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Aazy A. Aaby, MD

Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialist
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

Click here to read about Dr. Aaby's Education

"I really do care about people. I knock myself out for my patients--even if it is down to one refraction, I want it to be best glasses the patient has ever had."

Dr. Aaby practices comprehensive ophthalmology and is the pediatric specialist at the NW site of EHNW. He really enjoys children because they are "fresh, fun and filled with potential". His pediatric patients enjoy him in return because he knows how to relate on their level. His adult patients also like him because they know he is kind, funny and dedicated to giving the best care possible.

Dr. Aaby invests in every detail of a patient's care. "I try to do the best I can even for the small things. Just because a technician can perform the task that I am doing does not mean that I give it any less attention." He knows that the best treatment requires that each step of a process is completed with the same care and quality of surgery. "I do not think that I have ever done any single great thing. But I try to do a lot of little things very well."

Personalized service is another component of Dr. Aaby's practice. For example, he phones his patients before and after surgery to make sure they get home okay and are feeling alright. "It's just what I do."  He frequently receives letters thanking him for the special attention that he gives each person.

Like many of the EHNW doctors, Dr. Aaby has been a leader in maintaining the highest quality in the medical profession. From 1997-2002, he served on the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Practice of Ophthalmology Advisory Committee for Education. Since 2002, he has been a faculty member in the Basic and Clinical Science Course textbook series. He authored four chapters in the 2008-09 edition. The BCSC is an essential resource for all ophthalmologists in their daily practice.

EHNW doctors believe in medical volunteerism and serving the neediest. In 1990 and 1992, Dr. Aaby traveled with Dr. Fonken to Romania to perform strabismus surgery-correction of wandering or crossed-eyes. This surgery gave the orphans a benefit well beyond their corrected vision. At the time, because of the political climate in Romania, children with uncorrected eyes were viewed as useless to society and warehoused for life. It was deeply gratifying for Dr. Aaby to help restore the eyesight and hope in these children's lives.

Retinopathy prematurity is a condition in which there is underdevelopment in a newborn's eye that causes retinal detachment and eventual blindness. Dr. Aaby was involved in all the early national studies for clinical research on this condition. A screening test is now readily available for infants to prevent this condition from advancing. Yet, even with this test, most doctors will not perform the screenings because of the low compensation and a fear of being sued. However, Dr. Aaby has filled this unmet need by performing regular screenings at local hospitals for years. I do it because its the right thing to do.

Dr. Aaby spends most of his free time focused on family activities. He and wife, Elizabeth, have two young children, and he has four adult children. The family likes to have outings to the zoo and local parks. They also enjoy gardening flowers and vegetables. There are also ongoing home projects like a recent backyard remodel. When he wants to truly relax, Dr. Aaby loves watching all types of movies. He likes the fact that movies "take you a place you have never been before".

DR. AABY'S EDUCATION:


 
BUSINESS ADDRESS: EyeHealth Northwest
1955 NW Northrup
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 227-2020 (Phone)
(503) 222-0614 (Fax)

15405 SW 116th, Suite 204
King City, OR 97224
(503) 620-4070 (Phone)
(503) 598-9661 (Fax)

9555 SW Barnes Rd., Suite #201
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 296-9933 (Phone)
(503) 296-9934 (Fax)

   
EDUCATION Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
September 1969 - June 1973, Degree: B.S.
Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Honors College, Phi Etta Sigma Honorary
Undergraduate

Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH
September 1974 - December 1978, Degree: MD
Honors in Pediatrics
Medical School

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
December 1978 - December 1979, Flexible Internship

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
July 1980 - July 1983, Ophthalmology Residency

University Hospital and Clinics
Madison, WI
July 1983 - July 1984, Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship

HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, OR

LICENSURE

Oregon Board of Medical Examiners MD14578

 

CERTIFICATION American Board of Ophthalmology, 1985
   
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Private Practice, EyeHealth Northwest (formerly Oregon Medical Eye Clinic)
September 1985 - Present
Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology
Oregon Health Sciences University March 1986 - Present
Private Practice, North Suburban Eye Associates
Melrose, MA
July 1984 - September 1985

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Practicing Ophthalmologist Advisory Committee on Education 1997 - 2002

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Medical Association

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Oregon Medical Association

Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology

Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland

Portland Academy of Pediatrics

 

