Devin Gattey, MD
Having served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal, Dr. Gattey entered medical school at U.C Davis looking for a specialty that would lend itself to international outreach, and ophthalmology jumped to the top of the list. First he completed residency training at Casey Eye Institute, later joining the faculty there. During his 11 years in the Department of Ophthalmology at Oregon Health and Science University, Dr. Gattey founded the International Ophthalmology Program and the Microsurgery Training Program. He became the Assistant Residency Program director and Director of Comprehensive Ophthalmology prior to transitioning to private practice. Dr. Gattey currently volunteers as an Affiliate Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at O.H.S.U. while working as a partner at Oregon Eye Specialists, P.C.
One of Devin’s main goals in life is to determine the best way to contribute to the elimination of needless blindness. This has led him to participate in surgical outreaches and educational programs in more than a dozen countries including India, Viet Nam, Guatemala, Peru, Paraguay, and Fiji. Educational interactions with Geoff Tabin, Sanduk Ruit, and Matt Oliva convinced him that the Himalayan Cataract Project was at the forefront of the fight against blindness. After years of educational collaboration, Dr. Gattey finally joined his first HCP outreach in Ethiopia and became hooked by the effectiveness, camaraderie, and dedication of this pioneering organization.