Paul Yang M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant professor

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.6 out of 5 (201 Ratings, 63 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Retinal Dystrophies Congenital/Genetic Disease


  • B.S.E., University of Washington, Seattle Washington 1998
  • B.S., University of Washington, Seattle Washington 1998
  • Ph.D., Dartmouth, Lebanon New Hampshire 2004
  • M.D., Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover New Hampshire 2006
  • Residency:

    • Ophthalmology residency – John Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City, UT, 2010
  • Fellowship:

    • Ophthalmic genetics and visual electrophysiology – Casey Eye Institute, Portland, OR, 2013
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology, 2013


Dr. Paul Yang was born in Taiwan and raised in Bellevue, Washington. He received his undergraduate degrees in bioengineering and biochemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle, during which he was awarded multiple summer research grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, as well as the Mary Gates Endowment for Students. He received doctorates in medicine and neurophysiology at Dartmouth Medical School, which was funded by an individual M.D./Ph.D. pre-doctoral national research service award from the National Institutes of Health. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Utah, and residency and fellowship in ophthalmology at the Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City.

It was during his time at the Moran Eye Center where he first developed an interest in inflammatory eye diseases and degenerative retinal disorders under the guidance of Drs. Albert Vitale, Paul Bernstein, and Donnell Creel. Thereafter, he pursued a fellowship in ocular immunology and uveitis with Dr. Stephen Foster at the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as well as a fellowship in ophthalmic genetics and inherited retinal degenerations with Richard Weleber, M.D., and Mark Pennesi, M.D., Ph.D., at Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon.

During his training at the Casey Eye Institute, he was funded by The Foundation Fighting Blindness under the Alan Laties Career Development Program, where he conducted laboratory studies to evaluate the effectiveness of immunomodulatory therapy in reducing secondary collateral damage in retinitis pigmentosa.

Dr. Yang is currently an assistant professor in ophthalmic genetics and ocular immunology at the Casey Eye Institute, and is a member of the Oregon Retinal Degeneration Center. He also has special interest in cataract surgery, especially pertaining to those patients with inherited retinal degeneration or uveitis. The focus of his research is to better understand the significance of immune-mediated damage secondary to the underlying genetic mutations found in inherited retinal degenerations. With the support of a career development award from the Foundation Fighting Blindness and a K08 from the National Eye Institute, he is currently conducting translational research in an effort to bring new medical treatments to the clinic for patients with retinitis pigmentosa.

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  • English
  • Taiwanese

Patient Ratings

4.6 out of 5 (201 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

  • Dec 22, 2019

    My eyes are extremely important to me and they will get the best care I can find. I think that level of care is Dr. Yang.

  • Dec 21, 2019

    Trustful and kind

  • Dec 11, 2019

    Dr. Yang is courtious and knowledgable. All concerns are addressed and in my case when I talked about changes in my vision he pulled up recent test data to see if he could find the cause and go over what he saw with me.

  • Dec 07, 2019

    All the staff and doctors have been very kind and very detailed in my diagnosis and explaining it to me

  • Nov 23, 2019

    Everyone is always patient and friendly no matter how busy the office is. I appreciate their concern for patient comfort and ease.

  • Nov 11, 2019

    Dr. Yang, and the entire staff at Casey Eye Institute are all very welcoming from the moment you walk in the doors to the end of the appointment, and I should say including the parking attendances. Their always so happy Dr. Yang is really explicit in what he has to share the answers the questions that you have very thoroughly and just genuinely cares about his patient, and I really appreciate him and I think you guys, thank you. Bye.

  • Oct 28, 2019

    Dr. Yang,is very professional, and he has very good bed side manner. We appreciate the help you've given us. Thank you.

  • Oct 26, 2019

    Dr. Yang is amazing. He is kind and patient with all my questions. He goes beyond to take care of my eyes, my vision. I appreciate his thoroughness.

  • Sep 29, 2019

    Informative and thorough.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Super knowledgeable and very caring and wonderful support staff!!

  • Sep 18, 2019

    Very courteous and explained everything.

  • Aug 24, 2019

    The staff is extremely courteous and helpful with my right eye problem. I me Dr. Yang for the first time and he was very informative.

  • Aug 19, 2019

    Dr. Yang is incredible. He's very thorough engaged compassionate and I love him.

  • Aug 05, 2019

    Dr. Yang is extremely knowledgeable and professional and cares so much for his patience and it shows through in his examination. He treats the whole patient the physical side as well as the mental and emotional side.

  • Jul 04, 2019

    I have always had a wonderful experience at OHSU.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I feel Dr. Yang is very efficient and thorough. I have extremely high regards for all of his colleagues and they do a wonderful job answering all my questions. Giving me all the time I need and they are very good at making me understand the issues I'm dealing with I'm very very lucky to have him and his care and I'd like to thank you and and everybody there for your good service.

  • Jun 08, 2019

    The staff at Casey were all wonderful to us during our visit. They continue to give great explanations and make us comfortable during a difficult time.

  • Jun 03, 2019

    A great listener and very good at telling us our options

  • Jun 03, 2019

    Shows great concern for [Name] condition and is very good at communicating the findings with us

  • Jun 02, 2019

    Dr. Yang has been very truthful with me and my condition and I appreciate that. He's not covering up anything. I know what to expect in the future months with my disease. So yes, I think he is very truthful and forthcoming.

