About Us

The Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology is a professional association of eye physicians and surgeons who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases and other conditions, and also provide vision care services.

The Oregon Academy provides continuing medical education and information for its members, offers educational opportunities for ophthalmic staff, participates in public service projects, and represents its members with the State Legislature, the Oregon Congressional Delegation and government agencies.

Oregon’s ophthalmologists are dedicated to providing quality eye care to all Oregonians.

The Oregon Academy’s mission is to provide our members with services which promote and strengthen quality medical eye care in Oregon.

The Academy’s purpose is to promote and improve the practice of medicine and surgery in relation to the eye. With over 170 active members, the Academy includes nearly 80% of the practicing ophthalmologists in Oregon.

The Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology is a nonprofit tax-exempt, 501(c)(6) organization.

This website is designed to serve three audiences:

Public: Providing information on ophthalmologists and eye care.
Oregon Academy Members: Making important information easily accessible to members, including the Academy’s annual Post Graduate Convention.
Other Ophthalmologists: Providing information on the benefits of membership in the Oregon Academy.

2022 – 2024 Officers:

Jonathan Yoken, MD – President – Portland
Nisha Nagarkatti-Gude, MD, PhD – Vice President – Lake Oswego
Helen Koenigsman – Treasurer/Secretary – Medford
Chad Bingham, MD – AAO Councilor – Salem
Michael S. Lee, MD – OMA Delegate – Portland
Julie Falardeau, MD – Past President – Portland

Board Members:

Francisco Castillo, MD – Portland
Mary DeFrank, MD – Hillsboro
Jason Dimmig, MD, MPH – Bend
Albert Edwards, MD, PhD – Eugene
Jane Gilbert, MD – North Bend
Jonathan Kemp, MD – Portland
Helen Koenigsman, MD – Medford
Andreas Lauer, MD – Portland
Jennifer Lyons – Portland, Seaside
Steven Mansberger, MD, MPH – Portland
J. Kevin McKinney, MD, MPH – Portland
David Poulsen, MD – Hood River
Leah Reznick, MD – Portland
Christen Richard, MD – Portland
Eric Suhler, MD, MPH – Portland
Elizabeth Verner-Cole, MD – Clackamas
Jeffrey Welder, MD – Ashland
James B. Wentzien, MD – Portland

Resident Liaisons:

Claire Mueller, MD
Ashlin Joye, MD

Education Committee:

Steven Mansberger, MD, MPH
J. Kevin McKinney, MD, MPH
Julie Falardeau, MD
Andreas Lauer, MD


Amanda Dalton, Executive Director and Lobbyist
Sabrina Riggs, Senior Legislative Advocate
Shelley Shirley, Membership & Events