Dr. Prashanth Vallabhanath, MD

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhanath, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Prashanth Vallabhanath, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Michigan Medical School in 1994 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

1955 NW Northrup St

Portland, OR 97209

Contact Information

(503) 227-2020

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
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Blocked Tear Duct
more than 78% of peers
Lazy Eye
more than 75% of peers
Eyelid Surgery
more than 74% of peers

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Dr. Vallabhanath's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vallabhanath "Dr. Prashanth Vallabhanath, is a fellowship trained Oculoplastics surgeon specializing cosmetic, corrective and reconstructive surgery of structures around the eye. He was named was named one of Portland's Top Doctors in 2014 and 2016 by Portland Monthly Magazine. Anyone who knows Prashanth Vallabhanath, MD affectionately calls him Dr. PV. He was born in India and raised in his early years in California. Then his family moved to Michigan where he went on to graduate from college and medical school at the University of Michigan. Dr. PV was initially drawn to medicine because of his interest in science and the desire for an intellectual challenge. Then, he had a profound experience while working in the development and testing of prosthetic devices that restored sight to the blind. This took place in his third year of medical school when he worked as a Howard Hughes Research Scholar at the National Institutes of Health. In one particular experiment, electrodes were implanted into a woman's visual cortex in her brain. Afterwards, she was able to see for the first time in over fifty years. It was a tremendous experience to be part of a revolutionary process and to see the emotional impact on the participants. "The building of these remarkable relationships with the blind participants really deepened the overall practice of medicine for me." After completing his studies and working in the intense environment of research and academia, Dr. PV was drawn to Portland by the balanced lives he saw people living here. Thus, coming to EHNW was the perfect fit. In 2000, when Dr. PV had a chance to choose from several jobs throughout the country, he chose EHNW because of its excellent standard of practice and the wonderful people. "I was impressed with the humility of the many accomplished doctors who were practicing medicine in its highest form yet still were very down to earth.""
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

64  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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12  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Oakwood Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Ca
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vallabhanath has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vallabhanath's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vallabhanath to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Vallabhanath's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. PV was knowledgeable and explained things very well. He gave me instructions to care for my eye issue and let me know that in two weeks his surgery scheduler would call me to schedule the procedure I need done. That was almost 10 weeks ago. I have yet to hear from the scheduler. I gave it a few...more
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I would love to recommend Dr. Vallabhanath to any body. He is a very knowledgeable and most caring doctor i have ever met. My son had vision problems Dr. Vallabhanath had appointments with him Saturday and Sunday. On his day off visited with my son and took care of every little issues right away. A...more
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