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Kerry B. Hagen, M.D.

About me:

Kerry B. Hagen, M.D.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Dry Eye Specialist
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Advanced Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea and External Disease Specialist


  • Northwest
  • Barnes Road
  • Tigard
    Phone: (503) 227-2020

Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

EyeHealth Northwest congratulates Dr. Kerry Hagen on his recent dry eye research and study publication in medical journal, Clinical Ophthalmology.

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Dr. Kerry Hagen was named one of Portland's Top Doctors in 2014 by Portland Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Hagen appreciates how ophthalmology combines technological advances, micro-surgery and high patient satisfaction in one area of medicine.

“There is so much innovation technologically and clinically in ophthalmology that there are always new and interesting things to learn and adapt into practice that are helpful for patient outcomes and care.”

“I believe in respecting and valuing all of our patients. I want to provide the best ophthalmic care that Eye Health Northwest can provide and offer this consistently.”

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Kerry B. Hagen M.D. joined the staff of Eye Health Northwest in 1993. He is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a specialty in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery. “I was drawn to this practice area because I like people, science and working with my hands.” He combines his natural talents with a straightforward and thoughtful approach to bring his patients the best care possible.

Dr. Hagen appreciates how ophthalmology combines technological advances, micro-surgery and high patient satisfaction in one area of medicine. “There is so much innovation technologically and clinically in ophthalmology that there are always new and interesting things to learn and adapt into practice that are helpful for patient outcomes and care.”

July 2010—Dr. Kerry Hagen was among an international faculty of volunteers that recently traveled to Hue, Vietnam to lecture and instruct eye surgical techniques to Vietnamese ophthalmologists.

Over 400 Vietnamese eye surgeons from Ho Chi Minh City (saigon), Hanoi, Da Nang, and other parts of the country came to learn from 30 leading specialist from around the world. The international humanitarian eye care and training expeditions are sponsored by the non-profit Hawaiin Eye Foundation, providing eye health care, surgery and instruction for over 25 years.

Dr. Hagen and his fellow faculty members traveled to Vietnam at their own expense to donate their time."We are really doing this for the patients of our Vietnamese colleagues. They are the ones who benefit from the enhanced skills we impart to their surgeons." Overall, training was provided in modern treatment of cataracts and intraocular lenses, laser, corneal, retinal and ocular reconstructive surgery, as well as, glaucoma diagnosis and treatment.

To learn more about our Community and Charitable Eye Care click here or for more information about the non-profit sight saving work of the Hawaiin Eye Foundation, see

The patient’s best interest is always at the forefront of Dr. Hagen’s mind, and he understands that an empathetic nature is critical in helping people. “I have been at EHNW for quite some time, and I have grown very fond of my patients.” In his pursuit of the best service for his patients, he demands excellence from himself and his staff. “Competence is essential. It means that you have a mastery of your particular field and you perform the duties of that field at a very high level through skill and hard work.”

In 2006, Dr. Hagen was one of several doctors invited to Mongolia by Health for Humanity to teach local doctors new techniques. Mongolia has a shortage of trained ophthalmologists. Because of the apprentice model for training doctors, the ophthalmologists that do exist there are often trained by the same doctor. Therefore, there is limited exposure to different techniques and training. Dr. Hagen found this trip very rewarding and looks forward to more opportunities to help on this level.

Dr. Hagen works with tremendous focus and dedication, but he values his down time too. He and his wife, Kelly, share many interests, including the same profession. When they are not working, they love to stay active and travel. Often, their trips combine these two passions. Part of what he enjoys most about his trips is the ability to heighten his senses in a new environment–every moment feels memorable because of its unfamiliarity. “When I travel, I do a fair amount of street photography. It’s creative, and it gets me in close touch with the country or area that I’m in and helps me focus my mind in the environment around me.”

The Northwest is an ideal place for Dr. Hagen since he prefers a little rain to endless days of sun. This reflects the part of him that appreciates nuanced beauty and variety. His taste in literature favors the poetic and succinct style of Hemingway. For him, less is often more. This may explain his attraction to fly fishing as well.“Fly fishing puts me on a river with the water rushing. These rivers are some of the most beautiful places in the world. For me, being there is reason enough.”


