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Brian T. Chan-Kai, M.D.



About me:

Brian T. Chan-Kai, M.D.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Disease

Locations

  • Northwest | (503) 227-2020
  • Oregon City | (503) 656-4221
  • Southeast Portland | (503) 255-2291
  • Tigard | (503) 227-2020

Retina Specialist, Vitreoretinal Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

Dr. Chan-Kai has strong experience in a wide range of vitreoretinal conditions and carries a particular interest in diabetic retinopathy, macular surgery and macular degeneration.

 


Brian T. Chan-Kai, MD 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 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.

Education:

Fellowship
2007 - 2009
Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Oregon Health and Science University
Casey Eye Institute/ Devers Eye Institute
 
Residency
2004 - 2007
Department of Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
 
Internship
2003 - 2004
Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals

 
Medical School
1999 - 2003
Doctor of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Undergraduate
1994 - 2003
Bachelor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of California
 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Professor Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Department of Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
September 2009 to Present
Instructor Department of Ophthalmology
Oregon Health and Science University
Casey Eye Institute/Devers Eye Institute
Portland, OR
2007 Present
Chief Resident
and Instructor
Department of Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
2006 - 2007

OTHER INFORMATION

Honors/Awards Golden Key National Honor Society,1997
University of California
Los Angeles, CA
  Phi Beta Kappa, 1998
University of California
Los Angeles, CA
  Department of Microbiology Section Honors,1998
University of California
Los Angeles, CA
  President Undergraduate Fellowship for Research, 1998
University of California
Los Angeles, CA
  Provost Honor List, 1998
University of California
Los Angeles, CA
  Outstanding Project and Presentation, 2000
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
  Hanus Scholarship, 2002
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
  Alpha Omega Alpha, 2002
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
  Award for Teaching Excellence, 2006, 2007
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
  Travel Grant, 2008
Association for Research in Ophthalmology
  Annenberg Center Mentoring in Ophthalmology, 2008
Research Program

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

American Board of Ophthalmology
Diplomate, 2008
Oregon: MD27367
Texas: N3546

RESEARCH INFORMATION

Support Age-related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2). Multicenter randomized trial.
National Eye Institute
Sub-Investigator
2007 - 2009
Contract
  A Retrospective Chart Review of Patients with Neovascular Age-Related
Macular Degeneration Treated with Intravitreal Anti-VEGF Therapy and Time to Remission.
Sub-Investigator
2007 - 2009
  Validation of the Molecular Test for
Predicting Metastasis in Patients with Uveal Melanoma.
Sub-Investigator
2007 - 2009
  Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety of Posterior
Juxtascleral Administration of Anecortave Acetate for Depot Suspension
(15 mg or 30 mg) versus Sham Administration in Patients (Enrolled in
Study or Study at Risk for Developing Sight-Threatening Choroidal
Neovascularization (CNV) Due to Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Alcon - #C-02-60
Sub-Investigator
2007 - 2009
Contract
  The Effect of Genotype and Environmental Risk Factors on
Treatment Response to Intravitreal Lucentis (Ranibizumab) for
Neovascular AMD, Phase IV Clinical Trial Genentech
Sub-Investigator
2007 - 2009
Contract
  Phase II Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Masked, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Comparison Study of the
Safety and Efficacy of Fenretinide in the Treatment of Geographic Atrophy in Subjects with Age-Related
Macular Degeneration.
Serion Therapeutics
Sub-Investigator
2007 - 2009
Contract
  Phase II Multicenter, Randomized Study of the Efficacy of Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor (CNTF)
Delivered via Encapsulated Cell Technology (ECT) Product for the Treatment of Visual Loss
Associated with Retinitis Pigmentosa.
National Eye Institute
Sub-Investigator
2007 - 2009
Contract
National Scientific Participation Peer Reviewer Journals
  Eye, 2009- Present
Ophthalmology. 2007 - Present
Retina, 2007 Present
Journal of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 2009-present

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Medical Association
American Society of Retina Specialists
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Houston Ophthalmologic Society
Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
Texas Ophthalmologic Society

INVITED LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, RESEARCH SEMINARS

