Jason H Skalet MD

Doctor Details
Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cornea and External Disease and Uveitis, Advanced Cataract Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology




“As a cornea and uveitis specialist, I have a great appreciation for all that the eyes can tell us about a person’s health.”
 
Dr. Skalet grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and did his medical training in Philadelphia at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania. While there he met his wife, Alison. He also discovered a passion for the specialty of ophthalmology. Dr. Skalet was attracted to the challenging, technical surgeries and meaningful long-term patient care in ophthalmology. He spent an additional year as a student participating in research and international clinical experiences in ophthalmology. Dr. Skalet completed his ophthalmology residency at the Scheie Eye Institute/University of Pennsylvania in 2007, where he enjoyed learning the breadth of ophthalmology, but became particularly interested in advanced corneal disease and inflammatory eye disease.
 
After residency, Dr. Skalet pursued this interest by completing a fellowship in Cornea, Uveitis and Refractive Surgery at the Proctor Foundation/University of California San Francisco. There, Dr. Skalet studied the latest corneal surgery techniques and the newest developments in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory conditions of the eyes. Prior to joining the EyeHealth Northwest team, Dr. Skalet spent four years as the sole referral cornea and uveitis specialist for East Bay Kaiser Permanente, in Oakland, California, servicing a population of approximately 300,000 patients. In this role, Dr. Skalet enjoyed seeing the most challenging medical and surgical cases in his areas of expertise. Because of his skill in handling complicated cases, he served as a referral specialist for other corneal specialists within the Northern California Kaiser system and as a surgical mentor for the UCSF cornea fellowship program, where he had an appointment as Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology.
 
At EyeHealth Northwest, Dr. Skalet enjoys providing the full gamut of routine eye care, including diabetic exams, cataract checks and glaucoma care as well as taking care of both adult and pediatric patients with complex corneal, anterior segment disease and uveitis. Dr. Skalet is adept at the surgical and medical management of all corneal and external eye diseases, including lamellar keratoplasty, complex cataract surgery and refractive surgery. He is also one of a few fellowship-trained specialists in ocular inflammatory diseases in Oregon and southwest Washington. These diseases include scleritis, iritis, pars planitis and posterior uveitis—all conditions commonly associated with rheumatologic disorders and systemic infections. Dr Skalet takes great pride in being part of the medical treatment team for patients with ocular complications from these systemic diseases.
 
Like many of his colleagues at EyeHealth Northwest, Dr Skalet has a commitment to community service and international collaboration. He has traveled to work with local ophthalmologists in Japan, Botswana, India, and Thailand. He finds the opportunity to improve eye care worldwide and the friendships made on these international voyages deeply satisfying. On these trips he has participated in clinical research, performed surgeries, and lectured at universities.
 
In his free time, Dr. Skalet enjoys travel, hiking, tennis, skiing and golf. He especially enjoys exploring Portland and the Pacific Northwest with his young family and is delighted to call this beautiful area home.
   
Dr. Skalet's Education

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE    
2012 Associate Physician, EyeHealth Northwest, Oregon City and Milwaukie, OR
2008-2012 Specialist in Cornea and Uveitis, The Permanente Medical Group, Northern California, Oakland and Richmond, CA


EDUCATION    
2003 MD. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
1997 BA. Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Neuroscience, Magna Cum Laude


POST-GRADUATE TRAINING    
2007-2008 Fellow in Cornea, External Disease, Refractive Surgery, and Uveitis, Francis I. Proctor Foundation/University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2004-2007 Ophthalmology Resident, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2003-2004 Transitional Year Intern, Presbyterian Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA


HOSPITAL OR AFFILIATED INSTITUTION APPOINTMENTS    
2011-2012 Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA 2008-2012 Specialist in Cornea and Uveitis, The Permanente Medical Group, Northern California, Oakland and Richmond, CA 2007-2011 Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA 2004-2007 Instructor of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


TEACHING ACTIVITIES    
2010-2011 Fellowship Instructor for Fellow in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery, University of California San Francisco 2011-2012 Peer Mentor, Department of Ophthalmology, Physicians Helping Physicians Program, The Permanente Group, Northern California, Oakland and Richmond, CA 2010- 2012 Ophthalmology Liaison for Kaiser Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (KLIC) Program for Medical Students, University of California San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA


AWARDS AND HONORS    
2002 Nagoya University Program for Academic and Cultural Exchange Scholarship Recipient, Nagoya, Japan 1998 Bridging the Gaps Award for design and implementation of health curriculum for foster children living in West Philadelphia, PA 1996 Webster Foundation Award for neuroscience research, Amherst College


RESEARCH AND INTERNATIONAL SERVICE EXPERIENCE    
2008 Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand Participated in a site visit to develop a collaboration between the Francis I. Proctor Foundation and the Chiang Mai University Department of Ophthalmology to study telemedicine diagnosis of cytomegalovirus retinitis in patients with human immunodeficiency virus.

2007 Aravind Eye Institute, Madurai, India Participated in a multi-center international study investigating the use of steroids in the treatment of corneal ulcers as a member of the Francis I. Proctor team.

2004, 2007 Princess Marina Hospital Department of Ophthalmology, Gabarone, Botswana Developed a clinical resident elective in ophthalmology at the Princess Marina Hospital which fosters an ongoing clinical relationship between the Scheie Eye Institute and the Princess Marina Hospital.

2001-2002 Research student, Laboratory of Eric Pierce, MD PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Studied the molecular basis for retinal degeneration in retinitis pigmentosa.

2002 Research student, Laboratory of Makoto Nakamura, MD, Nagoya University Department of Ophthalmology Investigated genotype-phenotype correlations in retinal degeneration.

2002 Nagoya University Program for Academic and Cultural Exchange, Nagoya, Japan Participated in university cultural exchange program including observership in ophthalmology at Nagoya University Medical Center.

PUBLICATIONS AND ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS    
Skalet, J.H., Fram, N.R., Hwang, D.G. Use of Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (ASOCT) to Examine Differential Changes in Graft and Recipient Corneal Thickness After Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK). The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, April 27-May 1, 2008.

Fram, N.R., Skalet, J.H., Hwang, D.G. Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) in a High-Risk Patient Population. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, April 27-May 1, 2008.

Liu, Q., Lyubarsky, A., Skalet, J.H., Pugh, E.N. Jr, Pierce, E.A. (2003) RP1 is Required for the Correct Stacking of the Outer Segment Discs. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 44(10): 4171-83.

Nakamura, M., Skalet, J., Miyake, Y. (2003) RDH5 Gene Mutations and the Electroretinogram in Fundus Albipunctatus with or without Macular Dystrophy. Documenta Ophthalmologica 107(1): 3-11.

Skalet, J., Liu, Q., Pierce, E.A. Doublecortin Domains in the RP1 Protein Contribute to its Interaction with Microtubules in the Photoreceptor Connecting Cilia. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, May 4-10, 2002.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS    
Skalet, J.H., Update on Corneal Surgery Techniques. Lecturer for Kaiser Permanente Optometry Continuing Medical Education Program, Oakland CA, January 2009.

Skalet, J.H., Diseases of the Anterior Segment. Guest panelist for resident review course, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, January 2008.

Skalet, J.H., LASIK Patient Education Seminar. University of California, San Francisco, August 2007.

Skalet, J.H., Ophthalmic Manifestations of Systemic Diseases. Lecturer for Ophthalmic Nursing Program, Princess Marina Hospital, Gabarone, Botswana, March 2007.

Skalet, J.H., Identification and Treatment of Glaucoma. Lecturer for Ophthalmic Nursing Program, Princess Marina Hospital, Gabarone, Botswana, March 2007.

Skalet, J.H., Fungal Diseases of the Eye. Internal Medicine Resident Lecture Series, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, November 2006.

Skalet, J.H., Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: A Case Report. Heed Adler Lecture, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, April 2006.

Skalet, J.H., The Residency Match 101. Lecturer for third year medical students, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, April 2003.


MEMBERSHIPS    
2008-present The Cornea Society

2008-present The American Society of Cataract and Refractive surgery

2004-present American Academy of Ophthalmology

1998-present American Medical Association

LICENSURE    
2008-present American Board of Ophthalmology, Board-certified

2007-present California Medical License

2012-present Oregon Medical License
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Primary Specialty
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Ophthalmologist (MD)