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James R. Waldman, M.D.

About me: Retired June 2019

James R. Waldman, M.D.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Advanced Cataract Surgery
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology


Southeast Portland
Northeast Portland
Phone: (503) 255-2291

Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

You and your families have trusted me with your eye care for many years and I am most grateful to you for this.  I regard our relationship as a trusted partnership.  Although I will miss our visits together, I am leaving you all in the capable hands of my very expert partners, Drs. Christine Hauptmann, Roger Saulson, Jonathan Kemp, Daniel Holland, Shane Kim, Jordan Lubahn, Robert McGlynn, Jon Yoken, Brian Chan-Kai and Elizabeth Verner-Cole.   I would also like to introduce Dr. Francisco Castillo, a Board Certified Oculoplastic specialist in reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid and facial surgery, who has joined our group.  You can have confidence, as do I that any of them will take very wise care of your eyes and protect your vision.

Again, thank you for many years of confidence, loyalty and friendship.  It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you.




1973 - 1976
University of Colorado (Denver, CO)
Residency in Ophthalmology
Military Service
1971 - 1973
U.S. Public Health Service, Indian Health Service
Winnebago Indian Hospital
Staff Physician
1970 - 1971
University of Pittsburgh, Presbyterian-University Hospital
(Pittsburgh, PA)
Internal Medicine Internship
Medical School
1966 - 1970
University of California (San Francisco, CA)
Doctor of Medicine
1962 - 1966
University of California (Berkley, CA)
Bachelor of Science


1976 Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, MD10055
1977 American Board of Ophthalmology


Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR
Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center, Gresham, OR
Adventist Medical Center, Portland, OR
Legacy Portland Hospitals, Portland, OR
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR


July 1976 - Present Private Practice, EyeHealth Northwest (formerly East Portland Eye Clinic)


Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Ophthalmology Oregon Health Sciences University Portland, OR
Conduct Annual School Eye Care of Vision Screening Symposium for Oregon Teachers and Nurses


American Medical Association
Oregon Medical Association
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland


Developed and distributed Low Vision aid kit to Oregon Ophthalmologists.
President, Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
Executive Committee, Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology 1976 - Present
Chairman Conservation: Vision Committee Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology 1977 - 1980


Characterization of Oxygen Receptors in the Human Umbilical Artery J Clinical Investigation; 48 (6) 42, June 1969
Wrote and Published School Eye Care Manual for Oregon Department of Public Education

Practice Locations:

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

24601 SE Stark St.
Gresham, OR 97060
Phone : (503) 255-2291

Northeast Portland
5050 NE Hoyt St.,#245
Portland, OR 97213
Phone : (503) 255-2291


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:

Request Appointment Online  
Southeast: 503-255-2291  
Gresham: 503-255-2291  
Northeast: 503-255-2291  

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. Waldman's Laser Vision Correction Center at: 503-261-7262.

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


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