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Jonathan Yoken, M.D.



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Rory M. Cook, O.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

Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous,
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

Dr. Jonathan Yoken was named one of Portland's Top Doctors in 2016 by Portland Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Yoken has broad experience in all areas of medical and surgical retinal disease, but he has a particular interest in macular degeneration.

Before joining Eyehealth Northwest, Dr. Yoken served as an investigator in many landmark clinical trials of new treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular occlusions.

 


Dr. Yoken graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. degree in Biology. He subsequently attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Distinction in Medical Research award. He was also elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical student honor society. After earning his medical degree, Dr. Yoken completed his internship at The University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Medical Center. He then went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at The University of Pennsylvania Scheie Eye Institute, where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Yoken then served as a fellow in vitreoretinal surgery at Oregon Health Science University Casey Eye Institute. During fellowship, he was awarded a Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship for research as well as a Distinguished Service Award. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Yoken spent three years in private practice at the Retina Group of Florida, in Fort Lauderdale, before joining Eyehealth Northwest, where he served as an investigator in many landmark clinical trials of new treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular occlusions.

Dr. Yoken has broad experience in all areas of medical and surgical retinal disease. This includes the repair of complex retinal detachments, surgical management of diabetic eye disease, macular hole and pucker surgery, repair of intra-ocular lens complications as well as complications from other eye surgeries and traumatic injuries. Dr. Yoken also has extensive experience in using the newest medical treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular occlusions. His research has been published in numerous journals, including Ophthalmology, Retina, Archives of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers and Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. He has also authored a chapter on the treatment of macular degeneration. Dr. Yoken has presented his work at many local and national meetings. He is Board Certified and an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, The American Society of Retinal Specialists and the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology.

When not working, Dr. Yoken enjoys hiking, is an avid skier and loves spending time with his wife and three daughters.

Education:

Fellowship
2001 - 2003
Fellow in Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University (Portland, OR)
   
Residency
1998 - 2001
Residency in Ophthalmology
Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
 
Internship
1997 - 1998
Transitional Internship
Presbyterian Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System Philadelphia, PA
 
Medical School
1993 - 1997
Doctor of Medicine
St. Louis University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO
 
Undergraduate
1989 - 1993
B.A. degree in Biology
Washington University St. Louis, MO
 

LICENSURE AND CERTIFCATION

Oregon MD22939  
2002 American Board of Ophthalmology
1997 National Board of Medical Examiners

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, OR
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR
Casey Eye Institute, Portland, OR
Adventist Medical Center, Portland, OR

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2006 - Present Private Practice, EyeHealth Northwest
2003 - 2006 Retina Group of Florida

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2006 - Present Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Casey Eye Institute

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Medical Association
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Alpha Omega Alpha

PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters Yoken J, Duncan JL, Berger JW, Duneaif J, Fine SL. Laser Photocoagulation for Choroidal Neovascularization in Age-related Macular Degeneration. In: Lim, J ed. Age-Related Macular Degeneration. New York, Marcel Dekker, Inc. 2002. pp. 181-201
Papers Lauer AK, Yoken J, Klein ML, Wilson DJ. Clinicopathologic Correlation of Successfully Treated Choroidal Neovascularization Lying Within the Notch of a Large Serous Retinal Pigment Epithelial Detachment. Arch Ophthalmol. 2004;122:1383-1390.
  Murthy RC *, McFarland TJ *, Yoken J, Chen S, Barone C, Burke D, Zhang Y, Appukuttan B, and Stout JT. Corneal Transduction to Inhibit Angiogenesis and Graft Failure. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.2003;44:1837-1842.
  Yoken J, Forbes BJ, Maguire AM, Prenner JL, Carpentieri D. Microsporidial Endophthalmitis in a Patient With Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Retina 2002; February 22(1):123-5.
  Berger JW, Yoken J. Computer-assisted Quantitation of Choroidal Neovascularization for Clinical Trials. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.2000; 41: 2286-2295.
  Ho AC, Maguire MG, Yoken J, Lee MS, Shin DS, Javornik NB, Fine SL, the Choroidal Neovascularization Prevention Trial Research Group. Laser-induced Drusen Reduction Improves Visual Function at 1 Year. Ophthalmology 1999; 106: 1367-1374.
  Piccone MR, Piltz JR, Yoken J. A false-positive Seidel test after Ahmed valve insertion. Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers 1999; April 30(4): 313-314.
  Yoken J, Rantis PC, Vernava AM, Longo WE. Strategies for the Management of Colorectal Cancer Risk in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis. Surgical Research Communications 1997; 19, 37-43.
Abstracts Yoken J, Murthy R, McFarland T, Barone CM, Chen SL, Appukuttan B, Stout JT. Production of a Lentiviral Vector Containing an Endostatin:Kringle-5 Fusion Gene an Inhibitor of Post-Penetrating Keratoplasty Neovascularization in a Rabbit Model. [Arvo Abstract, Paper Presentation], Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 2002; 43(4): S1868.
  Yoken J, Rantis PC, Vernava AM, Longo WE. Strategies for the Management of Colorectal Cancer Risk in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis. Surgical Research Communications 1997; 19, 37-43.
  Yoken J, Piccone MR. Prevalence and Legal Implications of the Distribution of Videotapes to Patients undergoing Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures [ARVO abstract]. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1999; 40(4): S286.
  Berger JW, Shin DS, Sharma MC, Javornik NB, Lee MS, Yoken J, Ho AC, CNVPT Study Group. Comparison of manual and computer assisted drusen quantitation in a clinical trial [Academy Abstract]. 103rd AAO Final Program 1999; 197. Scientific paper nr 323.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

Age Related Macular Degeneration: Current Perspectives. Broward County Ophthalmologic Society, September 13, 2004.
Gene Therapy in Age Related Macular Degeneration. Florida State Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting, Sarasota, September 12, 2003.
Endoscopic Vitreoretinal Surgery. Grand Rounds, Casey Eye Institute and Devers Eye Institute, February 21, 2003
Vein Occlusion: Pathophysiology, Approach to Management, and New Therapeutic Modalities. Columbia River Gorge Vitreoretinal Update, July 19, 2002
The Management of Dislocated Intraocular Lenses Presented at “Thorny Issues in Ophthalmology”, COT continuing education course, Devers Eye Institute, June 10, 2002
Production of a Lentiviral Vector Containing an Endostatin:Kringle-5 Fusion Gene an Inhibitor of Post-Penetrating Keratoplasty Neovascularization in a Rabbit Model. Paper presentation, ARVO 2002
Computer-assisted Quantitation of Choroidal Neovascularization for Clinical Trials. Presented at the 126th Annual Scheie Eye Institute Alumni Meeting, May 2000

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

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

Request an Appointment:

 
Northwest: 503-227-2020  
Southeast: 503-255-2291  
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

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Dr. Yoken is a gem. He takes good care of me. He is supportive, informative and thorough. Gentle too. Thank you Dr. Yoken!-Survey Review

Dr. Yoken is very professional and is very good at explaining all procedures and results.-Survery Review

I've been seeing Dr. Yoken for almost 10 years and have receieved excellent treatment and the staff always greets me and is friendly-Survey Review

Dr Yoken is an outstanding physician who has given my eyesight back. I highly recommend him and very much appreciate what he has done for my eysight -Survey Review

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