Phoebe Lin M.D., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (593 Ratings, 189 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.

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Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (593 Ratings, 189 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

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Excellent, timely and very personal service.

  • Oct 03, 2019


  • 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 20, 2019

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

  • 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 13, 2019

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

  • Aug 29, 2019


  • 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

  • Aug 15, 2019

    Dr Lin provided me with thorough care, answered my questions, and gave me treatment options.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    Great care

  • Aug 15, 2019

    She's very thorough, and answered all my questions, she even came back and talk to me after she was done doing something else. I waited a long time, but she came back and talk to me more about my eyes. She's very thorough, she's to very efficient. She's a little bit quick because she has some else to do she just starts to run away, but she never used to do that. But she must have an awful lot of patients.

  • Aug 10, 2019

    Yes, my experience was awesome there at always has been I've been going there for three four years for a special study and the staff is awesome. And Dr. Phoebe Snow is great and everybody just friendly and really helps out. Great, I give him a 10.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Dr. Lin is always friendly and caring.

  • Aug 08, 2019

    Very good this tjme

  • Aug 08, 2019

    I trust this provider to care for my unique eye condition

  • Aug 02, 2019

    Outstanding in every way!

  • Aug 01, 2019

    Clear and thoughtful in letting me know the details of my eye exam

  • Jul 31, 2019

    The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly Dr. Lynn is the greatest without her I would not have sight in my right eye

  • Jul 28, 2019

    Extremely pleased

  • Jul 24, 2019

    She is the expert in treatment of uveitis. I would recommend her for those with that medical issue.

  • Jul 22, 2019

    I just want to say that I'm feel very blessed to have Dr. Lin guiding the situation in my eyes. He is an excellent doctor, compassionate human being and very respective of her patients, and I really, she just is a blessing to me. Thank you.

  • Jul 21, 2019

    Dr. Lin has been my retinologist since September, 2017. She has kept me from going blind. I owe her so very much!

  • Jul 19, 2019

    I felt confident, reassured and cared about by her and everyone I saw

  • Jul 18, 2019

    Dr. Lin is professional, confident and well educated. She is a great communicator with a wonderful warm personality which makes interacting with her a joy and very beneficial.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    Dr. Lin was very knowledgeable, efficient and thorough in her examination. I felt confident in her abilities as a doctor and was seen quickly. However, it did feel like she was irritated that I had come in when she discovered I was not having a retinal emergency as I had thought I was. She was rushed and impatient in answering my questions and telling me her diagnosis. I left feeling embarrassed and like I had wasted her time.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    She’s the best!

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Dr Lin is very, very knowledgeable about her specialty, uveitis. She explained to me in an understandable manner my condition, its cause, and my treatment options.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    Very grateful.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    After a 90-minute wait, I was provided approximately 10 minutes of unproductive time. Dr. Lin did not review my chart for recent changes in meds, nor was she aware of a recent hospitalization. She suggested I change Clinic providers if I found the 90-minute wait burdensome....a wholly unprofessional response, in my opinion.I'm instructing my insurance provider to refuse payment for this visit.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    I've always had a good experience at OHSU and Casey Eye. Dr. Lin and her team are prompt and professional.

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Dr. Lin is a kind, considerate, well educated doctor who I would recommend to anyone.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Always friendly, professional and caring.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Dr Lin and her staff have been great. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and they make sure I don't leave with any questions.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Brilliant healthcare

  • Apr 07, 2019

    Dr. Lin was very caring, and very knowledgeable, and very helpful in my care, and I would highly recommend her to anyone that needed eye surgery.

  • Apr 04, 2019

    Very informative and professional.

  • Apr 01, 2019

    I'm the significant other of [Name] and she asked me to convey that Dr. Lin was the consummate expert not only in the surgery but in the after care in the explaining everything and making her feel comfortable and just being everything that a professional could be.

  • Apr 01, 2019

    Dr. Lin is an outstanding doctor and the entire support team, including Dr. Troy, were very helpful. Dr. Lin was very professional, direct, candid before, during and after my surgery. She's an excellent doctor and regard her very, very highly.

  • Mar 30, 2019

    I think Phoebe Lin is the best retina surgeon in the Pacific Northwest. She obviously cares about her patients and I would highly recommend her to anyone that's having a problem with the retina. Thank you.

  • Mar 30, 2019

    I'm very happy with this doctor, she's doing an excellent job and couldn't get better care anywhere else. Thank you.

  • Mar 29, 2019

    It was a routine followup and it went soothly. There was an; understandable delay at one point. Dr Lin apologized; apology accepted.I think she spent extra time with the prior patient and that is good.

  • Mar 28, 2019

    I really like the Dr Lin

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