Paul Yang M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant professor

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (204 Ratings, 68 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Retinal Dystrophies Congenital/Genetic Disease


  • B.S.E., University of Washington, Seattle Washington 1998
  • B.S., University of Washington, Seattle Washington 1998
  • Ph.D., Dartmouth, Lebanon New Hampshire 2004
  • M.D., Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover New Hampshire 2006
  • Residency:

    • Ophthalmology residency – John Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City, UT, 2010
  • Fellowship:

    • Ophthalmic genetics and visual electrophysiology – Casey Eye Institute, Portland, OR, 2013
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology, 2013


Dr. Paul Yang was born in Taiwan and raised in Bellevue, Washington. He received his undergraduate degrees in bioengineering and biochemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle, during which he was awarded multiple summer research grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, as well as the Mary Gates Endowment for Students. He received doctorates in medicine and neurophysiology at Dartmouth Medical School, which was funded by an individual M.D./Ph.D. pre-doctoral national research service award from the National Institutes of Health. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Utah, and residency and fellowship in ophthalmology at the Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City.

It was during his time at the Moran Eye Center where he first developed an interest in inflammatory eye diseases and degenerative retinal disorders under the guidance of Drs. Albert Vitale, Paul Bernstein, and Donnell Creel. Thereafter, he pursued a fellowship in ocular immunology and uveitis with Dr. Stephen Foster at the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as well as a fellowship in ophthalmic genetics and inherited retinal degenerations with Richard Weleber, M.D., and Mark Pennesi, M.D., Ph.D., at Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon.

During his training at the Casey Eye Institute, he was funded by The Foundation Fighting Blindness under the Alan Laties Career Development Program, where he conducted laboratory studies to evaluate the effectiveness of immunomodulatory therapy in reducing secondary collateral damage in retinitis pigmentosa.

Dr. Yang is currently an assistant professor in ophthalmic genetics and ocular immunology at the Casey Eye Institute, and is a member of the Oregon Retinal Degeneration Center. He also has special interest in cataract surgery, especially pertaining to those patients with inherited retinal degeneration or uveitis. The focus of his research is to better understand the significance of immune-mediated damage secondary to the underlying genetic mutations found in inherited retinal degenerations. With the support of a career development award from the Foundation Fighting Blindness and a K08 from the National Eye Institute, he is currently conducting translational research in an effort to bring new medical treatments to the clinic for patients with retinitis pigmentosa.

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Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (204 Ratings, 68 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

  • Jan 13, 2021

    Dr Yang provided a professional assessment of my condition and answered my questions in a clear and understandable manner. I appreciate his kindness and I'm glad he is my doctor.

  • Dec 10, 2020

    Dr yang was excelkent.

  • Nov 13, 2020

    Yes, I was very impressed. The one thing I would like and they are going to work on is to have a copy in my hand of what transpired at this visit and thrilled to be in the study and I hope to continue and finish it. Thank you very much.

  • Nov 11, 2020

    Everyone was excellent

  • Nov 07, 2020

    Dr. Paul Yang is a very intelligent and kind and caring doctor. He listens very well and I always feel heard after my visits with him.

  • Oct 31, 2020

    I'm talking on behalf of my daughter [Name] who's 17 who came down and saw Dr. Yang from Seattle and we were very impressed, the staff was great. He really took the time to show us what was going on with the scans and go through the diagnosis and point out things and answered all our questions and ways we were able to understand so I would highly recommend him and have nothing bad to say all good things. Thank you.

  • Oct 29, 2020

    This was my first meeting with Dr Yang, though I have had many appointments at his clinic undergoing a diagnosis of vision losses. I found him to be very clear, compassionate, and well able to give a lot of complex information.

  • Oct 28, 2020

    He knows his stuff. Explains simply. Doesn't rush you when you're talking. On time

  • Oct 19, 2020

    Very good attention to patient needs

  • Oct 17, 2020

    Dr. Yang and his team are very thorough. very professional very efficient

  • Oct 14, 2020

    We have always had a great experience here, and continue to enjoy the doctors and staff.

  • Oct 10, 2020

    I just like to say that Dr. Yang was very very polite and friendly. He answered my questions and he didn't act like I was a nincompoop and acted like he had plenty of time to understand what I was asking him and he gave me a lot of confidence in himself and in all the ones that helped me and I appreciated this very very much. Thank you.

  • Oct 08, 2020

    All of the staff were professional, kind and helpful! Excellent care overall!

  • Oct 07, 2020

    I am very grateful for the excellent care I receive from Dr. Paul Yang and all of his team

  • Oct 03, 2020

    Dr. Yang was very personable very knowledgeable. He was able to explain to a non medical person things about medical about about care and and concern about my eyes and I just felt very comfortable with him and and was very appreciative of the new concept that he brought into the situation and and he was very kind to refer me to or more. Give me the reference for another.

  • Sep 23, 2020

    Dr. Yang a[[ears to have great expertise in his field and listens to my concerns and questions.

  • Sep 10, 2020

    He is not only intelligent but a very good listener and communicator.

