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Kerry B. Hagen, MD

Cornea and External Disease
Dry Eye Specialist and Director EyeHealth Dry Eye Center of Excellence
Laser Vision Correction: LASIK, Advanced Epi-PRK
Advanced Cataract Surgery
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

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Kerry B. Hagen, MD“I believe in respecting and valuing all of our patients. I want to provide the best ophthalmic care that Eye Health Northwest can provide and offer this consistently.”

Dr. Hagen joined the staff of Eye Health Northwest in 1993. He is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a specialty in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery. “I was drawn to this practice area because I like people, science and working with my hands.” He combines his natural talents with a straightforward and thoughtful approach to bring his patients the best care possible.

Dr. Hagen appreciates how ophthalmology combines technological advances, micro-surgery and high patient satisfaction in one area of medicine. “There is so much innovation technologically and clinically in ophthalmology that there are always new and interesting things to learn and adapt into practice that are helpful for patient outcomes and care.”

July 2010—Dr. Kerry Hagen was among an international faculty of volunteers that recently traveled to Hue, Vietnam to lecture and instruct eye surgical techniques to Vietnamese ophthalmologists.

Over 400 Vietnamese eye surgeons from Ho Chi Minh City (saigon), Hanoi, Da Nang, and other parts of the country came to learn from 30 leading specialist from around the world. The international humanitarian eye care and training expeditiions are sponsored by the non-profit Hawaiin Eye Foundation, providing eye health care, surgery and instruction for over 25 years.

Dr. Hagen and his fellow faculty members traveled to Vietnam at their own expense to donate their time. "We are really doing this for the patients of our Vietnamese colleagues. They are the ones who benefit from the enhanced skills we impart to their surgeons." Overall, training was provided in modern treatment of cataracts and intraocular lenses, laser, corneal, retinal and ocular reconstructive surgery, as well as, glaucoma diagnonsis and treatment.

To learn more about our Community and Charitable Eye Care click here or for more information about the non-profit sight saving work of the Hawaiin Eye Foundation, see www.hawaiianeyefoundation.org

The patient’s best interest is always at the forefront of Dr. Hagen’s mind, and he understands that an empathic nature is critical in helping people. “I have been at EHNW for quite some time, and I have grown very fond of my patients.” In his pursuit of the best service for his patients, he demands excellence from himself and his staff. “Competence is essential. It means that you have a mastery of your particular field and you perform the duties of that field at a very high level through skill and hard work.”

In 2006, Dr. Hagen was one of several doctors invited to Mongolia by Health for Humanity to teach local doctors new techniques. Mongolia has a shortage of trained ophthalmologists. Because of the apprentice model for training doctors, the ophthalmologists that do exist there are often trained by the same doctor. Therefore, there is limited exposure to different techniques and training. Dr. Hagen found this trip very rewarding and looks forward to more opportunities to help on this level.

Dr. Hagen works with tremendous focus and dedication, but he values his down time too. He and his wife, Kelly, share many interests, including the same profession. When they are not working, they love to stay active and travel. Often, their trips combine these two passions. Part of what he enjoys most about his trips is the ability to heighten his senses in a new environment–every moment feels memorable because of its unfamiliarity. “When I travel, I do a fair amount of street photography. It’s creative, and it gets me in close touch with the country or area that I’m in and helps me focus my mind in the environment around me.”

The Northwest is an ideal place for Dr. Hagen since he prefers a little rain to endless days of sun. This reflects the part of him that appreciates nuanced beauty and variety. His taste in literature favors the poetic and succinct style of Hemingway. For him, less is often more. This may explain his attraction to fly fishing as well.“Fly fishing puts me on a river with the water rushing. These rivers are some of the most beautiful places in the world. For me, being there is reason enough.”


