during me appointment at OHSU. All of my questions were answered and I felt good with how the pellet was working.

  • Sep 22, 2019

    friendly, informative

  • Sep 22, 2019

    Dr. Schler is a great provider. He has been seeing my son since he was 6 1/2 years old and I like how he treats them and he's very personable with my son. I really appreciate all the knowledge he has and he's always teaching what he knows about the disease that my son has.

  • Sep 22, 2019

    I think he is a heck of a doctor. He diagnosed it right on spot on you gave me a reference to a person that hopefully will work out one hundred percent for me so if you'd recommend his mother there then I would more than trust that decision. He gave me some hope and you can appreciate how much that really means to a person. I've been dealing with this issue for quite a while now, and I'm just saying for that he was able to pinpoint what he believes it is. And it just gave me a big lift, and I appreciate it so so very much. Thank you guys with all my heart. If there's anything I can ever do for you guys.

  • 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 15, 2019

    Super love this doctor. He's very knowledgeable, explains everything with detail, what to expect, what's coming, what the results. Very comfortable the way he explained everything to us.

  • 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.

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