Phoebe Lin M.D., Ph.D.

Photo of Phoebe Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Faculty profile

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (594 Ratings, 198 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retina and Vitreous Disease
  • Retina Surgery
  • Uveitis and Ocular Immunology


  • B.A., Washington University, St. Louis Missouri 1999
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Illinois 2006
  • M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Illinois 2006
  • Residency:

    • University of California San Francisco, 2007-2010
  • Fellowship:

    • Vitreoretinal diseases and surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2010-2012
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology, October, 2011


Dr. Phoebe Lin was born in Chicago, Illinois, but obtained her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biochemistry. Upon graduation, she was given the Spector Award for best undergraduate honors thesis. She then returned to her home town of Chicago to attend the joint M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Illinois, where she graduated with honors and received numerous awards for her research. 

During that time, she also volunteered at various charitable clinics both in Chicago and abroad in Ecuador and India. After medical school and internship in Chicago, Dr. Lin did her residency training at the University of California San Francisco where she was nominated vice president of the Cordes UCSF alumni association, and also received the Hogan Garcia award for best resident research project. She then went onto Duke University for a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery and diseases. 

During her two years at Duke, she was awarded both a Heed Foundation fellowship and the Ron G. Michels fellowship for research and clinical excellence. Dr. Lin joined the faculty at the Casey Eye Institute in 2012 as an assistant professor of ophthalmology in the division of retinal and vitreous siseases and uveitis, with a research appointment in the division of uveitis and ocular immunology. In her free time, Dr. Lin enjoys hiking, kayaking, and cooking.

Read more


  • English

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (594 Ratings, 198 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 28, 2019

    We have always had and continue to have amazing care with the Casey Eye Institute. The doctors have gone above and beyond to care for my son. I feel extremely lucky that we have this caliber of care in Portland.

  • Dec 19, 2019

    Dr. Lin is wonderful! Very caring and skilled. All the support people were very helpful and made a difficult situation much more comfortable.

  • Dec 19, 2019

    Dr. Phoebe Lin is a truly outstanding doctor and I feel very fortunate to have her treating me. In fact all the staff and facilities at OHSU are incredible. I can't say enough good things about all my experiences there. Thank you.

  • Dec 19, 2019

    Very good

  • Dec 12, 2019

    Professional-the entire team exudes competence.

  • Dec 08, 2019

    We appreciate the testing and follow up information at this appointment.

  • Dec 07, 2019

    Hi, yes. Hello. This is [Name] [Name] I had a good experience with Dr. Lin. She was very professional and forthright and let me know the 4 options two were mechanical one was do nothing and the other was (INAUDIBLE). Thank you very much. I look forward to working with you in the future. Have a great evening.(INAUDIBLE).

  • Dec 05, 2019

    Always excellent service by Dr Ohoebe Lyn and company.

  • Dec 05, 2019


  • Dec 05, 2019

    All staff did an excellent job taking care of my needs...

  • Dec 05, 2019

    While I believe Dr. Lin is a good doctor I had to wait 2 hours to finally see her and the check up took about 5 minutes.

  • Dec 04, 2019

    9:45 AM appointment; got in at 10:35 AM.Visit was Dr. Lin was good.

  • Dec 03, 2019

    Very nice and goes over everything so I could understand.

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Yes, I grade Dr. Lin 10. 10 11 and 12. Fantastic. I'm happy. I've been going there since 1998, and I've had nothing but top care by all your providers there. So I thank you.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    I feel fortunate to have Dr Lin available in our area

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Dr. Lin is very nice and very diplomatic. I trust her for my vision care.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Dr. Lin is a wonderful doctor. She is compassions, understanding, empathy, honesty, kindness and friendly.She tried to diagnosing a patient and figuring out the best way to treat them.

  • Nov 16, 2019

    I found that she was very friendly and attentive which led me to believe that she was very confident and because I was partially conscious during the surgery. I was able to hear her comments during the surgery and that reassured me that she was totally focused on the task that she was performing.

  • Nov 14, 2019

    Thank you for the god care

  • Nov 07, 2019

    Received great care from everyone during all my experience at Casey. The only glitch is that the amount of wait time (2 hrs. for this last visit) that was inordinately long. During that time, I saw several people for evaluation and waited up to 1/2 hour between each. Again, the care is great, the people are wonderful and extremely competent but we live in Central Oregon and travel time is a critical issue for us. 

