Richard Stutzman M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.6 out of 5 (669 Ratings, 203 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Corneal and External Diseases
  • Laser Vision Correction/Lasik


  • B.S., Siena College, Loudonville New York 1988
  • M.D., Albany Medical College, Albany New York 1992
  • Internship:

    • Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Internal Medicine (1992 – 1993)
  • Residency:

    • Walter Reed Army Medical Center (1995 – 1998)
  • Fellowship:

    • Cornea & External Diseases, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University (2001-2002)
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology


Dr. Richard Stutzman is a specialist in cornea and external diseases and his clinical interests include refractive surgery (PRK and LASIK). His research interests include international ophthalmology, ocular trauma and laser refractive surgery.

Dr. Stutzman earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College before completing his residency in ophthalmology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He continued his training by completing his fellowship in cornea and external diseases at Wilmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Stutzman is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Society of Military Ophthalmologists.

A native of New York, Dr. Stutzman is a retired military ophthalmologist who enjoys running, cooking, good food, and outdoor adventure with his family.

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Patient Ratings

4.6 out of 5 (669 Ratings, 203 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

  • Jan 01, 2020


  • Dec 31, 2019

    Dr Stutzman and his team treated me as family, before ,during and after my eye surgery. Explained what he was hoping to accomplish, what happened during surgery and the road map for future procedures. I could not have any more confidence in a medical provider than I have in Dr. Stutzman

  • Dec 29, 2019

    Always on time or early

  • Dec 27, 2019

    Expert analysis of my cornea status. Will follow his recommendations for treatment of condition. Will visit w/ Dr McTyier @ Vancouver Vision to recheck fit & use of contact lens in right eye. Look forward to return visit in 6 months.

  • Dec 27, 2019

    answers all my questions, nice and friendly. a good overall experience.

  • Dec 23, 2019

    Very happy with the care I've received so far from the entire staff!

  • Dec 21, 2019

    Dr Stutzman is kind and very accommodating.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    Dr. Stutzman is very thorough and answers all questions and concerns in a caring and helpful way.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    Extremely patient.

  • Dec 11, 2019

    Dr. Stutzman is very professional and approachable in helping me through this issue with ocular shingles. I have confidence in him and in regaining better sight.

  • Dec 09, 2019

    I thought he was excellent.

  • Dec 07, 2019

    Dr Stutzman was kind & knowledgeable. He was reassuring when talking to me about my concerns.

  • Dec 07, 2019

    As always, very thorough and addressed all of my concerns. The Cornea department was short staffed and there were LOTS of patients waiting, but he still took all the time I needed for him to answer questions.I felt valued and that he sincerely cares about my issues. I could not get through this without him!!

  • Dec 07, 2019

    Very easy to talk with, paid close,attention to what I wanted and needed.

  • Dec 05, 2019

    Dr. Stutzman fit me into his schedule at the last minute which is amazing. I had injured my eye. He took more than enough time to examine my eye and explain the damage and to outline a treatment process. He had a full schedule but still gave me the attention needed to reassure me.

  • Dec 04, 2019

    Perfect. Clear explanations of current situation, possible progression, and mitigating action options. Personable, not rushed practitioners. Thank you.

  • Nov 27, 2019

    Did not receive summary of visit

  • Nov 26, 2019

    Great customer service and bedside manner

  • Nov 16, 2019

    He uses a lot of medical terminology and speaks quickly. I work in healthcare but still have to ask him to explain in more clear language. I appreciate his expertise.

  • Nov 13, 2019

    He seems to care about his patience

  • Nov 13, 2019

    ' very personable and conscientious. Patients feel like individuals not cattle.

  • Nov 13, 2019

    I'm happy with everything what doing with the me so I don't have any complains. , they do a really good job, and that's all I can say. Thank you.

  • Nov 09, 2019

    He is very kind and seems to care.

  • Nov 08, 2019

    I had a really great experience with the doctor at the assistance and the different tests that I had went. The great disappointing came two days later after I left the facility, and I was told I can't schedule my surgery until April. I really can't wait that long, my condition is really bad. Have a better plan for that and have times available for people for surgery.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    The experience was very good. He explained all the results of my exam in a clear and understandable manner.

  • Nov 06, 2019

    Very good. Felt comfortable and informed about my condition.

  • Nov 06, 2019

    Dr. Stutesman was very patient with me, I appreciated his expertise.

  • Nov 06, 2019

    Listened to my concerns attentively and provided realistic solutions.

  • Nov 02, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Stutzman was a very good doctor. He walked in the door and introduced himself to me and (INAUIDBLE) Don't remember his name, but he was very thorough with me. Checked my eyes, he did everything he did everything, you know, like he was supposed to and it was great. I think he's a great doctor. I would recommend him to my family and friends. Absolutely. Thank you.

  • Nov 01, 2019

    The experience with the provider was fine, and no problem. The eye test that I was given before that, though, I felt pressured to make decisions faster than I was ready to make them and I didn't appreciate that. That's all.

  • Oct 31, 2019


  • Oct 30, 2019

    My provider was obviously knowledgeable and willing to take the time to answer questions and explain findings and treatment options.I felt I was treated with respect.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    Yesterday it was my second appointment with Dr. Stutzman. I like him very much, even thou, he was a little bit in hurry yesterday. My appointment was at 2pm, and I saw him shortly after 3pm. Actually, had to go and remind the nice lady behind the desk that I am still waiting. It seemed the patience who came after me were seeing their doctors before me. That part of my appointment I didn't like or appreciated. I hope you will find some solutions in regulating the appointments so they can run smoothly. Thank you.

  • Oct 23, 2019

    He is wonderful, kind, warm and so easy to talk to

  • Oct 23, 2019

    Excellent professional with a human touch. He is extremely thorough and explains everything clearly to his patients. Also, patients do not feel rushed - it is as if you are his only concern.

  • Oct 19, 2019


  • Oct 17, 2019

    Always professional. I had a long wait time of 50 min to be called back for this appointment.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Provider was courteous and explained the exam thoughly

  • Oct 16, 2019

    I feel fortunate enough to have Dr. Strutzman as my physician for about a year and I couldn't be happier with him. He is very knowledgeable, very thorough, always answers all of my questions, very rigorously, and has a lot of patients, and I'm very happy to be seen by him. I'm very fortunate and I thank OHSU.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Very pleasent and very well informed about cataract surgery

  • Oct 14, 2019

    All I've experienced has been great. No complaints.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Yes, my experience was good until my second post op visit on October 11th in which I was told to arrive at around 2 p.m. for a 2:10 appointment. At 3:15. I had still not been seen by the doctor and I told them that I was going to have to leave. And so they got somebody else to see me, but that amount of weight time to me was very unacceptable.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    On time, answered questions,

  • Sep 21, 2019

    The doctor seems great but they were almost two hours behind schedule again. It’s very disrespectful to clients, to me. My time has value.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Extremely friendly helpful staff!Took the extra time to ensure I understood procedure and I was getting the best care.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    knowlegable, gives you confidence in the care that is being provided, spends adequate time answering questions.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    Always professional and at the same time, friendly

  • Sep 18, 2019

    He is patient ,answers questions to whatever concerns you have.

  • Sep 05, 2019

    It was positive

  • Sep 04, 2019

    Always a pleasure to see my doctor. Very knowledgeable and informative. Always treats me well and caring of this long process, But he makes me feel like I am not alone! thank you very much to everyone.

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