Jordon G. Lubahn, M.D.

Cornea & External Disease, Advanced Cataract Surgery, Laser Vision Correction, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
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“I try to treat all of my patients like a member of my family or close friend.” Being the first physician in his family, it is bonds with patients that make the job enjoyable for Dr. Lubahn. “The relationships I have the privilege of developing because of my role as an ophthalmologist are what makes the profession so amazing.” Another appealing characteristic of ophthalmology, especially as a former inner-city high school teacher with Teach For America, is the potential to educate. The diverse collection of acute and chronic diseases provides ample opportunity to intervene and teach each patient about pathology, treatment, and prevention.

Growing up in Michigan, he attended the University of Michigan for college and was a four-year student-athlete on the Men’s Rowing Team. After college, he took a two-year position as a high school teacher with Teach For America and taught high school science and coached track in inner-city Houston. He stayed in Texas to attend medical school and complete ophthalmology residency at the top ranked University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He then made the move to Miami, Florida where he completed his cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at the world-famous Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

He was initially drawn to ophthalmology because of the tremendous impact cataract surgery and corneal transplantation can have on a person’s life, and he remains excited about the future of the specialty because of the continued advances in therapies and less-invasive surgical techniques. In addition to caring for general ophthalmology patients, he specializes in cornea and external disease, corneal transplantation (full-thickness transplants and partial thickness procedures like DSAEK and DALK), LASIK, PRK, advanced cataract surgery, manual small incision cataract surgery, secondary intraocular lens placement, ocular surface cancer treatment, and management of difficult corneal and scleral infections.

In his free time, he and his wife enjoy traveling around Oregon (with frequent trips to the coast), hiking (Dog Mountain and Angel’s Rest are his favorites), running, surfing, biking, canoeing (he canoed the entire Mississippi River on a solo trip in 2003), and skeet shooting. He commutes to work on his bike at least one day per week, and he has competed in the Portland Triathlon every year since moving to Portland.



Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (Miami, FL)
Cornea & Refractive Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX)
Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas, TX)
Preliminary Internal Medicine
Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX)
Doctor of Medicine
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Bachelor of Science in Cellular & Molecular Biology


2012 State of Oregon, Active Status
State of Florida, Active Status
2012 Board Eligible for Certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology
2009 Completion of USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3


American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
American Medical Association


2012 Best Oral Presentation
UT Southwestern Annual Resident & Alumni Day
2010 Best Poster
UT Southwestern Annual Resident & Alumni Day
Service, Teamwork, Accountability, and Respect (STAR) Award
2007 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), Gamma Chapter
2002-2004 Wal-Mart Regional Teacher of the Year
Sharpstown High School Teacher of the Year (student-nominated)
Sharpstown High School Most Spirited Teacher (Homecoming 2002)
1998-2002 Phi Beta Kappa (top 4% of graduating seniors and the highest-ranking juniors)
James B. Angell Scholar (all A grades for two or more consecutive terms)

William J. Branstrom Freshman Prize (the top 5% of freshmen students)


1. Lubahn JG, Kankariya VP, Yoo SH. Grid pattern delivered into the cornea during femtosecond-assisted cataract surgery. J Cataract Refract Surg. In press.

2. Lubahn JG, Lee RK, Karp CL. Resolution of conjunctival sessile hemangioma with topical timolol. Cornea. In press.

3. Lubahn JG, Reinecke SM, Bowman RW, Verity SM, Blomquist PH. The effect of incision technique in reducing intraocular pressure after cataract extraction. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Annual Meeting 2012 (poster).

4. Lubahn JG, Mootha VV. Phenotypic variability of hereditary benign intraepithelial dyskeratosis in a unique family from Texas. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Annual Meeting 2011 (poster).

5. Sharma PS, Lubahn JG, Donsky AS, Yoon AD, Carry MM, Grayburn PA, Wood PB, Ko JM, Burton EC, Roberts WC. Fatal cardiac sarcoidosis with extensive extra cardiac involvement. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2009;22:236-8. PMID: 19633746

6. Coleman M, Lubahn JG, Chitkara P, Aronowicz J, Brooks P, AlBdoor M, Lieu P, Butsch R, Adams-Huet B, Nesbitt SD, Kooner KS. Circadian intraocular pressure and blood pressure fluctuation in primary open angle glaucoma. National Medical Association, Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly 2008 (poster).

7. Lieu P, Brooks P, Lubahn JG, Chitkara P, Coleman M, Aronowicz JD, Albdour M, Adams-Huet B, Cho BJ, Kooner KS. Symptoms of autonomic dysfunction in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Annual Meeting 2008 (poster).

8. Dani DL, Lubahn JG, Dale, JD, Rosenberg RN, Stuve O, Warnack WR. Purtscher’s retinopathy in a postpartum patient with hypertensive encephalopathy. American Academy of Neurology, Annual Meeting 2008 (poster).

9. Aronowicz JD, Lieu P, Lubahn JG, Coleman M, Brooks PA, Chitkara P, Al-Bdour MD, Kooner KS. Role of central corneal thickness (CCT) in circadian intraocular pressure (IOP) fluctuations in patients with mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). American Glaucoma Society, Annual Meeting 2008 (poster).

10. Melby SJ, Zierer A, Lubahn JG, Bailey MS, Cox JL, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Normal quality of life after the Cox-Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation. Innovations Phila Pa 2008;3:142-6. PMID: 19777083

11. Melby SJ, Gaynor SL, Lubahn JG, Lee AM, Caruthers SD, Williams TA, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Efficacy and safety of right and left atrial ablations on the beating heart with irrigated bipolar radiofrequency energy: a long-term animal study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2006;132:853-60. PMID: 17000297

12. Zierer A, Melby SJ, Lubahn JG, Sicard GA, Damiano RJ Jr, Moon MR. Elective surgery for thoracic aortic aneurysms: late functional status and quality of life. Ann Thorac Surg 2006;82:573-8. PMID: 16863767

13. Lubahn JG, Sagalowsky AI, Rosenbaum DH, Dikmen E, Bhojani RA, Paul MC, Dolmatch BL, Josephs SC, Benaim EA, Levinson BS, Wait MA, Ring WS, DiMaio JM. Contemporary techniques and safety of cardiovascular procedures in the surgical management of renal cell carcinoma with tumor thrombus. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2006;131:1289-95. PMID: 16733159

14. Voeller RK, Melby SJ, Lee AM, Lubahn JG, Al-Dadah AS, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. A new method of non-invasive measurement of left atrial function after the Cox-Maze procedure. International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Annual Meeting 2006 (poster).

15. Lubahn JG, Sagalowsky AI, Dikmen E, DiMaio JM. Contemporary surgical management of tumor thrombi in renal cell carcinoma. Texas Academy of Internal Medicine, Annual Meeting 2004 (poster).

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