J Kevin McKinney MD

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Glaucoma Specialist, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light." (Matthew 6:22)

Dr. McKinney is a fellowship trained glaucoma specialist and comprehensive ophthalmologist, with expertise in glaucoma and cataract surgery. "One hundred years ago, glaucoma was a uniformly blinding disease. With recent advances in diagnostic technology, medical therapy and surgical technique, blindness due to glaucoma is now uncommon in the USA. Our current challenge in caring for persons with glaucoma is to preserve a lifetime of good vision without diminishing quality of life."

Dr. McKinney received his B.S., Phi Beta Kappa, in Biology from Baylor University and also participated in Honors Study at St. Peter's College at Oxford University. He graduated from Medical School at Baylor College of Medicine and continued his studies at Johns Hopkins University where he received a Master of Public Health, Epidemiology. Dr. McKinney spent a year as a missionary at ECWA Eye Hospital, Kano, Nigeria, West Africa. Upon his return to the United States, he completed his residency in Ophthalmology and Fellowship in Glaucoma at the University of Iowa. He practiced as a glaucoma specialist for three years at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia before joining EyeHealth Northwest in 1998.

Dr. McKinney has served on the Executive Committee of the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology since 2000 and was President of the organization from 2010-2012. Dr. McKinney enjoys teaching and lecturing. He has presented as faculty at several international meetings, including ones in Nepal, Israel, Japan and China, and served as volunteer faculty with ORBIS, the flying eye hospital. Like many of his partners at EyeHealth Northwest, Dr. McKinney shares a strong commitment to serving the medical needs of those living in less privilege situations. His short-term medical trips have focused on training local physicians through lectures and one-on-one surgical demonstration.

Dr. McKinney and his wife, Greta, met studying Public Health at Johns Hopkins. She is a RN with work experience ranging from the NIH treatment ICU in Bethesda Maryland to village health nursing in rural Benin Republic, West Africa. Their three children, Christian, James and Noelle, attended a Mandarin language immersion program throughout elementary school and all share a love for music, reading, swimming and camping. The family is active in their church and in the ministry of Eagle Fern Camp (a local Christian summer camp).

BORN:    April 21, 1961
Fort Worth, TX
BUSINESS ADDRESS:    EyeHealth Northwest
1306 Division St.
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 656-4221 (Phone)
(503) 656-4249 (Fax)
11086 S.E. Oak St.
Milwaukie, OR 97222
(503) 656-4221 (Phone)
(503) 656-4249 (Fax)

Undergraduate:    Honors Study at St. Peter’s College, Oxford University Scholar’s Program, William
Jewell College
Liberty, MO
1979 - 1980

Baylor University
Waco, TX
September 1980 - June 1983, Degree: BS-Biology, Cum Laude
Honors:    Alpha Chi
Cornelia Marshall Smith Award
Mortar Board
Omicron Delta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa
Medical School:    Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
August 1983 - June 1987, Degree: MD
Honors:    Graduated"With Honor"
Arnold A. Zimmermann Award for Excellence in Cell Biology and Histology
Honors in Physiology Award
Alpha Omega Alpha
Internship:    St. Joseph Hospital
Houston, TX
July 1987 - June 1988, Transitional Internship
Graduate:    Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health
Baltimore, MD
1988 - 1989, Degree: MPH  (Master of Public Health)
Residency:    University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
July 1990 - June 1993, Ophthalmology Residency
Fellowship:    University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
July 1994 - June 1995, Fellow, Glaucoma Division, Department of Ophthalmology
LICENSURE:    Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, MD21053, 1998
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, H4540, 1988 - INACTIVE
Iowa State Board of Medical Examiners, 29197, 1993 - INACTIVE
American Board of Ophthalmology, 1994
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:    Willamette Falls Hospital, Oregon City, OR
Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Milwaukie, OR
Legacy Meridian Park Hospital, Tualatin, OR
Legacy Portland Hospitals, Portland, OR
Adventist Medical Center, Portland, OR
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
Private Practice, EyeHealth Northwest
September 1998 - Present
Consultant, Glaucoma Division
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1995 - July 1998

Locum Tenens, Southeast Iowa Eye Specialists
Ottumwa Regional Health Center
Ottumwa, IA
January 1994 - June 1994

Associate Missionary
SIM International, ECWA Eye Hospital
Kano, Nigeria, West Africa
September 1989 - June 1990

King Saud University
Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1995 - 1996
University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology
Basic Science Lecture Series

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Glaucoma Society
Christian Medical and Dental Society
Christian Ophthalmology Society
Executive Committee, Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
Iowa Eye Association
McKinney JK, Alward WLM: Unilateral pigmentary glaucoma caused by angle recession. [photo essay] Archives of Ophthalmology 1997; 115:1478-9

McKinney JK: World View: Saudi Arabia, Argus: Ophthalmology World News. February 1997; 2:27,33

Haynes WL, Alward WLM, McKinney JK, Munden PM, Verdick R: Quantitation of iris transillumination defects in eyes of patients with pigmentary glaucoma. J Glaucoma 1994;3:106-113.

Haynes WL, Alward WLM, McKinney JK: Low energy argon laser suture lysis after trabeculectomy. [letter]. Am J Ophthalmol 1994;117:800.

Rosenfield DB, McCarthy M, McKinney JK, Viswanath NS, Nudelman HB: Stuttering induced by theophylline. [letter] Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, 1994; 73:914,918-20

McKinney JK, Kardon RK, Nerad JA: The protective effect of optic nerve sheath fenestration in the unoperated fellow eye in cases of idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.
[ARVO #2060] 1993;34 (suppl):1121.
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