1990 - 1991

Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
Emory University, Atlanta Georgia Eye

1990 - 1990
Cornea and External Disease Fellowship
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, England
1985 - 1988
Residency in Ophthalmology
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
1984 - 1985
Transitional Internship
Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR
Medical School
1980 - 1984
Doctor of Medicine
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
1976 - 1980
Bachelor of Science, Biophysics
Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA


1993 Oregon Board of Medical Examiners MD18505
1985 Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
1990 American Board of Ophthalmology


Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, OR
Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR


1993 - Present Private Practice, EyeHealth Northwest (formerly Oregon Medical Eye Clinic)
1991 - 1993 Director, Section of Ophthalmology
San Bernardino County
Medical Center San Bernardino, CA
1989 - 1991 Private Practice, Spokane Eye Clinic Spokane, WA
1988 - 1989 Private Practice, Eye Care, Inc. Spokane, WA


1993 - Present Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology
Oregon Health Sciences University
1991 - 1993 Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Loma Linda University


American Academy of Ophthalmology
International Society of Refractive Surgeons
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
Oregon Medical Association
Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland


2017 Hagen KB, Blackie CA, Ramen B, Christenson-Akagi KJ. Comparison of a Single-Dose Vectored Thermal Pulsation (VTP) Procedure with a 3 Month Course of Daily Oral Doxycycline for Moderate to Severe Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Clinical Ophthalmology. 2018; Accepted for publication 10/29/2017 Read Full Article


Hagen K, Johnson-Wint-Wint 6, Waring G. Progressive nonulcerative keratolysis associated with corneal metalloproteinases. Cornea 1997; 16(4):486-492
1997 Hagen KB, Kettering JD, Aprecio RM, Beltran F, Maloney RK: Lack of Virus transmission by the excimer laser plume.  American Journal of Ophthalmology., 1997; 124:206-211
1995 Waring GO, O'Connell MA, Maloney RK, Hagen KB, Brint SF, Durrie DS, Gordon M, Steinert RF:   Photorefractive keratectomy for myopia using 4.5 millimeter ablation zone. Journal of Refractive Surgery 1995. May-June 1(3):170-180.
1995 Seal DV, Wright P, Ficker L, Hagen KB, Troski M, Menday P: Placebo Controlled Trial of Fusidic Acid Gel and Oxytetracycline for Blepharitis and Rosacea. Br Journal of Ophthalmology 1995; 79: 42-45.
1993 Hanna KD, Hayward JM, Hagen KB, Simon G, Parel JM, Waring GO: Keratotomy for Astigmatism using and Arcuate Keratome. Arch Ophthalmol 1993; 111:998-1004
1993 Gailitis RP, Patterson SW, Samuels MA, Hagen KB, Ren Q, Waring GO: Comparison of laser phacoevaporation using the ER-YAG and the ER-YSGG laser. Arch Ophthalmology 1993; 111:697-700
1993 Maloney R, Friedman M, Harmon T, Hayward M, Hagen KB, Gailitis R, Waring G A prototype erodible mask delivery system for the excimer laser. Ophthalmology 1993; 100:542-549
1993 Hagen KB, Johnson-Wint B, Waring G: Keratolysis and MMP-1/MMP-3. Presented at the APC conference, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA February 7, 1993
1993 Hagen KB, Kim EK, Waring GO: Comparison of excimer laser rnyopic keratomilausis with BKS myopic keratomiieusis in cadaver eyes. Refractive Corneal Surgery 1993; 9:36-41
1992 Maloney R, Hagen KB, Brint S, Caldwell O, Durrie D, Gordon M, Puliafito C, Steinert R, Wagin GO: Refractive and visual results of excimer laser photo- refractive keratectomy for myopia 9 month after surgery. Invest Ophthalmology Vision Science (suppi) 1992
1992 Gailitis R, Patterson S, Samuels M, Hagen KB, Ren Q, Waring GO: Comparison of laser phacoablation using the Er:YAG and the Er:YSGG laser. Presented at the OE-Laser conference, January 1992
1991 Maloney RK, Friedman M, Harmon T, Hayward M, Hagen KB, Gailitis R, Waring GO: A prototype ablatable mask delivery system for the excimer laser. Invest Ophthalmology Vision Science (suppi) 1991; 32:722
1988 Hagen KB, Chan CK, Wessels IF: Valsalva Hemorrhagic Retinopathy and Diving. Presented at Loma Linda University Research Forum, April 1988
1988 Markoff DK, McNeill J, Wessels IF, Hagen KB: The Corneal Triple Procedure. Loma Linda University Experience and Results. Poster Presentation at Alumni Post-Graduate Convention. March 1988
1987 Hagen KB, McNeill J: Determination of Intraocular Lens Power in Corneal Triple Procedures. Presented at Loma Linda University Research Forum, April 1987
1987 Hagen KB: Itchy Eyes. Inland Pediatrics 1987; 17:4