  • May 31, 2019

    Dr. Yang explained procedures in language we understood. He spent time with us and answered any and all questions throughly. We appreciated his sense of humor even tho we were feeling sad from the new he had to tell us.

  • May 23, 2019

    I am a research patient, and not a general patient, so my experience may differ from others, but so far my experience with OHSU has been exemplary.

  • May 21, 2019

    I was there as part of a research. The doctor made a brief exam related to that study. I really had no other contact with him.

  • May 17, 2019

    the best

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Yang and his associates were.... and the receptionists were all very, very good. I would recommend them to anybody. They were extremely competent; always have been and that's it.

  • Apr 10, 2019

    I am a clinical trials participant, and not a general patient, so my experience may differ, but from what I can see I have only positive things to say about OHSU.

  • Apr 08, 2019

    Hello, I felt like everything about why I was there and my concerns were very important and just that they were very thorough, and ... and the other doctor along side, I felt like they was doing their job and the most to help me with my health issues. Thank you.

  • Mar 29, 2019

    Good at explaining things; very personable

  • Mar 25, 2019

    I was pleasantly surprised. It's been a couple of years since i last visited Casey Eye Institute. My previous experiences were terrible and I was prepared for the worst, however, this wasn't too bad. I was able to see the doctor within 30 mins of my appointment time and had a productive visit. Thanks to the clinic for keeping things rolling and getting people through in a timely fashion.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    Dr. Yang as usual is very proficient and very very thorough My my visits are I'm I'm just fortunate to have him as my position in appreciate everyone's care. They're everyone is so so no good at their jobs and and everything goes very smooth and I am very grateful and lucky to be able to be treated by Dr. Yang and his staff.

  • Mar 18, 2019

    Amazing team of specialists in ophthalmology on retina disorders. Very thorough and thoughtful in their approach to patient care.

  • Mar 17, 2019

    Dr.Yang has a special way of explaining things that my wife has confidence in the answer is the right answer.

  • Feb 27, 2019

    Always very good about explaining things and going over test results with us.

  • Feb 19, 2019

    Dr. Yang is an excellent physician--he has a pleasant manner and is obviously very well qualified in his area of practice.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Dr. Yang, I really appreciate the fact that he explained everything clearly so that I understand exactly what's going on with my eyes. I really do like him as a doctor. He's very very good. Thank you.

  • Jan 27, 2019

    I feel very confident with dr yang. He explains things very well

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Very good provider very easy to work with very informative. Very professional.

  • Jan 12, 2019

    Everyone was friendly and courteous and very knowledgeable about[Name]condition and gave us all the information we needed

  • Jan 09, 2019

    Dr. Yang is very knowledgeable and willing to answer all questions. Very thorough.

  • Dec 03, 2018

    I'm very happy with Dr. Yang. He tells me everything that's going on the ins and outs and, and he takes time with me. I don't feel that he's rushing and yes, I'm very happy with him.

  • Dec 03, 2018

    It was very informative and very good detail. The only problem I have is how long we had to wait in the office before the exam. It was very long waiting for him to come in. One doctor came in and did a thing and then we had to wait again for Dr. Yang to come in and it we had to sit in there for quite a while and that did not make me happy. Other than that everything else was just wonderful. Like I said the information you gave me was very important and everything I needed to go and more.

  • Dec 03, 2018

    Dr. Yang is a very professional and caring physician. He covers everything and answers all my questions, and gives me the time I need and the instructions I need to follow my treatment. And I can't be, I've been very lucky to have him as a caregiver, and I am grateful and thankful that that he has provided me with a the most amazing service in healthcare that I could imagine. So that's that's how I feel about it.

  • Nov 16, 2018

    The doctors we saw were nice and helpful. I do not completely understand the changes from previous diagnoses and no follow-up was scheduled with the doctor, although we were referred to the low vision specialist. A scheduled appointment with the genetic counselor was cancelled and not rescheduled. I do not understand why. I do not know how to ask follow-up questions besides waiting for appointment with low vision specialist.

  • Nov 11, 2018

    I appreciated Dr. Yang seeing me. She had a cancellation and the nurse and his staff quickly put me into that cancellation so I could see the doctor immediately. I really appreciate seeing him. I don't know if he understood what I meant by seeing things out of the corner of my eye, but it was good to know that ... to get a correct status on my case, and I certainly appreciate OHSU for doing so. Thank you.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    Dr. Yang is very professional while also being personable. I trust his expertise.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    Dr. Paul Yang and staff were very good, very knowledgeable, explained to me how the disease has progressed, what's upcoming for potential treatments down the road there and maybe a test program to be entered in possibly too, but very thorough and answered all of our questions.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    Dr. Yang is very smart, very detailed, and very good at following through on phone calls and taking our case very seriously. We appreciate him very much.

  • Oct 27, 2018

    My brother and myself are very, very pleased with the help we get from Dr. Yang, and the information. We are very likely to recommend him to anybody that needs a specialist and we enjoy seeing him and Dr. Oliver, we started out with him of course. Anyway, we're very happy with the care we're given. Press any key.

  • Oct 14, 2018

    Dr. Yang is professional, approachable, explains well, answers questions thoroughly, very patient.

  • Oct 05, 2018

    Dr. Yang is very attentive to all my concerns and does a fine job to make his explanations clear to my understanding.I am confident in his diagnosis of my eye conditions.

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