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Matthew B. Kaufman, M.D.

About me:

Dr. Matthew Kaufman

Areas of Expertise:

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Advanced Cataract Surgery


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

“Improving people’s vision makes me excited to come to work every day.”

Dr. Kaufman is a comprehensive ophthalmologist specializing in complex cataract surgery with a special interest in advanced intraocular lenses. He sees patients with a wide range of eye conditions and for vision exams.

Dr. Kaufman was born and raised in northeast Pennsylvania. After completing his undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College he obtained his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Kaufman did his residency training at the UPMC Eye Center where he served as Chief Ophthalmology Resident. Dr. Kaufman is member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and serves on the Self-Assessment Committee creating education materials for ophthalmologists in training and in practice.

After moving to Oregon with his wife, Dr. Kaufman practiced at Kaiser Permanente where he performed thousands of cataract surgeries. He joined Eyehealth Northwest in 2019.

Dr. Kaufman lives in Portland with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys skiing, golf, and cooking.


Positions and Employment

2010 - 2013
Chief Resident, Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Eye Center, Pittsburgh, PA
2009 - 2010
Traditional Medicine
UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh, PA
2005 - 2009
Doctor of Medcine
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
2009 - 2010
Post-Baccalaureate Premedicine
The Pennsylvania State University State College, PA
1997 - 2002
Bachelor of Economics
Swarthmore College, Swathmore, PA
Bachelor of Science
Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Zapopan, Mexico
Summa Cum Laude


2015 American Board of Ophthalmology


2013 -  present Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Northwest Permanente, P.C.
Vancouver, WA, Longview, WA, and Portland, OR
2003 - 2005 MCAT Instructor (all subjects)
Kaplan, Inc.
Binghamton, NY & Scranton, PA
2002 - 2003 Business & Professional Banking Management Development Program (MDP)
M&T Bank Corporation
Buffalo, NY
1999 - 2001 Producer (Internet Startup)
TeamSphere Interactive, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
1998 - 1999 Intern
Wilkes-Barre, PA


2009 - present American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
2017 - present American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
2009 - 2013 Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
2006 - 2013 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
2005 - 2013 Allegheny County Medical Society (ACMS)
2005 - 2013 Pennsylvania Medical Society
2005 - 2009 American Medical Student Association (AMSA)


2010 Kaufman MB, Dhaliwal DK. Spontaneous Improvement of Channel Deposits and Stromal Haze Following Intacs Implantation. Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2010 Aug 16:1-3.
2009 Hertle RW, Felius J, Yang D, Kaufman M. Eye muscle surgery for infantile nystagmus syndrome in the first two years of life. Clinical Ophthalmology. 2009;3:615-24.


2013 Kaufman MB, Medina-Mendez CA, Friberg TF, Eller AW. Evaluation of peripheral retinal vasculitis in retinitis pigmentosa using wide-field fluorescein angiography. May 8, 2013. ARVO Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Awarded National Eye Institute (NEI) Travel Grant for 2013 ARVO Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA


2013 Medina-Mendez CA, Kaufman MB, Eller AW, Friberg TR. Correlation of posterior inflammatory leakage and cystoid macular edema with retinal pigment epitheliumatrophy in retinitis pigmentosa evaluated with Optos wide-field fluorescein angiography. Accepted for presentation May 8, 2013, ARVO Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
2012 Nguyen M, Kaufman MB, Saladino R. Retina Cam in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Submitted June 2012. American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting.
2012 Kaufman MB, Waxman EL. Delivering Ophthalmic Care to Underserved Populations: The Guerrilla Eye Service. February 24, 2012. UPMC Graduate Medical Education Leadership Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
2008 Kaufman MB, Shi X, Yavorcik K, Hertle RW, Zhao K, Yang D. Suppression of Fixational Eye Movements. Poster session, Apr 27 2008. ARVO Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
2007 Kaufman MB, Zhu M, Hertle RW, Zawrotny K, Yang D. Threshold of Dynamic Vernier Stimuli Detected with Oculomotor Responses. Poster session, May 6 2007. ARVO Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL.


2011 Kaufman, Matthew B. Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy: An Update. Guest Speaker. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Rheumatology Grand Rounds. Oct 21 2011. Pittsburgh, PA.
2009 Kaufman, Matthew B. The Guerrilla Eye Service as a Model for Medical Student Education. Annual Meeting of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology, Jan 29 2009. Indian Wells, CA.
2008 Kaufman, Matthew B. Suppression of Fixational Eye Movements. 2008 Vision Research Day. UPMC Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Jun 20 2008. Pittsburgh, PA.


2006 - 2013 Guerrilla Eye Service, Co-founder
2006 - 2007 Allegheny Health Education Center, Ophthalmology Coordinator

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


12050 SE Stevens Rd, Suite 100
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Main: (503) 783-3300


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:

Southeast: 503-255-2291  
Gresham: 503-255-2291  
Northeast: 503-255-2291  
Sunnyside: 503-783-3300  

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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