Flaxel CJ, Chan-Kai B. Inferior Exudates in Central Serous Chorioretinopathy. World Ophthalmology Congress, Hong Kong, July 2008
Witherspoon SR, Chan-Kai B, Flaxel C. Shooting Baskets in the Wrong Hoop. The Retina Society, Scottsdale, Arizona, September 2008.
Yeh S, Forooghian F, Weichel ED, Wong WT, Faja LJ, Chan-Kai B, Witherspoon SR, Lauer AK, Chew EY, Nussenblatt RB. Fundus Autofluorescence Imaging in the Evaluation of Cytomegalovirus Retinitis. American Society of Retina Specialists, Maui, Hawaii, October 2008
Witherspoon SR, Chan-Kai BT, Weleber R, Watzke R, Lauer AK. Atypical Acute Retinal Pigment Epithelitis (Fluorescein Angiography). American Society of Retina Specialists, Maui, Hawaii, October 2008.
Chan-Kai BT, Witherspoon SR, Weleber RG, Lauer AK. Electroretinographic Findings and Autoretinal Antibodies in Transplant Chorioretinopathy. American Society of Retina Specialists, Maui, Hawaii, October 2008.
Chan-Kai BT. Management of Cystoid Macular Edema: Macular Edema in Hereditary Retinal Disorders. American Academy of Ophthalmology, Atlanta, Georgia. November 2008.
Chan-Kai BT. Ophthalmic Anatomy for the Retinal Technician. Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. November 2008.
Simmons-Rear A, Yeh S, Chan-Kai BT, Lauer AK, Flaxel CJ, Smith JR, Rosenbaum JT, Suhler E. Characterization of Serous Retinal Detachments in Uveitis Patients with Optical Coherence Tomography. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 2009.
Chan-Kai BT. Update on Management and Treatment of Intraocular Lymphoma. Cullen Course, Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, Texas. Feb 2010
Chan-Kai BT. DRCR Trials-How Have They Impacted Macular Edema Treatment. Cullen Course, Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, Texas. Feb 2010
Chan-Kai BT. Leukocoria: Retinal Considerations. Cullen Course, Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, Texas. Feb 2011
Chan-Kai BT. Intermediate Uveitis. Cullen Course, Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, Texas. Feb 2011
Chan-Kai BT. Pigmented Choroidal Lesions: What You Need to Know. Cullen Course, Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, Texas. Feb 2011

PUBLICATIONS

Published Peer Reviewed Journals:
Chan-Kai BT, Yen MT. Combined positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging of orbital lymphoma. Am J Ophthalmol 2005; 140:531-533.
Chan-Kai BT, Yen MT. Lower eyelid entropion in Langer-Giedion syndrome. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2006; 22:59-60.
Lakhanpal RR, Fortun JA, Chan-Kai B, Holz ER. Vitrectomy and lensectomy with and without intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide for vascularly active stage 5 retinal detachments in retinopathy of prematurity. Retina 2006; 26:736-740.
Foroozan R, Chan-Kai B, Marx DP. Dilated conjunctival vessels in a patient undergoing epoprostenol therapy. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology 2007; 35:877-878.
Yang S, Borirakchanyavat S, Chan-Kai BT, Stout JT, Fu AD. Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Retina 2009; 29:708-714.
Chan-Kai BT, Lauer AK. Transconjunctival, sutureless 25-gauge lens sparing vitrectomy for stage 4 retinopathy of prematurity-related retinal detachments. Retina 2009; 29:854-859.
Yeh S, Forooghian F, Faia LJ, Weichel ED, Wong WT, Sen HN, Chan-Kai BT, Witherspoon SR, Lauer AK, Chew EY, Nussenblatt RB. HYPERLINK"http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19996825"Fundus autofluorescence changes in cytomegalovirus retinitis. Retina. 2010 Jan;30(1):42-50.
ACCORD Study Group.
"http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.ezproxyhost.library.tmc.edu/pubmed/20587587"Effects of medical therapies on retinopathy progression in type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jul 15;363(3):233-44. Epub 2010 Jun 29.
Chan-Kai BT, Yeh S, Witherspoon SR, Francis PJ, Weleber RG, Lauer AK. Electoretinographic Findings in Transplant Chorioretinopathy. Clinical Ophthalmology. 2010 Jul 30; 4:777-83
Non Peer-Reviewed Journals
Chan-Kai BT. Macular Degeneration. Houston Medical Journal. Feb 2010.
Abstracts (last 3 years)
Chan-Kai BT, Carvounis PE, Manzano RP, Fortun JA, Kim HH, Albini TA, Kopel AC, Holz ER. Factors influencing visual outcomes following treatment for retinal pigment epithelium detachments associated with age-related macular degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2007; 48:E-Abstract 3390.
Carvounis PE, Kim HH, Manzano RP, Fortun JA, Chan-Kai BT, Albini TA, Holz ER. Anatomical outcomes following treatment for retinal pigment epithelium detachment associated with age-related macular degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2007; 48:E-Abstract 1802.
Chan-Kai BT, Lauer AK. Sutureless, transconjunctival 25-gauge vitrectomy for stage 4A retinopathy of prematurity related retinal detachments. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 2008; 49:E-Abstract
Chan-Kai BT, Yeh S, Smith JR, Flaxel CJ, Lauer AK, Rosenbaum JT, Suhler EB. Correlation of visual acuity and optical coherence tomography findings in patients with birdshot chorioretinopathy. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2009; 50:E-Abstract

