Thomas S. Hwang M.D.

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Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (1251 Ratings, 375 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retina and Vitreous Disease
  • Retina Surgery


  • B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts 1995
  • M.D., University of California, San Diego, La Jolla California 1999
  • Internship:

    • UC San Diego
  • Residency:

    • Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University
  • Fellowship:

    • Vitreoretinal surgery, Casey Eye Institute, OHSU
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology
    • Clinical Informatics, American Board of Preventive Medicine


Dr. Hwang specializes in retinal disease and vitreoretinal surgery. He received his M.D. from the University of California, San Diego, and completed a residency in ophthalmology at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University. He completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Casey Eye Institute, OHSU. His clinical and research interests include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and ocular trauma.


  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (1251 Ratings, 375 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 17, 2019

    Very professional and informative. Casey retinal service is the best.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Well, it was excellent. I trust him. Thank you.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Dr. Hwang is completely professional and forthright and honest.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Very good will continue monthly

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Everything went well as it usually does.

  • Oct 03, 2019

    The appointment started on time. The doctor listed and answered our questions.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    He is caring, thorough, explains medical condition in terms you can understand and is more than willing to answer any questions.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    great company and come from Alaska every thance I can to get shots

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Quality care

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Love the staff and the care and compassion they exhibit.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    excellent, explained everything, answered all questions

  • Sep 26, 2019

    I am very comfortable with the doctor because he has treated me very slowly, very excellently. Thank you very much

  • Sep 15, 2019

    Dr. Hwang was an excellent physician. He is very patient, thorough and informative. I had an excellent experience.

  • Sep 14, 2019

    He was very thoughtful, very kind and very good. I have been very well pleased with my treatments there.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    They saved my eyesight!

  • Sep 09, 2019

    Very positive experience with all members of the staff. Very congenial, helpful and informative.

  • Sep 05, 2019

    He is always great!

  • Sep 05, 2019

    Typical which is always professional on on time

  • Aug 30, 2019

    Professional, pleasant, and helpful, as usual.

  • Aug 30, 2019

    The doctor is always caring and knowledgeable about my case.

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Dr. Hwang is a wonderful eye doctor and I chose him specifically and he is very good. I go to him once a month and he's excellent.

  • Aug 29, 2019


  • Aug 29, 2019

    pleasant experience not like some offices

  • Aug 29, 2019

    excellent experience

  • Aug 20, 2019

    Yes, this is [Name] and and Dr. Hwang at the highest professional level. It comes to treating a patient with skill and kindness. I would highly recommend anyone. No problem come and visit them. And make you feel comfortable and they make you feel secure and what they're doing. As a great staff and an excellent doctor, you're lucky to have them.

  • Aug 19, 2019

    Dr. Hwang is an excellent physician. He answers my questions in a clear and understable way. He treats his patients with respect.

  • Aug 18, 2019

    He is knowledgeable and caring.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    I was thrilled that I could get an appointment so quickly. the office is very professional and warm and kind. love the staff. Dr Hwang is great and explained everything in detail. So happy that you have an office in Vancouver!!!!

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Been helpful to my dad and he's very good, very great provider. We understand him a lot and talk with me my dad. I appreciate it. Thank you.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Dr. Hwang is very professional. He asAnswered our questions

  • Aug 08, 2019

    Honest got to the pointFaster exam then at other clinics

  • Aug 08, 2019

    I want to thank you because I had very good service, they treated me very well and very patient with me. All the services they gave me for my eyes and everything and I am very grateful. Thank you very much.

  • Aug 04, 2019

    Skilled practitioner in managing my macular degeneration. Keeps me informed. Takes the time to use multiple screening to gain an accurate assessment of my condition

  • Aug 01, 2019

    Everyone is extremely efficient and kind.

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Everyone in the office and the MD were all wonderful

  • Jul 25, 2019

    Very friendly and informative. Was very well versed on my case.

  • Jul 25, 2019

    I was very pleased with the staff as well as with the Dr. While visiting again I will we sure to use your services again.

  • Jul 24, 2019


  • Jul 24, 2019

    Have been seeing Dr. Whang for years, since 90's he is an excellent Dr.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    Dr Huang is excellent!

  • Jul 18, 2019

    Really is meeting my needs.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    He seems quite knowledgeable and he is kind and helpful when I as questions.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    Dr. Hwang is one of the most fantastic doctors I've ever been to. He is kind, he's concerned. He helps, he listens instead of just talking. He's just a very good man, and he has brought my vision back so far that I'm so thankful for finding him. Thank you guys.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Yes, I felt that everybody with exceptional. Everybody was welcoming and very, very nice. However, I was there for 2 1/2 hours, and I.. I think that's a bit long and I realize there's emergencies, but I don't think there was any in this case. I would say it's pretty hard to plan any kind of other appointments when you're not sure how long you're going to be there, and I think probably 2 1/2 hours was a bit long. So... but thank you. Everybody was very pleasant and my doc... I like Dr. Hwang very much and his assistant doctor was... explained things beautifully. Thank you.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    The whole experience going into your office in Vancouver is excellent. The people that take care of you and get you in to take the photos and everything. And and do do a preliminary exams, they're on time. You don't have to wait around on long time to see the doctor. Dr. Hwang is wonderful his absolute wonderful doctor. I can't think, this is the ideal type of experience going in to see a medical provider. Just absolutely the best. I can't think of anything better to say. Wonderful doctor, wonderful staff *

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Dr. Hwang is a great ophthalmologist. He conducted a procedure on my eye and my latest visit was for a follow up. Good improvement. He communicates the problems in detail and makes it easy to understand. I am very happy with all of the doctors I've been treated by and Dr. Hwang is among them.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    Everyone is very nice but the scheduling is such as to make very long waiting time to see the Doctor. This is not a new thing as it has been that way for years.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    He was careful, took time to review the chart & listen to our recent history, and explained what he wanted to do & why, and then explained the procedure before/during it.

  • Jul 06, 2019

    He was very calm. He made me feel assured. He acted like he knew what he was doing. He explained everything. I liked them. He was a good guy. OHSU on the other hand, ehhhhhhh.

  • Jul 04, 2019

    All were very nice and polite. The time here was very good and everyone was very interested in me and why I was there.