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William E. Flanary, M.D.

About me:

William E Flanary, M.D.

  Areas of Expertise:

  • Advanced Cataract Surgery
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology


Oregon City
Phone: (503) 656-4221

Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

 Dr. William E. Flanary grew up in Houston, TX and completed his undergraduate studies at Texas Tech University, where he was selected to join the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology.  During his time at Texas Tech, Dr. Flanary met his wife, a native Oregonian.  After college, Dr. Flanary left the heat and humidity of Texas for New Hampshire, where he attended Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine.  While studying at Dartmouth, Dr. Flanary discovered his love of ophthalmology.  He was attracted to the advanced technological aspects of the field as well as the meaningful relationships that are forged with patients and colleagues. Dr. Flanary was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society prior to earning his medical degree.  He then completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, one of the nation’s perennial top 10 ophthalmology training programs.  During his residency training, Dr. Flanary served as Editor-in-Chief of Eyerounds, one of the top ophthalmology educational resources in the world.

In his free time, Dr. Flanary enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.  They enjoy exploring the natural beauty Oregon has to offer.  Dr. Flanary’s hobbies include cycling, kayaking, hiking, and competitive ultimate Frisbee (he has played for top club teams all over the country). He is also a prolific writer, of both medicine and comedy. His work has been featured in The Ophthalmologist and on, as well as on the popular medical satire website,

Dr. Flanary provides comprehensive eye care services, with expertise in cataract evaluations and surgery, eyelid procedures, glaucoma evaluations, diabetic exams, and much more. 




Institutions Attended



Ophthalmology Residency
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC)
Iowa City, IA

Transitional Residency
Resurrection Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (GSOM)
Hanover, NH


Texas Tech University (TTU)
Lubbock, TX


2015 Mid-Year Forum, Resident Advocate, UIHC
2013 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, GSOM
2011 Finalist Vermont Stand-up Comedy Competition
2008 Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, TTU
2008 Earl Camp Award, Biological Sciences, TTU
2008 Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society

Professional Affiliations


American Academy of Ophthalmology, Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology, ASCRS


Alpha Omega Alpha

Positions Held




Editorial Board,




EPIC EMR Physician consultant


Member, Diversity Council, GSOM


President and Team Captain, Texas Tech Ultimate Frisbee

Community Service


Volunteer, Free Medical Clinic, Iowa City, IA

Teaching Related Activities


12 Grand Rounds Presentations, UIHC


Multiple introductory ophthalmology lectures to medical students, UIHC


Tutor and Mentor to first year medical students, GSOM


Ophthalmology Grand Rounds Presentation, GSOM


Flanary WE, Vislisel JM, Wagoner MD, Raecker ME, Aldrich BT, Zimmerman MB, Goins KM, Greiner MA. Incidence of Cystoid Macular Edema Following Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty as a Staged and Solitary Procedure. Cornea. 2016 Aug; 35(8).

Flanary WE, Phillips D, Kardon RH. Posterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. April 3, 2015. posted February 1, 2015.

Flanary WE, Myers LA, Alward WLM. Medical management of glaucoma: A primer. posted September 1, 2015.

Flanary WE, Meirick TM, Boldt HC. Waldenstrom Macroglobulinema - Associated Retinopathy. posted August 21, 2015.

Hoofer SR, Flanary WE, Bull RJ, Baker, RJ. Phylogenetic relationships of vampyressine bats and allies based on DNA sequences of a nuclear intron (TSHB-I2). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 2008; 47; 870-876.


Flanary WE, Vislisel J, Greiner MA. Incidence of Cystoid Macular Edema Following Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Seattle, WA. Abstract/poster. April 2016.

Flanary WE, Pepin, SM. Cultural Competency in Medical and Residency Education. Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (AAMC). New York, NY. Abstract/poster. April 2013.



Practice Locations:

Oregon City Office
1306 Division St
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone : (506) 656-4221

Wilsonville Office
29250 SW Town Center Loop W
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Phone : (503) 582-0000

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


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Oregon City: 506-656-4221  

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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