PUBLICATIONS Aaby, A.A.; Zakov, Z.N.; Price, R.L.: Spontaneous regression of retinoblastoma, retinoma, or retinoblastoma group. Am J Ophthalmol 96:315-320, 1983

Aaby, A.A.; Zegarra, H.: The tourniquet test in identifying diabetic retinopathy. J.A.M.A. 250:1843, 1983

Meisler, D.N.; Langston, R.H.S.; Naab, T.J.; Aaby, A.A.; McMahon, J.T.; Tubbs, R.R.: Infectious crystalline keratopathy. Am J Ophthalmol 97:337-343, 1984

Aaby, A.A.; Kushner, B.J.: Acquired and Progressive Mylinated Nerve Fibers. Arch Ophthalmol 103: 542-544, 1985

Price, R.L.; Aaby, A.A.: Retinoma: Clinical-pathological correlation. The 2nd International Symposium on Retinoblastoma, Oct. 29-30, 1982 Monterey, CA

Meisler, D.M.; Langston, R.H.S.; Aaby, A.A.; Stern, G.A.; Binder, P.S.: Infectious corneal crystalline formation. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Spring Meeting, April 30 -May 4, 1984. Sarasota, FL

Kerry B. Hagen, MD

Cornea and External Disease
Laser Vision Correction: LASIK, Advanced Epi-PRK
Advanced Cataract Surgery
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

Click here to read about Dr. Hagen's Education

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.”

DR. HAGEN'S EDUCATION:

BORN: September 10, 1958
Reno, NV
BUSINESS ADDRESS: EyeHealth Northwest
1955 N.W. Northrup
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 227-2020 (Phone)
(503) 222-0614 (Fax)

15405 S.W. 116th, Suite #204
King City, OR 97224
(503) 620-4070 (Phone)
(503) 598-9661 (Fax)

9555 SW Barnes Rd., Suite #201
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 296-9933 (Phone)
(503) 296-9934 (Fax)

E-MAIL:  
EDUCATION
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

Robert W. Bentley, MD

Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

Click here to read about Dr. Bentley's Education

 Robert W. Bentley, MDThe central ethic of EHNW is that we respect patients, that we want to know their concerns, and we work collaboratively to improve and maintain their eye health.

Dr. Bentley is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with expertise in multiple areas including cataract surgery and medical management of glaucoma and diabetes. He is grateful to be part of EHNW because, “We get excellent administrative support. We have great employees and staff, and I'm given all the tools I need to do a superlative job.” He finds it deeply satisfying to provide this quality, comprehensive eye care to his patients.

Dr. Bentley’s warm and affable manner is very comforting to his patients. He puts his patients at ease by keeping a sense of humor. “It helps break tension and improve communication; it helps the patient know that I want to work together. I want my patients to enjoy their visit.”

In addition to serving his patients, Dr. Bentley volunteers considerable time to leading the future of the medical profession. “I have a vision of where the medical profession should move forward. I want to cultivate and nurture the next generation of physicians that will take our place one day.” He does that by serving as clinical faculty at Oregon Health Science University. And he mentors high school and college students who are interested in medicine. Additionally, as the Chair of the Board of Legacy Health Systems, he has a significant hand in the strategic planning of the organization. As a result, this has a major impact on the direction and policy of the local medical community as LHS has 7,000 employees.

Direct service volunteering is equally important to Dr. Bentley. He has devoted substantial time to “Project Erase”, a local program that helps at-risk youth get a fresh start by performing laser removal of gang-related tattoos. And like many of the EHNW doctors, his life has been profoundly touched by his mission trips abroad.

On one trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, he performed surgery on a 10 year old boy that had been blind almost his entire life. His vision improved dramatically within days of the surgery. Dr. Bentley was able to witness the tremendous impact on his young patient. The child went from needing to be led around his whole life to experiencing independence for the first time. Dr. Bentley looks forward to his future trips and plans to go to El Salvador in June 2009.

Despite his many service projects, Dr. Bentley does find time to enjoy himself and relax with his family. He has been with his wife, Leslie, for 25 years. They have three children. Laurel and Olivia are grown and their teenager, Michael, is still at home. The family enjoys traveling extensively to Europe and Central America for pleasure and on medical mission trips.

Dr. Bentley has many personal interests. He has been cycling and taking photographs for decades. He likes the exercise he gets biking to work and around town. His creative side is expressed in his photography, woodworking and music. He loves determining the composition of his photographic landscapes and directing the viewer’s eye. And he enjoys handcrafting wood furniture and cabinetry for his home as well as playing classical and modern piano pieces.