TEACHING INFORMATION

Didactic Course Work
Courses Taught at Baylor College of Medicine
Ophthalmology Department:
Fluorescein Angiography Conference, 10 20 hours per year
Ophthalmology resident lectures: Vitreoretinal diseases and surgery, 10 15 hours per year.
Cullen Course, Continuing education topics in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery, 1 2 hours per year
Non-didactic Teaching at Baylor College of Medicine
 
Clinical: Resident instruction in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery, 20-30 hours per week
Clinical: Staffing of resident clinic and surgery at Ben Taub General Hospital, 4-6 hours per week
Clinical: Staffing of resident clinic and surgery at Michael E. DeBakey Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, 4-6 hours per week
Clinical Fellow Training:
Andrew J. Barkmeier, M.D., Houston, Texas, 2009-2010
Golnaz Javey, M.D., Houston, Texas, 2009-Present
Usha Pinninti, M.D., Houston, Texas, 2010-Present
Clinical: Mentorship 20 hours per week
Research Fellow Training
Andrew J. Barkmeier, M.D., Houston, Texas, 2009-Present
Golnaz Javey, M.D., Houston, Texas, 2009-Present
Research: Mentorship 4 to 5 hours per week
Medical Student Mentoring

LECTURES

National Overcoming Macular Degeneration. Fox Houston Morning News. May 2010.
Retinitis Pigmentosa-Current and Future Treatments. Foundation for Fighting Blindness. Houston, Texas. March 2009.
Sutureless, transconjunctival 25-gauge vitrectomy for stage 4A retinopathy of prematurity related retinal detachments. Casey
Eye Institute. Portland, Oregon, 2008
Local Autoimmune and Paraneoplastic Retinopathy. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, September 2009
Intraocular lymphoma. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, September 2009
Factors influencing visual outcomes following treatment for retinal pigment epithelium detachments associated with age-related macular degeneration. Baylor Ophthalmology Alumni Association Day, Houston, Texas, June 2007
Variations in central corneal thickness with changes in intraocular pressure, pilot study. Baylor Ophthalmology Alumni Association Day, Houston, Texas, June 2006.
Update on the treatment of ocular cicatricial pemphigold. Cornea Conference, Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 2005.

Practice Locations:

Northwest Office
1955 NW Northrup St
Portland, OR 97209
Phone : (503) 227-2020



Oregon City Office
1306 Division St
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone : (506) 656-4221


Southeast Portland Office
10819 SE Stark, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97216
Phone : (503) 255-2291


Tigard Office
15298 SW Royalty Pkwy
Tigard, OR 97224
Phone : (503) 227-2020

 

 

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Northwest: 503-227-2020  
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Oregon City: 503-656-4221  
Tigard: 503-227-2020  
 

 

Patient Accounts:

If you have questions about your account or insurance, please call our patient accounts representatives at: 503-344-5115.

Administration:

503-557-2020

Videos & Reviews:

Dr Chan-Kai has bent over backwards for me. I am very thankful to have him as my physician, and would strongly recommend him to friends and family.-Survey Review

Dr. Chan-Kai is outstanding. Excellent patient relation skills, and a fine physician and individual all-around.-Survey Review

Dr Chan-Kai was very kind and helpful considering the seriousness of my problem.-Survey 04/08/2016

 

 

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