Brian T Chan-Kai MD

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Retina Specialist
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

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Dr. Chan-Kai is a board certified ophthalmologist, specializing in Vitreoretinal disease and surgery.

Dr. Chan-Kai graduated from the University of California in 1998 with a B.S. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. He subsequently attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical student honor society.

After earning his medical degree, Dr. Chan-Kai completed both his Internship in 2004 and his Residency in Ophthalmology in 2007 at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals. After deciding to sub-specialize in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery and Ocular Oncology, he was accepted as a fellow at OHSU’s Casey Eye Institute for a 2 year Vitreoretinal fellowship program from 2007 – 2009.

Dr. Chan-Kai has participated in many research programs as well as having several published papers in medical journals. He has also been invited to present his research at both national and local meetings and seminars. Dr. Chan-Kai is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The American Medical Association, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, The American Society of Retinal Specialists and the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology.

While Dr. Chan-Kai has enjoyed practicing and teaching at Baylor College of Medicine for the past 2 years, he and his family wanted to return to the Portland area.


Name: Brian T. Chan-Kai, M.D.

Undergraduate    University of California
Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Science
Major: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
1994 – 1998
Medical School    Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Doctor of Medicine
1999 – 2003
Internship    Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
Houston, TX
Thomas Vargo, M.D., Director
2003 – 2004
Residency    Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
Department of Ophthalmology
Houston, TX
Elizabeth Baze, M.D., Director
2004 – 2007
Fellowship:    Oregon Health and Science University
Casey Eye Institute/ Devers Eye Institute
Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Portland, OR
Andreas Lauer, M.D., Director
2007 – 2009
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Board Certified
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Ophthalmologist (MD)
410 out of 846 people found this review helpful
Summary: great doctors, poor registration staff
April 8th, 2014
the technicians and physicians are awesome. the people sitting at the front desk avoided me. it wasn't very nice of them. there was no one in line. i was the only person there and when i walked up everyone looked away. and, when i was checking out...the same thing happened. i made a point of walking up to the person who avoided me the most when i was checking was clear to me that he DID NOT want to check me out. i don't know it a game to see who gets the least number of patients checked in, in a day? very rude.

there are A LOT of people looking for work. if you don't like your job, find another one.
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