DR. BENTLEY'S EDUCATION:

CURRICULUM VITAE - ROBERT W. BENTLEY, MD
President, EyeHealth Northwest
BORN: Portland, Oregon
BUSINESS ADDRESS: EyeHealth Northwest
1955 NW Northrup Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209
503-227-2020
503-227-0614 (FAX)

15405 SW 116th, Suite 204
King City, Oregon 97224
503-620-4070
503-598-9661 (FAX)

9555 SW Barnes Rd. Suite 201
Portland, OR 97225
503-296-9933
503-296-9934

E-Mail: bentleyr@ehnpc.com
EDUCATION
College: Oregon State University
BS Microbiology, College of Honors, 1978
Medical School: Oregon Health Sciences University
MD; Cum Laude; 1983
Student Council President 1980-81
Lange Publishing Award Recipient, 1982
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Internship: Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center
Portland, Oregon 1983-84
Residency: University of Texas Health Sciences Center
San Antonio, Texas 1984-1987 (Ophthalmology)
LICENSURE: Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, MD14177
CERTIFICATION: Federal Licensing Examination 1984
American Board of Ophthalmology October 1988
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Legacy Portland Hospitals
Chair, Division of Ophthalmology, Holladay Park Hospital, 1991-92

Chair, Legacy Portland Hospital Department of Ophthalmology Subcommittee for Quality Assessment and Surgical Technology Assessment 1993-94

Chair, Legacy Portland Hospital Ophthalmology Section Committee for Credentialing and Quality Assessment 1995 to 1998

Chair, Legacy Portland Hospital Ophthalmology Section Committee for Quality Assessment 1998 to 2002

Chair, Legacy Medical Executive Management Council
1/1/96 to 12/31/96

Chair, Legacy Portland Hospitals Quality Council
1/1/97 to present

Board Member, Legacy Health Systems
6/4/02 to present

Chair, Legacy Health Systems Governing Board
6/04/2006 to present

St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center
Peer /Utilization Review, 1990-91
Chairman, Division Ophthalmology 1992-93

Board Member, Northwest Group Practice Alliance
1/1/96 to 12/31/97

TEACHING POSITION: U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital, Portland
Clinical Attending and Consulting Physician

 

Oregon Health Sciences University
Clinical Instructor, Ophthalmology

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Multnomah Medical Society
Oregon Medical Association
Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology (secretary 1/99 to present to 3/2000; vice president 3/2000 to present; president, 3/1/2002 to 2/29/2004)
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Medical Association
Quality Management/Credentialing experience: Coordinator, Utilization review, St. Vincent Hospital 1990-1991

Chair, Division of Ophthalmology, responsible for credentialing of 60 ophthalmologist division and director of quality management 1992-93, St. Vincent Hospital

Chair, Division of Ophthalmology, responsible for credentialing 27 ophthalmologists and coordinator of quality improvement 1991-92, Holladay Park Hospital Department of Ophthalmology, Legacy Downtown Hospitals - Chair of Quality Assessment Subcommittee Chairman, Legacy Portland Hospitals Quality
Council 1996 to present.
Oversight of medical staff quality issues.
Regence Blue Cross Portland region Quality Committee – 1997 to present
CareOregon Credentials Committee Fall 2007 to present

Sonal B. Dave, MD

Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cornea & External Disease, Laser Vision Correction
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

Click here to read about Dr. Dave's Education

Sonal B. Dave, MD“I am committed to ensuring that my patients have a great experience at every level when they come to Eye Health Northwest. That includes everything and everyone contributing to an overall atmosphere of positive, quality care.”

Dr. Dave is a specialist in cornea and refractive surgery. She also practices comprehensive ophthalmology and sees patients with a wide range of eye conditions. Dr. Dave has a deep sense of compassion in her medical practice. Upon meeting her, patients immediately appreciate her warmth and positive energy. “I think what patients want and appreciate the most is that we give them our full attention and time. I focus on really listening to them and try to give the best possible care.”

Patients of Dr. Dave benefit from her kindness as well as her intelligence. She completed her residency at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She has been a noted participant in numerous research projects, including presentations at both national and international ophthalmology conferences. In addition, she serves on several national ophthalmology discussion panels and committees. She is also a published author in ophthalmology literature.

