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 site 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.

2020 – 2022 Officers:

Julie Falardeau, MD – President
Jonathan Yoken, MD – Vice President
Nisha Nagarkatti-Gude, MD, PhD – Treasurer/Secretary, AAO Councilor
Jennifer Lyons, MD – Past President
Michael Lee, MD – OMA Delegate

Board Members:

Chad Bingham, MD
Francisco Castillo, MD
Mary DeFrank, MD
Jason Dimmig, MD, MPH
Albert Edwards, MD, PhD
Jane Gilbert, MD
Jonathan Kemp, MD
Helen Koenigsman, MD
Andreas Lauer, MD
Steven Mansberger, MD, MPH
J. Kevin McKinney, MD, MPH
John Polansky, MD
David Poulsen, MD
Leah Reznick, MD
Christen Richard, MD
Eric Suhler, MD, MPH
Elizabeth Verner-Cole, MD
Jeffrey Welder, MD
James B. Wentzien, MD

Resident Liaisons:

Ross Passo, MD
Alex Walters, 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