Phoebe Lin M.D., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

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4.8 out of 5 (521 Ratings, 170 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

4.8 out of 5 (521 Ratings, 170 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

  • 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

  • Mar 28, 2019

    I love my son's provider, I am so sick of waiting at least an hour before I am even seen.

  • Mar 28, 2019

    I liked the service as it was very kind and also very timely. That's what I liked.

  • Mar 23, 2019

    We receive a quality of 100% percent with the doctor.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    Dr Lin is very knowledgeable and has good communication skills. I appreciate her listening to me and being thorough.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    I am extremely happy with Doctor Phoebe Lin, MD, PhD She is wonderful, having completed emergency surgery to repair my detached retina at the spur of the moment late one Friday evening, of a 3 day holiday weekend, that was successful!!! February 27, 2019 was another follow-up visit to make sure all is rehabbing well. Dr. Lin is an expert doctor/surgeon and has a great personality & "bed-side manner". I (and my wife who accompanies me) could not be happier with any other doctor! Dr. Lin is surly "A KEEPER" for OHSU!!!

  • Feb 26, 2019

    Yeah, she was very professional went out of her way to accommodate my schedule to follow up on the surgery that I have. So I would highly recommend this lady. She was very professional and just very good with me as a patient.

  • Feb 26, 2019

    Dr. Lin has been professional has been friendly polite fun. And an excellent provider the whole office staff and fact that Casey Eye Institute is been great for my over a year. I've been going there and have never had a complaint whatsoever there good folks and good doctors.

  • Feb 26, 2019

    Dr. Lin has been absolutely fantastic both from a technical standpoint and from a bedside manner for the patient standpoint. We could not be happier with her and her staff.

  • Feb 25, 2019

    I saw Dr. Phoebe Lin for a semi-annual opthamology examination. I have had previous laser and cryo surgeries in both eyes, and was very concerned to find a retinal specialist in Portland (I moved here from Maryland six months ago.) Dr. Lin was delightful to engage with and conducted a thorough examination of my eyes, referring me to a cataract surgeon at Casey at my request. I am confident that I will receive the best possible care with Dr. Lin.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Always on time which is important to us. Very knowledgeable and readily answers all our questions.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Everyone is very supportive. Dr Lin really cares about the patient a d it really shows

  • Feb 17, 2019

    Excellent compassionate care

  • Feb 17, 2019

    Great as always

  • Feb 12, 2019

    Follow up visit after eye surgery. All went well.

  • Feb 11, 2019

    Dr. Lin was very patient and was willing to take time and explain things and made me feel very comfortable with my experience with her and was very good evening.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Dr Lin is very compassionate and knowledgeable about my eye condition. She also has a very good “bedside manner” while at the same time being direct. I have confidence in her treatment plan.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    I'm extremely happy with Dr. Lin. She's quite knowledgeable, and she keeps me informed with my progress with macular degeneration, and I look forward to seeing her from appointment to appointment. She's really, really talented and I appreciate it. She gives me good insight in what I can expect and not knowing where I'm headed, but she does a very good job. I'm more than pleased.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Yes, I'm very happy with Dr. Lin up at the Casey Eye Institute. I've been up there about 7 times now, and...and I've been very happy with the service.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Hi, Phoebe Lin is a very good (INAUDIBLE) just very thorough and very nice to answer all my questions you when I called back ask another question. She was going to answer another question. First out of the other doctors are very good, too. I'm happy with Phoebe Lin.

  • Feb 02, 2019

    Dr. Lin is a phenomenal physician.

  • Feb 02, 2019

    Dr. Lin was very patient with me. She gave me hope that I will get through this on through the procedure. I was pleased with all the information I received. I was proceed please with the care of everyone I dealt with at Casey Eye Clinic.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    I have a very good experience with Dr. Lin. I don't have a problem with Dr. Lin herself, but I have a problem with the set up at OHSU becuase they moved all the clinical to Wednesday, and couldn't be done in 45 minutes or longer, takes 3 and a half, and its very very nerve wracking to sit there in different room every 15 minutes, 1 hour, 45 minutes, and wait. So that's my problem at OHSU.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Doctor extremely competent, but gives very rushed feeling

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