Part of what drew Dr. Dave to ophthalmology was the ability to help so many people and “transform lives in minutes.” For example, Dr. Dave has seen many of her cataract patients stumble into a room before surgery because they cannot see. Cataract surgery takes approximately fifteen minutes. Immediately afterwards, people walk out steadily with their vision intact. “When I can help someone in this way, it is the best reward possible.” Also, after LASIK surgery, patients often say, “Thank you so much. This has been a life-changing experience.”

Prior to coming to EHNW, Dr. Dave traveled to Nepal, India, Argentina and Samoa to learn and observe different techniques in other countries during her medically training. Now, she is excited to bring her medical expertise and skills to those in great need internationally. Cataract surgery lends itself very well to helping those in developing countries who would otherwise face a lifetime of blindness. Many of the EHNW have volunteered on international medical missions, and Dr. Dave looks forward to being part of a trip in the future.

What is most remarkable about Dr. Dave is her humility given her many talents and achievements. “My dad is from India, but I was completely raised as an Iowan.” This mix of small-town upbringing with ancestral roots abroad has helped form her humble roots and build a strong foundation that has enabled her curiosity, interests and heart to branch out internationally.

She also credits her travels and time living in Hawaii for shifting her focus from youthful ambition and competitiveness to a place of compassion and humility. She experienced the quieter pace of island life and saw people thrive amidst few material comforts. Afterwards, it became clear to her that, “What is most important in life is your interaction with people and helping them. Being a good person is what people notice and what matters in the end.”

Traveling continues to be her “absolute favorite thing to do.” Getting out there and seeing how other people live is amazing to me.” She has traveled to 35 countries, and the exposure to so many different cultures, values and experiences has made her much more tolerant and appreciative of people’s differences.

DR. DAVE'S EDUCATION:

