Mitchell V. Brinks M.D., M.P.H.

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (145 Ratings, 54 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Cataract and Intraocular Lenses
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Eye Exams (Adult) - Ophthalmology
  • Lens Based Refractive Surgery


  • B.A., University of Oregon, Eugene Oregon 1988
  • M.D., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon 1992
  • M.P.H., Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon 2005
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology


Dr. Brinks was raised and educated in the Pacific Northwest. He focuses on bringing advanced technology and high quality eye care to under-served rural communities throughout Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.

His international teaching and research endeavors have taken Dr. Brinks overseas to Cambodia, Bhutan, East Timor, Guatemala, the Marshall Islands, and the Samoas. He completed a masters degree at OSU in international health to support his work with the ministries of health overseas, furthering their vision for eye care in their countries.

While not at work, Dr. Brinks enjoys native forest restoration, surfing, and archery.

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Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (145 Ratings, 54 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 21, 2019

    I received assistance from four different technicians as I hobbled from room to room. Due to a sudden problem with my knee, I was not able to walk without an arm to lean on and three fellows and one woman provided that assistance. Dr. Brinks was thorough and provided a complete explanation of his findings. Dr. Brinks is professional and personable, giving me full confidence in the results he shares.

  • Dec 16, 2019

    He was pleasant, knowledgeable, answered my questions

  • Dec 15, 2019

    Caring, responsive to questions, efficient, direct

  • Dec 11, 2019

    It was fine

  • Dec 08, 2019

    I feel the doctor was exceptional. I feel he was very knowledgeable. He listened. He has very good communication skills. He definitely wanted to get to the root of what my complaint, or problem was. I think that OHSU is extremely lucky to have him employed, and definitely I feel that, he's exceptional. That's all I have to say. Thank you.

  • Dec 06, 2019

    It was a pleasant experience. Dr. Brinks was very thorough and Oscar was very good too.

  • Oct 04, 2019

    I had a good experience and felt Dr Brink was thorough and explained things clearly.

  • Oct 03, 2019

    I felt very well cared for and educated on my problem, and I would highly recommend him to anyone. He was excellent, and a personable and warm and friendly and very knowledgeable. I felt I went to the right doctor, especially with my medical problems.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Everyone was wonderful. I would not change anything. Never had an Eye Doctor explain things so complete and understandable - Wow!

  • Oct 01, 2019

    I was very pleased with with doctor and the way he explained everything to us and so forth. Very pleased and happy. That's it.

  • Sep 07, 2019

    More thorough then I expected.Very good.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Dr Brinks was very thorough and took all the time needed to explain his diagnosis and the treatment options.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Dr. Brinks and his staff are very helpful.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Professional, friendly, easy to talk with, provided good info, discussed follow up plan

  • Aug 27, 2019

    Everyone made my visit comfortable and easy

  • Aug 26, 2019

    Dr. Brinks a very astute and up on his estimation or medical training notes for the individual. I greatly... greatly appreciate him. I would recommend him highly.

  • Aug 25, 2019

    Dr. Brinks is an excellent doctor, very thorough. He prescribed appropriate medication and made a appropriate referral to oculoplasty. I am very grateful for his service to me as his patient. Thank you.

  • Aug 24, 2019

    Wonderful medical facility, great staff, and very responsive to my problem.

  • Aug 24, 2019

    It did not seem that he read my chart before seeing me. Otherwise it was fine.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    He's very good listening and guiding with what have to do. Excellent doctor. Thank you.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    Great care! The doctor was straight to the point. He took time to listen, asked great questions, and provided excellent feedback about the reasons I was needing to have a visit.

  • Jul 03, 2019

    Efficient, reassuring and pleasant

  • Jul 03, 2019

    Doctor Brinks is by far, the best ophthalmologist I’ve ever had!!

  • Jun 03, 2019

    All of my questions were answered and a plan implemented for follow up. Everyone was professional and courteous. Very efficient.

  • Jun 02, 2019

    Dr. Brinks is caringm concerned and conservative. He covers all the important questions and his technicians are also excellent. Thank you.

  • May 25, 2019

    Everyone I encountered at this appointment was very kind, helpful, and informative.

  • May 25, 2019

    I felt like I was listened to. I got explanations of why various measurements and procedures were taking place without having to ask. I was not made to feel as if I was wasting Jared or Dr Brinks's time or that I was overreacting to my problem.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    The provider is very friendly, very professional, very direct and a really super good communicator, great bed side manner, and very informative. Just a pleasure to have him as a provider. As well, his staff was also incredibly exceptional.

  • Apr 20, 2019

    I ve had a teally good experience... getting an appointment for return is a little tricky

  • Apr 20, 2019

    As usual with OHSU, everyone I came in contact with exudes their positive attitude towards making sure you receive the best care possible!

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Always very thorough and willing to answer all my questions.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    I was given hope for that my eye would be repaired, fixed. And I didn't have that before.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    I appreciated it and Dr. Mitchell Brinks and I had a very good exam. I would recommend him highly.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    it was pleasent

  • Mar 14, 2019

    Very good experience.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    I liked his clarity and honesty.

  • Feb 20, 2019

    Oh my experience with Dr. Mitchell Brinks has been nothing short of absolutely wonderful. He's he knows, he's brilliant and he then he's done to cataracts surgeries on me and one of my wife and excellent all the time it was also. And last time do the laser surgery outside the cataracts surgery that works out perfectly and just a great man and all he does for people overseas and his teaching and *

  • Feb 18, 2019

    Very knowledgeable, caring, and explained things in an understandable way. Ordered a photo of my eye as a benchmark, which no prior ophthalmologist had done.

  • Jan 07, 2019

    He's a very able physician and I enjoyed it very much.

  • Jan 06, 2019

    Dr. Brinks is thorough, he's a good communicator, he is very patient focused. He is very focused period on looking at all aspects of any constellation that he is trying to understand. He's reassuring and honest and a very good doctor in my opinion. Thank you.

  • Jan 05, 2019

    I could not have had a more positive experience. I called in with a vision impairment and got an appointment the same day. Dr Brinks evaluated me and was able to perform a laser procedure while I was there and corrected my problem. I am estactic and grateful!

  • Dec 23, 2018

    Dr. Brinks was thorough and professional, while still being friendly. We talked briefly about gardening and he commented that he noticed those who garden seem, to have healthier, younger eyes. Dr. Brinks also explains what he going to do and what I needed to do during the exam. I think it is helpful to know what is going on.

  • Dec 23, 2018

    I saw Dr. Brinks. And first of all was very timely I was taking care of immediately and every the lady who did some preliminary test on me was excellent, and then Dr. Brinks was excellent as well. And so I would say nothing, but the best about OHSU. Thank you.

  • Dec 10, 2018

    He was prompt, thorough, and explained my health situation with clarity.

  • Nov 18, 2018

    Dr. Brinkks and the Casey Eye Institute and all of people that work there that I've ever run into are great. Keep up the good work.

  • Nov 16, 2018

    Dr. Brinks and his assistant, Oscar, were very efficient, helpful, and informative, which is something I very much appreciate. I would recommend these folks to anyone. Thank you.

  • Nov 12, 2018

    Dr Brinks listens. Heconsiders what is said before responding. He is respectful and seems compassionate.

  • Nov 01, 2018


  • Sep 29, 2018

    Pleasant and knowledgeable

  • Sep 26, 2018

    Dr. Brinks is staying on top of my vision issues. He has a confident, but gentle manner and I have enjoyed having him as my ophthalmologist. I also like that he is involved with improving vision care and screening for underserved communities throughout the world.

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