Coordinator, Excimer Photorefractive Keratectomy clinical trial IIb. Emory University, 1990-1991
Coorinator, Excimer Photorefractive Keratectomy clinical trial. Emory University, 1990-1991
Investigator in IRB study of Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis at Oregon Health Sciences University

Practice Locations:

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

Barnes Road Office
9555 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 201
Portland, OR 97225
Phone : (503) 227-2020

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

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Preparing for your Visit:

Prior to Your Appointment: Please complete and print the Patient history, HIPPA and payment policy forms even if you are an established patient. Once you have completed the forms, please bring them with you on the day of your appointment. Due to privacy issues, please do not attempt to send these forms to our office via e-mail.

Please check with your insurance company(s) to verify your “vision care” coverage for routine eye examinations by calling the customer service phone number listed on your insurance card. You may also call this same number to verify “medical” benefits for medically necessary visits and procedures.

The Day of Your Appointment:
Bring your current medical insurance card(s) with you.

  • The co-pay amount listed on your insurance card will be collected at the time of your visit.
  • For charges not covered by your individual insurance plan, payment is due at the time of service. Prompt pay discounts are available on certain services. Please ask at the front desk.

As part of your examination with us today, your pupils may be dilated. With dilation, most people experience light sensitivity and difficulty with near vision (such as reading). Some individuals also have difficulty seeing in the distance. The effects of the dilation can last several hours.


Patient Forms:

Patient History


Payment Policy

Request an Appointment:

Northwest: 503-227-2020  
Barnes Road: 503-227-2020  
Tigard: 503-227-2020  

Laser Vision Correction Surgery:

To find out more about Laser Vision Correction Surgery, click on the Laser Vision Correction section of our web site or call Dr. Kerry Hagen's Laser Vision Correction Coordinator: 503-973-1676.

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Dry Eye Center of Excellence:

To find out more about our advanced treatment options and care for dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), click on the Dry Eye section of our web site or call Dr. Kerry Hagen's Patient Care Coordinator: 503-973-1676.

Schedule a Dry Eye Consultation


Patient Accounts:

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



Videos & Reviews:

Dr. Kerry Hagen Reviews:

My physician is Kerry Hagen, M.D. His treatment of me has not just been satisfactory in all respects, he has really gone beyond what I expected to treat my eye conditions. I hold him up as the shining example of a concerned professional. He has tirelessly sought to resolve my issues I am very pleased with the optical department as well.-Google Review

Two years after surgery and life with my new eyes couldn't be better. Why? Because I don't run into things like: Wishing I could see the BIG E at the top of the eye chart. You know, the one taller than the "Made in Oregon" sign?
-Foggy glasses cycling in the rain as I carom off parked cars.
-Tender needle-points of pain with old, razor contacts in the morning.
-14 pounds worth of saline and other eye-related travel accessories for a trip to the store to get milk, much less a backpacking trip. I practically had to bring a pack-horse to carry all the stuff...No more! Dr Kerry Hagen and his team turned a coke-bottle glasses bumpkin into a contemporary city slicker with 20/15 (really good!) vision. I'm still a bumpkin, but now nobody knows. Well, most people don't know. Hands-down, this is the best thing I've done for myself since chopping off the freshman 'fro I grew my first year in college. Eye Health NW will take care of you. Just pretend the little Dremel tool they use to burn away your epithelium (outside layer of eyeball - I got PRK) is a magic wand that will transform your day to day existence. And that the laser machine they point at your skull after pinning your eyelids back is a transporter taking you to a different (ZAP!!) world.It's all worth it. Take a few nice dinners out and put it toward eye surgery
.-Yelp Review


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