EYEHEALTH NORTHWEST • 1955 NW NORTHRUP • PORTLAND, OR 97209
PHONE: 503-227-2020

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
  • Eye Health Northwest (Portland, Oregon)
    General Ophthalmology with subspecialty emphasis in cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery August 2008- Present
POSTGRADUATE TRAINING/ BOARD CERTIFICATION
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
    Board-Certified Diplomate
    October 26, 2008- Present
  • John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
    July 2007- June 2008
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami (Miami, Florida)
    Ophthalmology Residency
    July 2004- June 2007
  • Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital (Cooperstown, New York)
    Internal Medicine Internship
    July 2003- June 2004
EDUCATION
  • University of Iowa College of Medicine (Iowa City, Iowa)
    Doctorate of Medicine, August 1999- May 2003
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa)
    Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, August 1995- May 1999
    High Distinction with Honors; Phi Beta Kappa
RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
  • John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    2007-08, Cornea and refractive surgery projects with Dr. Majid Moshirfar, MD, FACS and Dr. Mark Mifflin, MD
  • Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (Miami, Florida)
    2004-07, Cornea and refractive surgery projects with Dr. Sonia Yoo, MD and Dr. William Culbertson, MD
  • Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa) 2002–03, Neuro-Ophthalmology projects with Dr. Randy Kardon, MD, PhD
  • Department of Exercise Science, University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa)
    Spring 1999, Laboratory of Dr. Don Sheriff, PhD
  • Pacific Biomedical Research Center/Kewalo Marine Laboratory, University of Hawaii (Honolulu, Hawaii)
    Summer 1998, Laboratory of Dr. Edward Ruby, PhD
  • The Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, Maine)
    Summer 1997, Laboratory of Dr. Derry Roopenian, PhD
  • Department of Biology, University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa)
    Spring 1997, Laboratory of Dr. John Menninger, PhD
  • Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa)
    1996-99, Laboratory of Dr. Steven Lentz, MD, PhD
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
  • Moshirfar M, Chen MC, Espandar L, Meyer JJ, Christensen D, Christiansen SM, Dave SB, Bedke B, Kurz C. Effect of iris registration on outcomes of LASIK for myopia with the VISX CustomVue platform. Journal of Refractive Surgery, 2009.
  • Williams LB, Dave SB, and Moshirfar M. Correlation of visual outcome and patient satisfaction with preoperative keratometry after hyperopic LASIK. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, July 2008, Vol 34, 1083-1088.
  • Barlow WR, Moshirfar M, Ghajarnia M, Dave S. Correspondence: Best-spectacle corrected visual acuity before excimer laser refractive surgery. American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol 145, June 2008.
  • Dave SB, Espandar L, Moshirfar M. Wavefront-guided LASIK using the Visx CustomVue Star S4 laser system with and without iris registration: retrospective comparative study. Poster presentation, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 2008.
  • Moshirfar M, Dave SB, Espandar L, Vitale AT, Wolsey D, Siddharthan K. HLA-B27-positive patients and uveitis after LASIK. Paper presentation, ASCRS Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 2008.
  • Moshirfar M, Dave SB, Ghajarnia M, Espandar L. Consecutive and concurrent implantation of Intacs and Verisyse/Visian phakic IOL for the reduction of refractive error in ectatic corneal disorders. Paper presentation, ASCRS Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 2008.
  • Espandar L, Moshirfar M, Williams LB, Dave SB. Correlation of visual outcome and patient satisfaction with preoperative keratometry in hyperopic LASIK. Poster presentation, ASCRS Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 2008.
  • Suh LH, Dave SB, and Culbertson WW. Chapter 4: Medical evaluation, management, and planning anterior lamellar surgery for corneal and anterior segment conditions. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography. Eds. Steinert RF and Huang D. Slack Inc., 2008.
  • Moshirfar M, Chen MC, Espandar, L, Meyer J, Christensen D, Christensen S, and Dave SB. Wavefront-guided LASIK using the VISX CustomVue™ Star S4 laser system with and without iris registration™: A retrospective comparative study. Manuscript submitted.
  • Dave SB and Culbertson WW. Post-LASIK ectasia management circumvents need for keratoplasty, Ophthalmology Times. October 1, 20 07.
  • Dave SB and Yoo SH. Comparing Infiniti Torsional versus the Sovereign WhiteStar phacoemulsification devices in resident and fellow cataract surgery. Resident's Annual Research Day, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida, July 2007.
  • Dave SB and Yoo SH. Comparison of Infiniti torsional and Sovereign WhiteStar phacoemulsification devices in resident and fellow cataract surgery. Poster presentation, ASCRS Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, 2007.
  • Dave SB and Culbertson WW. Post-LASIK ectasia management, Resident Writers' Award Presentation, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2006.
  • Dave SB, Feuer WJ, Yoo SH, Culbertson WW. Using anterior segment optical coherence tomography to evaluate for the presence of corneal flap edema after LASIK. Resident's Annual Research Day, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida, July 2006.
  • Dave SB, Feuer WJ, Yoo SH, Culbertson WW. Using anterior segment optical coherence tomography to evaluate for the presence of corneal flap edema after LASIK. Paper presentation, International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (ISRS/AAO) Annual Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006.
  • Dave SB, Culbertson WW, Pascucci SE, Sher NA, Rosenshein J, Cano DB, Trattler WB. Medical errors in refractive surgery. Paper presentation, ASCRS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, 2006.
  • Dave SB, Lee Y, Abad JC, Yoo SH. Phototherapeutic and photorefractive keratectomy (PTK/PRK) for the treatment of persistent corneal edema. Poster presentation, AAO Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 2005.
  • Dave SB, Lee Y, Abad JC, Yoo SH. Phototherapeutic and photorefractive keratectomy (PTK/PRK) for the treatment of persistent corneal edema. Resident's Annual Research Day, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida, July 2005.
  • Dave SB, Goldin S, Wall M, Lee AG, and Kardon RH. Retrobulbar optic neuritis induced by anti-TNF-alpha agent, infliximab, and recurrence following rechallenge. Poster presentation, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2002.
  • Dave SB. Characterization of the hvnA operon and cloning of hvnB from the symbiotic bacterium Vibrio fischeri. Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Research Papers, (Ed., D.J. Henderson), pp.31-38, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2000.
  • Dave SB. Passive regulation of cardiac output by the venous system. University of Iowa Exercise Science Honors Thesis, Iowa City, Iowa, May 1999.
  • Zuberi AR, Christianson GJ, Dave SB, Bradley JA, Roopenian DC. Expression screening of a yeast artificial chromosome contig refines the location of the mouse H3a minor histocompatibility antigen gene. Journal of Immunology. 1998; 161(2): 821-8.
  • Dave SB. Characterization of the hvnA operon and cloning of hvnB from the symbiotic bacterium Vibrio fischeri. Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Summer Research Symposium, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1998.
  • Dave SB. Completion of a YAG contig spanning the minor histocompatibility gene H3a. Annual Summer Research Symposium, Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, August 1997.
  • Dave SB. "Fourth of July," Independence, Iowa. Ed. Robert Wolf, Free River Press, Inc., 1994.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
  • Oregon Medical Association (2008- Present)
  • The Cornea Society (2008- Present)
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (2005- Present)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (2004- Present)
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery (2006- 2008)
  • Florida Society of Ophthalmology (2006-07)
  • American Medical Association (1999-03)
  • Iowa Medical Society (1999-03)
NATIONAL COMMITEES AND COURSE INSTRUCTION
  • ASCRS Continuing Medical Education Advisory Committee, Member- 2008
  • AAO Laser Refractive Surgery Skills Course, Assistant Course Instructor- 2008
  • ASCRS Cornea Biomechanics Paper Session, Panelist- 2008
  • Winter Corneal Refractive Invitational Summit, Panelist- 2008
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Residency Education Committee, Member- 2005-06
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Emergency Room Committee, Member- 2004-05
  • University of Iowa College of Medicine's Iowa Medical Society/AMA, Co-President- 2001-02, Co-Vice-President- 2000-01
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • 2008 Freeman Fellow Recipient
    - Tilganga Eye Center (Kathmandu, Nepal)
  • Storm Eye/ASCRS 2007 Excellence in Ophthalmology Research Scholarship
  • 2007 Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology Paul Kayser International Travel Scholar Award
    - Clínica Oftalmológica Malbran (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • 2006 AAO/AMO Resident Writers' Award Program, Finalist
  • Storm Eye/ASCRS 2006 Excellence in Ophthalmology Research Scholarship
  • Hansjoerg E. Kolder Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology
  • Barry Freeman Memorial International Medicine Fellowship
    - Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital (Apia, Samoa)