  • Nov 07, 2019

    Dr. Lin is very personable and does and excellent job helping me with my issues.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Dr Lin is truly wonderful

  • Oct 31, 2019

    I have no problem at all with this provider. It's excellent and I'm very happy with the the service I get from this doctor.

  • Oct 26, 2019

    Yeah, Phoebe Lin is an excellent doctor. I've had her before and I actually would recommend her to anybody that has vision problems. And I am totally thrilled with how she handled me. OK, thank you.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Dr. Lin is personable and very competent

  • Oct 24, 2019

    For the most part, they are prompt, efficient, and always willing to help me understand everything

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Excellent, timely and very personal service.

  • Oct 03, 2019


  • Oct 03, 2019

    Dr.Lin was great. My issue with OHSU has to do with availability for scheduling and the various doctors that see and examine you during one visit. I understand it’s a teaching facility but it is difficult to get into the same doctor and it does take a while with the procedures with the additional doctors doing the same exam-EX: Three doctors have examined my retina repair at each of my many visits which is a bit uncomfortable.

  • Oct 03, 2019

    I'm very satisfied.

  • Sep 29, 2019

    Dr. Lin is phenomenal!

  • Sep 26, 2019

    She was clear and concise about my eye care, and answered questions I had. I felt taken care of.

  • Sep 21, 2019

    I've been seeing Dr. Lin for several years every six months. She's very thurl and very responsive to my questions. I think she would be a good opthamologist for anyone.

  • Sep 20, 2019

    Dr. Lynne is very caring and concerned with offering the best possible solution to my vision problems. She has a cheerful and upbeat attitude which reduces stress for patients like me who don't like doctor's offices.

  • Sep 20, 2019

    Waited 45 minutes after check in for my appointment. Appointment was for 10am and did not see anyone until 10:45.

  • Sep 17, 2019

    I have been seeing Dr Linn since my brain ANUERYSM ruptured in 2013. I have been helped tremendously by her with the injuries of my eyes while dealing with other disabilities of my body [Name] of my skull had been removed for a couple months then). She has been very helpful in my understanding the facts from before, now and in the future. I will always recommend Dr Linn above everyone else.Thank you [Name]

  • Sep 16, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Lin is extremely competent. She's fast, she's always on time. The best

  • Sep 14, 2019

    Always excellent

  • Sep 14, 2019

    Dr Lin is outstanding. She really knows her business, has great rapport with patients, and I can't say enough good about her. The rest of the employees are also wonderful to work with! All you guys always do an outstanding job!

  • Sep 14, 2019

    We love the Dr. Lin and her staff there, they treat us all with great care and have taken care of me exclusively well. I very much appreciate it. They saved my life.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Dr Lin helped restore my eyesight in my left eye. She has been monitoring it for any reoccurrence.

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Knowledgeable and caring. She provided opportunity after opportunity to ask questions and provided informative answers that helped me make a decision on my treatment plan

  • Aug 29, 2019


  • Aug 29, 2019

    Dr. Lin is next to being an angel. So kind, so professional and caring. At 86 I have been getting eye injections for more than five years and even though that is uncomfortable I always look forward to seeing dr. Lin. Just think, I can see !!!!!!

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Dr. Lin is amazing. She is so friendly and explains care in a easy way to understand. I appreciate her compassion and kindness to me.

  • Aug 29, 2019

    My husband and I absolutely love Dr.lin?? she takes her time and she's very nice and sweet

  • Aug 25, 2019

    I have, I have no problem at all. I've been very happy. Thank you.

  • Aug 22, 2019

    Dr.Lin was very professional and did a great job of explaining how a routine check up ended up involving lasering a hole in my retina. Went well and on my way.

  • Aug 22, 2019

    Dr. Lin is fantastic!!! I could not be happier with anyone else.

  • Aug 22, 2019

    Having an appointment first thing in the morning was great. They get super busy and late in the day is brutal

Make an Appointment

(503) 494-7891

Refer a Patient

Physician Advice and Referral Service

I see patients at