William Hills M.D., O.D.

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Faculty profile

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (561 Ratings, 229 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology


  • O.D., Pacific University, Forest Grove Oregon 1992
  • M.D., University of Nevada, Reno Nevada 2003
  • Residency:

    • Neurology, Oregon Health & Science University, 2007
  • Fellowship:

    • Neuro-ophthalmology, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, 2008 
  • Certifications:

    • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Dr. Hills received his B.S. in pre-medicine studies from the University of Nevada, Reno. He holds an O.D. from the Pacific University College of Optometry and an M.D. from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Hills completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. Research interests include using neuro-ophthalmic findings to differentiate between Parkinsons disease and progressive supranuclear palsy, and detecting neuro-ophthalmic visual field defects in patients with Alzheimer-type dementia.


  • English

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (561 Ratings, 229 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 22, 2019

    He was very thorough and very informative and he seemed very concerned about my issue, and willing to try to find a way to help clear it. Thank you.

  • Dec 19, 2019

    Dr. Hills is an amazing physician. I just wish all the doctors that we have had contact with during of medical time would be as conscientious, kind, thorough, knowledgeable and just wonderful is he is really been able to see him.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    I had a very positive experience with Dr. Hills explaining what my problem was, showing me my CAT scan of my brain and eye, the optic nerve and I've never had a doctor explain so well and, and be able to make me understand the problem and I would recommend him to anyone and I just really appreciated working with him.

  • Dec 17, 2019

    Great doctor and knowledgeable. Listened well and answered questions

  • Dec 17, 2019

    Casey Eye Institute is amazing. I would be blind today without my doctor and the technicians at Casey.

  • Dec 14, 2019

    Dr. Hills is very personable and easy to talk with. I have great confidence in his knowledge. I have been frustrated though with the wait time. My appointment time was 1:00 and I did not see Dr.Hills until 2:30. This is my second appointment with him and the same thing happened for my first appointment. He apologized and said he would rework his schedule so it was not so packed.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    I was actually pleased to have the appointment go as smoothly and quickly as it did. I was expecting a much longer time in the office. Everyone who helped me listened closely to what I shared and I really felt cared for.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    Dr. Hills is always aware of the whole patient. My elderly mother is experiencing many ailments, and he aims to investigate all her symptoms to find a solution that addresses as many as he can. he has referred her to other experts who can help with some of her other symptoms and I believe the level of her wellness at her advanced age can be credited to that care.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    Very nice, a very pleasant man, and I appreciated his time and the fact that he was very straight forward and took the time to explain what was going on and treated you like a person. So I appreciated that very much. Thank you.

  • Dec 11, 2019

    I have seen Dr. William Hills for several years and have nothing in total faith in his ability to treat my condition.

  • Dec 10, 2019

    The faculty member and the ophthalmology resident were both great. Friendly, good bed side manners

  • Dec 03, 2019

    Dr Hills and his staff were very attentive and had genuine, honest desire to attend to my issues. Joyce administered various tests professionally that made me comfortable. Then, Dr Pasco and Dr Lopez provided concise insight as to the process of evaluation. I have seen many doctors in the last few years. I can say without hesitation that Dr Hills is the best. He connected with me personally and informed me in detail how he evaluated my condition and how we are to move forward. Thank you everyone.

  • Nov 23, 2019

    I been seeing Dr. Hills for 4 to 5 years. I think he's awesome. He's very caring and and excuse me throw and I would definitely recommend him to anybody with eye issues.

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Dr. Hills was wonderful. He listened to what I had to say and answered my questions. He was genuinely interested in my wellbeing.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Dr. Hills was thorough, explained his reasoning in a way we could understand, and was personable. We felt comfortable with his care and the recommendations he made for us. He was also an impressive mentor to the resident working with him.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Dr. Hills, this is a very kind and compassionate and knowledgeable physician. I enjoyed my visits with him. And even though it was kind of a rough stretch for me in terms of my eyes, but he's very compassionate and I appreciated his concern and his, his knowledge. So it was it was very very beneficial for me and it helped a lot. Anyway, it was great. So, thanks. Thanks, Dr. Hill. Bye. Bye.

  • Nov 20, 2019

    Dr.Hills is my doctor (Kelly) and when our local ophthalmologists suggested my son see a optic nerve specialist I knew I wanted him to see Dr.Hills because I know and trust him as I have been a patient for the last 7 years. He is kind, honest and easy to speak with. I always have a clear understanding of what the plan is and why for my health concerns and condition when I leave and that always makes me feel comfortable and knowledgeable to make best choice for my health, and the health of my son.

  • Nov 17, 2019

    Dr. Hills was very friendly and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend them.

  • Nov 17, 2019

    Dr. Hills was excellent. He explained everything well and spent. Significant amount of time helping us understand the disease process and our options for care.