Prashanth Vallabhanath, MD

Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Oculoplastics
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

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Prashanth Vallabhanath, MD“At EyeHealth NW, we are all personally invested in our patients. I do the best by my partner as well as my own patients because we are all in this together.”

Anyone who knows Dr. Vallabhanath affectionately calls him Dr. PV. He was born and raised in his early years in California. Then his family moved to Michigan where he went on to graduate from college and medical school at the University of Michigan. Dr. PV was initially drawn to medicine because of his interest in science and the desire for an intellectual challenge.

Then, he had a profound experience while working in the development and testing of prosthetic devices that restored sight to the blind. This took place in his third year of medical school when he worked as a Howard Hughes Research Scholar at the National Institutes of Health. In one particular experiment, electrodes were implanted into a woman’s visual cortex in her brain. Afterwards, she was able to see for the first time in over fifty years. It was a tremendous experience to be part of a revolutionary process and to see the emotional impact on the participants. “The building of these remarkable relationships with the blind participants really deepened the overall practice of medicine for me.”

After completing his studies and working in the intense environment of research and academia, Dr. PV was drawn to Portland by the balanced lives he saw people living here. Thus, coming to EHNW was the perfect fit. In 2000, when Dr. PV had a chance to choose from several jobs throughout the country, he chose EHNW because of its excellent standard of practice and the wonderful people. “I was impressed with the humility of the many accomplished doctors who were practicing medicine in its highest form yet still were very down to earth.”

At EHNW, Dr. PV specializes in oculoplastic surgery which entails cosmetic, corrective and reconstructive surgery of structures around the eye. He also spends a good portion of his practice on comprehensive ophthalmology. “I like the balance I get from the intellectual rigor of a surgical specialty while still seeing patients in a general practice.” Though Dr. PV enjoys the creative process in reconstructive surgery, the heartful relationships built with patients over their lifetime is the most gratifying part of his practice.

Between the business of working and raising two young children, you might find Dr. PV enjoying time with his wife and their two children exploring the coast or visiting the zoo. Dr. PV delights in learning from the wisdom and exuberance of his kids as he believes that, “Children can teach us so much.”

When he has a little more time to spare, Dr. PV makes regular trips to visit relatives in the Phillippines, his wife’s country of origin. On his past trips, he has had several opportunities to provide charitable medical services to those in need. Dr. PV has been very grateful for these experiences as he is reminded of how fortunate we are in this country.