  • Sep 03, 2020

    He listens and offers options

  • Sep 03, 2020

    Dr. yang was helpful and knowledgeable. The whole staff at Casey Eye Institute were so great with my son. They were very good about letting us know about each procedure and every step of our appointments.

  • Sep 03, 2020

    Very good

  • Aug 27, 2020

    Very nice, clean and very helpful

  • Aug 26, 2020

    Dr Paul Yang communicates with the patients in plain language. He is patient, thoroughly knowledgeable in his field of expertise.

  • Aug 21, 2020

    He goes into all the details if you want about your diagnosis and results and even stays informed of all the genetic clinical trials. He doesn't make you feel like a patient but more like someone who is invested in your health.

  • Aug 20, 2020

    I am very confident of Dr. Yang's expertise and knowledge.

  • Aug 20, 2020

    Yes, I'd like to say that Darius, Evan, Dr. Yang, Dr. Como, all of your staff is very, very great. They're wonderful. They're an asset to your company. They're very professional, very kind, very caring. Thank you.

  • Aug 13, 2020

    Dr. Yang is very kind and reserved but can also be very personable. He is very knowledgeable and appears to always be happy to answer any questions of mine.

  • Aug 13, 2020

    I found him to be very thorough and willing to answer my questions

  • Aug 13, 2020

    I have seeing Casey Eye Institute and Dr. Weleber for decades. Dr. Yang seems excelkent, all the others too. We are lucky to have this insitute in tthe PNW.

  • Aug 08, 2020

    I must say that Dr. Yang, the nurses and staff were incredibly professional people. I felt cared for and they administered My care with professional acuity. I highly recommend them to anyone with any eye difficulty whatsoever.

  • Aug 01, 2020

    All of the providers and all of the staff we're extremely helpful made a soft feel super comfortable. My son's only 15 and found out he has issues. So this is a big deal because it's hard for him to talk about and he gets nervous. He felt totally comfortable. We had all of our questions answered. We felt comfortable asking them and they explain them to us very nicely without making this feel like we're being rushed.

  • Jul 23, 2020

    Very friendly staff, clean, and on time or early. Dr. Yang answered all of my questions. He was very engaged.

  • Jul 10, 2020

    Dr. Yang has been my ophthalmologist for several years. He is a good communicator and is very knowledgeable about the type of problem I have.This was my second phone conversation with him in the last few months. This type of visit works well when he has data to discuss with me and decisions to make about future treatment.

  • Jul 06, 2020

    Dr. Yang explains things very well. And I understand what he's talking about all the time.

  • Jul 05, 2020

    extremely kind

  • Jun 25, 2020

    Dr. Yang always gives me very thorough information as to what is going on with my eyes. He is patient with my questions.

  • Jun 18, 2020

    His a very nice Dr. And he always gives me the support I need. Even though there is no cure for my Eye disease yet he says be positive and hope for the best.

  • Jun 13, 2020

    A long time of waiting downstairs before my appointment.

  • Jun 11, 2020

    Dr. Paul Yang is extremely knowledgable and personable! Getting the chance to have him take over my case was a good decision and I feel like I'm getting the best care for my eyes that I can possibly be getting! The technicians who prepared me for me visit with him were also very professional and skilled at what they do.

  • Jun 05, 2020

    Only the best.

  • May 28, 2020

    Considerate, patient and went over all the information thoroughly with me.

  • May 08, 2020

    I want to thank Dr. Yang and the whole staff. They put on my surgery not only was it successful, but from the top down they got me in even them into covid so that I still have the hopes of getting my job the professionalism the courtesy to carry. just making me feel like I mattered as a person. I'm forever grateful. I'm thankful and I will recommend or just you. And I'm also praying for all of you that are on the front line graph. Thank you Dr. Yang. And thank you very, very, much. Wish it.

  • Apr 25, 2020

    Dr. Yang is very patient and explains things so that I can understand. I have extreme confidence in his ability as a doctor and his desire as a human being to make a frightening experience as compassionate as possible. He is one of the blessings I have encountered at OHSU.

  • Apr 24, 2020

    Yeah, I just would like to thank Dr. Yang for his time is to take to call on the phone to have a conversation with me regarding my care and my health and appreciate his constant checking on me and and the input, and advice you get from him and in the positive. Relationship we've we have even over the phone. It was still a good visit and I do appreciate his care. So, I'd like to just thank him for that.

  • Apr 22, 2020

    He listens

  • Apr 04, 2020

    Had telephone appointment. As always Dr Yang explained test results and recommended additional treatment. He’s a fine Dr

  • Mar 27, 2020

    Extremely friendly and knowledgeable.

  • Mar 27, 2020

    Everyone was very concerned about everything going on,including me recent surgery & folloup

  • Mar 17, 2020

    Dr Yang is always professional and reassuring in my eye health. Alicia is an exceptional asset to his team, she has a very calming voice and she is through in evaluating prior to seeing Dr Yang.

  • Mar 01, 2020

    everything was well organised and on timeemployees were professional at all times

  • Feb 27, 2020

    Good, friendly staff and doctor

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