Retina Specialist, Vitreoretinal Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
Dr. Brian Chan-Kai was named one of Portland’s Top Doctors in 2018 by Portland Monthly Magazine.
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.
"Dr. Chan-Kai is phenomenal. On June 21st I found out I had to have an emergency retinal detachment repair in my left eye. I was terrified, but Dr. Chan-Kai and his assistant Cory were so amazing in explaining everything to me. On June 23rd I had my surgery at St. Vincent’s. I can’t explain enough how relieved I am to know I was in the best hands for having to have this procedure done. I went to my post op appointment today and he says it’s looking pretty good all thanks to his excellent work. I highly recommend him if you have to have anything done, especially if it’s an emergency. I’m amazed at their level of care! The only thing bad I experienced was an hour wait time, but it’s definitely worth it when you’re in great hands! Thank you so much!"
"I very much appreciate the selfless professional attitudes that I have experienced by Dr. Chan-Kai and his team. Weekend surgery and night calls. And I was never made to feel I was a bother. Thank You ❣️"