  • Nov 14, 2019

    This provider was absolutely fantastic! I have seen many doctors with all my health issues and by far the greatest bedside manner, very caring, made me feel validated and that I was more than just another appointment on his schedule. He went above and beyond to make sure I understood what is happening in my body and showed me the imaging and what he saw. On time. Very very amazing

  • Nov 13, 2019

    I was quickly seen and was very pleased with Dr. Hill's interest, concern and friendly demeanor. He asked many questions and was genuinely interested in my answers. Dr.Hill also readily shared test results and explained their implications.

  • Nov 11, 2019

    MRI technologist very helpfulTeam at Neuro-oncology excellentTeam at Neuro-ophthalmology excellent

  • Nov 08, 2019

    excellent physician.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    I was very impressed with Dr. Hills felt he spent the time with me was extremely benefiting in my understanding of what my problem might be. Taking the extra time in finding out my situation.

  • Nov 05, 2019

    Dr. Hills asks thoughtful questions and then listens to answers and follows up with more questions if needed. His questions are not only the 'check the box' sorts, they encourage true dialogue. Going to a Neuro-ophthalmologist is frightening. I left feeling informed and affirmed...and reassured. That is powerful medicine.

  • Nov 02, 2019

    Dr. Hills is the most compassionate, skilled, empathetic, and caring doctor I ever seen. He diagnosed me finally after 2 months of seeing other providers and I'm so relieved now to be in his care and I will be forever grateful to him.

  • Oct 29, 2019

    Dr William Hill and his staff are extremely professional, prompt and courteous. My visit was perfect.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Dr. Hills is a very caring physician. He explains everything in language I understand and he presents himself that he really cares about his patients. Thank you.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Awesome and educational

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Informative, knowledgeable, concerned. Ordered the proper testing. Communicated testing appropriately.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Dr. William Hills is amazing him, and him his staff are all very kind, and informative, and answered all my questions, and made me feel comfortable during my appointment and I would highly recommend them to anybody. I can't say enough good things about them. Thank you so much. Bye.

  • Oct 20, 2019

    He is the Kindest Doctor Ever ! I Have been fighting some Deficits from a Stroke and Brain Tumor. I have issues with new information making sense to me and ask a lot of questions, sometimes more then once and that can be quite taxing on many professionals. Not Him, he was Awesome. He Explained in Detail the many issues I have With My Eyes and how they are effected by my Brain Tumor. He done that very very well. I can easily Explain and repeat all of those details to my family & Friends with full understanding. He is an Amazing Doctor !! He was Kind, Patient , Caring , Understanding and very genuine Medical Professional, I Strongly Believe That. I will always highly Recommend Him and of Corse Casey Eye institute at OHSU. Thank You for the Excellent Patient care.

  • Oct 20, 2019

    Well, I've had my share of doctors in my life like way too many, I probably would be a little very very best very thorough. Very very easy to understand and was very pleasant to be around I couldn't recommend him higher.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Dr. Hills took his time to explain the tests and results. He answered all our questions thoroughly and talked with us until we felt like we understood the results and next steps. A wonderful experience. A great doctor.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    It was wonderful!

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Dr. Hills is pleasant, professional, very thorough, listens well. I really feel like he offers everything that a doctor should. Thank you.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    I find Dr. Hills knowledgeable and very engaging and he made me extremely comfortable in the exam.

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Long wait, but very good once he got to us

  • Oct 15, 2019


  • Oct 08, 2019

    Dr Hills was thorough, informative and friendly. I never felt rushed as I often feel with other doctors.

  • Oct 07, 2019

    Dr. Hills greeted me in waiting area since [Name] was ill. It was nice to have him do this.As usual, my appointment with Dr. Hills was positive.

  • Oct 04, 2019

    Very professional and caring

  • Oct 03, 2019

    I had such a wonderful wonderful visit with Dr. Hills - he's the best. He made me feel like I was someone that really needed help and knowing that after my evaluation from him, I walked out there knowing that the evaluation that he gave me was right. He also enjoyed talking with me on my level, and also both of my doctors - I highly recommend them. So I'd like to say he's the best, I enjoyed him very much.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Always encouraging, always listens, and I can always trust he gives his very best.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Dr. Hills is always amazing and all of the staff as well. Our daughter always feels comfortable and we feel our every concern is taken care of.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Dr. Hills is simply the best. I travel a long way just to see him.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Dr. Hills was very personable and listened carefully to everything I said. He explained results and images so that they were understandable.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Extremely professional listens to the patient cares about the patient and make sure the patient understands information. Listens and give super feedback. Very great.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Dr Hills is the best doctor I have ever been to. He CARES about people and wants to make a positive difference in their lives. His staff is amazing and so helpful. I just can't say enough about everyone there. Dr Hills takes the time to cover everything and answer any questions. I have told everyone I know about him and will continue to do so. I'm very grateful to him and his staff. He deserves an award for Dr of the year. They don't make em like him anymore.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    I felt as though he and the resident were extremely prepared for my visit - had read through my file and info from my other docs before I got there. I really appreciated the thorough explanation I received from Dr. Hills of my MRI results. It helped me understand my anatomy and eased my mind about some of the comments in the report on my brain MRI. Dr. Hills was a really nice person, too! And, I liked having the resident and a medical student involved in the discussion.

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