Dr. PV's Patient Handouts:

DR. VALLABANATH'S EDUCATION:

BORN: May 6, 1970
Bangalore, India
BUSINESS ADDRESS: EyeHealth Northwest
1955 N.W. Northrup
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 227-2020 (Phone)
(503) 222-0614 (Fax)

15405 S.W. 116th, Suite #204
King City, OR 97224
(503) 620-4070 (Phone)
(503) 598-9661 (Fax)

9555 S.W. Barnes Rd., Suite #201
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 296-9933 (Phone)
(503) 296-9934 (Fax)

EDUCATION
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
September 1987 - April 1989,
 Degree: BS, Cell & Molecular Biology
Honors: Class Honors
High Honors for Research Thesis
Phi Beta Kappa
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
August 1989 - June 1994, Degree MD
Honors: Cum Laude
Alpha Omega Alpha
Internship: Oakwood Hospital
Dearborn, MI
June 1994 - June 1995, Transitional Internship
Residency: Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
July 1995 - June 1998, Ophthalmology Resident
Fellowship: University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, Ca
July 1998 - July 2000, Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
LICENSURE: Oregon Board of Medical Examiners MD22584
CERTIFICATION: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2000
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, OR
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Private Practice, EyeHealth Northwest (formerly Oregon Medical Eye Clinic)
July 2000 - Present
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: American Academy of Ophthalmology
Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland
Alpha Omega Alpha
Phi Beta Kapp
GRANT SUPPORT: 1989 - Hazen Summer Fellowship
University of Michigan Student Biomedical Research Program

1990 - NIH Training Grant, Summer Fellowship
University of Michigan Student Biomedical Research Program

1991-1992 - HHMI-NIH Research Scholars Program
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

1999 - Course Instructor for: Endoscopic Brow-lift.
American Academy of Ophthalmology

1999 - Lecturer: UCSF ENT Resident Lecture Series: Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

1999 - Lecturer: UCSF Medical Student Lecture Series: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

1999 - Lecturer: UCSF Medical Student Lecture Series: Orbital Trauma

1999 - Lecturer: Surgical Frontiers for Y2K: Advances in Skull Base Surgery

2000 - Lecturer: UCSF and California Pacific Ophthalmology Resident Lecture Series: Classification of Ptosis

2000 - Lecturer: UCSF Ophthalmology Resident Basic Science review: Eyelids and Lacrimal System

RESEARCH: 1987 - Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Student research in Chemistry
Supervisor: John Sullivan, Ph.D.

1988-1989 - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Honors Thesis in Cell Biology
Supervisor: Faye S. Silverstein, MD

1989 - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Summer Research Fellowship
Supervisor: Faye S. Silverstein, MD

1990 - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Summer Research Fellowship
Supervisor: Faye S. Silverstein, MD

1991-1992 - National Institute of Health-National Institute of Neurologic Diseases
and Stroke, Bethesda, MD
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholars Program
Supervisor: Edward M. Schmidt, Ph.D.

PUBLICATIONS:

P. Vallabhanath, R.L. Albin, F.S. Silverstein. Distribution of Glial Intermediate Filament Proteins after Perinatal Hypoxia-Ischemia in Rat Brain. Child Neurology Neurology Society, 1990.

D.K. O'Rourke, M.J. Bak, F.T. Hambrecht, C.V. Kufta, E.M. Schmidt, P. Vallabhanath. Feasibility of an Intracortical Visual Prosthesis for the Blind: I Description of an Experiment. Society of Neuroscience, 1992.

P. Vallabhanath, M.J. Bak, F.T. Hambrecht, C.V. Kufta, D.K. O'Rourke, E.M. Schmidt. Feasibility of an Intracortical Visual Prosthesis for the Blind: II Visual Sensations Produced by Cortical Stimulation. Society for Neuroscience, 1992.

E.M. Schmidt, M.J. Bak, F.T. Hambrecht, C.V. Kufta, D.K. O'Rourke, P. Vallabhanath. Feasibility of an Intracortical Visual Prosthesis for the Blind: III Mapping of Phosphene Location. Society for Neuroscience, 1992.

F.T. Hambrecht, M.J. Bak, C.V. Kufta, D.K. O'Rourke, E.M. Schmidt, P. Vallabhanath. Feasibility of an Intracortical Visual Prosthesis for the Bline: IV Summary and Future. Society of Neuroscience, 1992.

E.M. Schmidt, M.J. Bak, F.T. Hambrecht, C.V. Kufta, D.K. O'Rourke, P. Vallabhanath. Feasibility of a Visual Prosthesis for the Blind based on Intracortical Microstimulation of Visual Cortex. Brain. 119 (pt 2). pp. 507-522, 1996.