BORN: September 10, 1958
Reno, NV
BUSINESS ADDRESS: EyeHealth Northwest
1955 N.W. Northrup
Portland, OR 97209
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King City, OR 97224
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Undergraduate: Pacific Union College
Angwin, CA
September 1976 - June 1980, Degree: B.S.-Biophysics
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Medical School: Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA
July 1980 - June 1984, Degree: MD
Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Member
Internship: Legacy Emanuel Hospital
Portland, OR
June 1984 - June 1985, Transitional Internship
Residency: Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA
July 1985 - June 1988, Ophthalmology Residency
Fellowship: Moorfields Eye Hospital
London, England
January 1990 - July 1990, Cornea and External Disease Fellowship

Emory University
Atlanta, GA
August 1990 - June 1991, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship

LICENSURE: Oregon Board of Medical Examiners MD18505, 1993
Medical Board of California G 55427, 1985
CERTIFICATION: Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners, June 1985
American Board of Ophthalmology, May 1990
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, OR
Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Private Practice, EyeHealth Northwest (formerly Oregon Medical Eye Clinic)
1993 - Present

Director, Section of Ophthalmology
San Bernardino County Medical Center
San Bernardino, CA
April 1991 - July 1993

Private Practice, Spokane Eye Clinic
Spokane, WA
March 1989 - February 1991

Private Practice, Eye Care, Inc.
Spokane, WA
July 1988 - March 1989

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENS: Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology
Oregon Health Sciences University
1993 - Present

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Loma Linda University
1991 - 1993

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: American Academy of Ophthalmology
International Society of Refractive Surgeons
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
Oregon Medical Association
Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Hagen KB, Maloney RK: Virus transmission in the excimer laser plume.
Accepted for publication Amer J Opth., January 1997 Hagen KB, Johnson-Wint-Win 6, Waring G: Progressive nonulcerative keratolysis associated with Corneal metalloproteinases. Accepted for publication January 1997, Cornea Waring GO, O’Connell MA, Maloney RK, Hagen KB, Brint SF, Durrie DS, Gordon M, Steinert RF: Photorefractive keratectomy for myopia using 4.5 millimeter ablation zone. J Refract Surg 1995. May-June 1(3):170-180.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS CONT.: Seal DV, Wright P, Ficker L, Hagen KB, Troski M, Menday P: Placebo Controlled Trial of Fusidic Acid Gel and Oxytetracycline for Blepharitis and Rosacea. Br J Ophthalmol 1995; 79: 42-45.

Hanna KD, Hayward JM, Hagen KB, Simon G, Parel JM, Waring GO: Keratotomy for Astigmatisim using and Arcuate Keratome. Arch Ophthalmol 1993; 111:998-1004

Gailitis RP, Patterson SW, Samuels MA, Hagen KB, Ren Q, Waring GO: Comparison of laser phacoevaporation using the ER-YAG and the ER-YSGG laser. Arch Ophthalmol 1993; 111:697-700

Maloney R, Friedman M, Harmon T, Hayward M, Hagen KB, Gailitis R, Waring G A prototype erodible mask delivery system for the excimer laser. Ophthal 1993; 100:542-549

Hagen KB, Johnson-Wint B, Waring G: Keratolysis and MMP-1/MMP-3. Presented at the APC conference, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA February 7, 1993

Hagen KB, Kim EK, Waring GO: Comparison of excimer laser rnyopic keratomilausis with BKS myopic keratomiieusis in cadaver eyes. Ref Corneal Surg 1993; 9:36-41

Maloney R, Hagen KB, Brint S, Caldwell O, Durrie D, Gordon M, Puliafito C, Steinert R, Wagin GO: Refractive and visual results of excimer laser photo- refractive keratectomy for myopia 9 month after surgery. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci (suppi) 1992

Gailitis R, Patterson S, Samuels M, Hagen KB, Ren Q, Waring GO: Comparison of laser phacoablation using the Er:YAG and the Er:YSGG laser. Presented at the OE-Laser conference, January 1992

Maloney RK, Friedman M, Harmon T, Hayward M, Hagen KB, Gailitis R, Waring GO: A prototype ablatable mask delivery system for the excimer laser. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci (suppi) 1991; 32:722

Hagen KB, Chan CK, Wessels IF: Valsalva Hemorrhagic Retinopathy and Diving. Presented at Loma Linda University Research Forum, April 1988

Markoff DK, McNeill J, Wessels IF, Hagen KB: The Corneal Triple Procedure. Loma Linda University Experience and Results. Poster Presentation at Alumni Post-Graduate Convention. March 1988

Hagen KB, McNeill J: Determination of Intraocular Lens Power in Corneal Triple Procedures. Presented at Loma Linda University Research Forum, April 1987

Hagen KB: Itchy Eyes. Inland Pediatrics 1987; 17:4

PROJECTS: Coordinator, Excimer photorefractive keratectomy clinical trial IIb.
Emory University, 1990-1991

Investigator in IRB study of Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis at Oregon Health Sciences University

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