S.R. SEIFF, MD and P. Vallabhanath, MD. Orbital Lesions and Techniques, in R.E. Spetzler, MD and M. Lawton, MD (eds): Operative Techniques in Neurosurery, Midline Transfacial Techniques to Skull Base Lesions. Philadelphia, PA, W.B. Saunders company, 1999.

H. Yabe, MD, P. Vallabhanath MD, and S.R. Seiff, MD. Conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy (C-DCR) Using A Tubal Conjunctival Pedical Flap: A Review of 14 Cases. American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1999.

Andrew Romanowski, MD

Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

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Andrew Romanowski, MD“It’s really a privilege to practice medicine. People come in with fears and misconceptions. Most people believe that sight is the most precious sense we have. So, to be in the position to help them with this is special.”

Dr. Romanowski was born and raised in New York City. He left almost three decades ago, but he still loves to go back regularly to get a sense of his simple roots in a neighborhood where Polish is spoken before English in the stores. Though Dr. Romanowski still has a hint of a NY accent and loves to make trips back, Portland is a near perfect city for him to call home. He believes that both cities share a love of art, culture and good living.

Dr. Romanowski has an artist’s view of the world and brings this special perspective to his mastery of medicine. He finds it notable and poetic that as an eye specialist, the organ that he is dependent on to observe the patient is the same organ being observed in the patient. He believes that sight is the most important sense and delights in the beauty and intricacies of the eye.

Dr. Romanowski fuses excellent academic credentials and years of experience with a patient-centered approach. Research has shown that those doctors who spend the extra time and care in fully listening to all their patients concerns do a better job of diagnosing and treating their patients accurately and effectively. This is second nature to Dr. Romanowski who always takes whatever time is necessary to ensure the best patient care.

The best experiences in his practice at EHNW have been the positive feedback from patients post-surgery when they say they can see better than ever. “ It is very satisfying to help someone with restored or improved sight.”

When he has time to play, Dr. Romanowski is an avid photographer of large format landscapes. You might see one of his framed pieces during an office visit to the Northwest site of EHNW. Impressionistic oil painting is also a love of Dr. Romanowski who recently finished a piece inspired by a scene he photographed of New York City’s Central Park in the Fall.

Beyond patient care, Dr. Romanowski invests in the improvement of the overall profession and services of ophthalmologists by volunteering his time with multiple organizations. He is an associate examiner of the American Board of Ophthalmology which is an honor bestowed upon the doctors who score the highest on their medical boards.

Also, as a reviewer for the American Medical Association Archives of Ophthalmology, Dr. Romanowski helps choose which articles will appear in the AMA medical journal. This enables him to stay at the leading edge of the latest research and findings in ophthalmology. Additionally, because diabetes is a disease that often afflicts eyesight, he also supports the American Diabetes Association through riding in the annual cycling fundraiser.

DR. ROMANOWSKI'S EDUCATION:


 
BUSINESS ADDRESS: EyeHealth Northwest
1955 NW Northrup
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 227-2020 (Phone)
(503) 222-0614 (Fax)

15405 SW 116th, Suite 204
King City, OR 97224
(503) 620-4070 (Phone)
(503) 598-9661 (Fax)

9555 SW Barnes Rd., Suite #201
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 296-9933 (Phone)
(503) 296-9934 (Fax)

E-MAIL:  
EDUCATION Oregon Health Sciences University
Ophthalmology Residency
Portland, Oregon

Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center
Portland, Oregon
Medical Internship

University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
M.D.

Queens College of
The City University of New York
Queens, New York
B.A. Biological Sciences
summa cum laude

HOSPITAL AFFILIATION St. Vincent Hospital
Portland, Oregon
Active Staff

Good Samaritan Hospital
Portland, Oregon
Active Staff

LICENSURE Oregon
CERTIFICATION Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology
HONORS
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society University of North Carolina
Academic Honors - all years University of North Carolina
Student Store's Medical Scholar University of North Carolina
Lange Book Award University of North Carolina
Phi Beta Kappa Queens College of CUNY
Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude Queens College of CUNY
New York Regents Scholarship
for Medicine
Queens College of CUNY
Jonas E. Salk Scholarship
for Medicine
The City University of New York
AMERICAN BOARD OF OPHTHALMOLOGY Associate Examiner
AMA - Archives of Ophthalmology Reviewer
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Medical Association

Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology

Oregon Medical Association

Multnomah County Medical Society

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