Meet Our Doctors
John Howard Wilkins, M.D.
Dr. John Wilkins earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Stanford University in California, and his medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. He went on to an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Providence Hospital & Medical Center in Portland. Dr. Wilkins then continued his training with a Residency in Ophthalmology at Oregon Health Sciences University before completing a Fellowship in Cornea, External Diseases, and Uveitis at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation of the University of California, San Francisco.
A Diplomate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Board of Internal Medicine and National Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Wilkins has been President of The Eye Clinic since 2002. He is also the Co-Medical Director of the Oregon Lion’s Eye Bank, a member of the Accreditation Board for the Eye Bank Association of America and the only ophthalmologist on the Oregon Commission for the Blind. Dr. Wilkins is an active educator as well, serving as Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Oregon Health Sciences University since 1997.
Elizabeth K. Donohue, M.D.
Dr. Elizabeth Donohue earned her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She received her medical degree magna cum laude from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse, where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Donohue continued her training with an Internship at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Illinois, and a Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago. She then completed Fellowships in Glaucoma at both the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Chicago Eye Institute.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Donohue is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles as well as a prolific presenter and lecturer at medical conferences and universities. In addition, she is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Oregon Medical Association and Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology.
Daniel Gradin, M.D.
Dr. Daniel Gradin was raised in the Portland area, attending Sam Barlow High School and Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, and then earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. He received his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland in 1990. Dr. Gradin completed his Internship and Residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and served as an officer in the US Army Medical Corps at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, attaining the rank of Major.
After finishing his military service, Dr. Gradin spent 11 years as a volunteer eye surgeon in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa at the Kikuyu Hospital Eye Unit. He had the privilege to perform more than 14,000 eye operations during his service in Africa, and since returning to the US, he has participated in short-term trips for cataract surgery on blind patients in underserved areas of South Sudan, Congo and Kenya.
Dr. Gradin enjoys using modern lens technology in cataract surgery. He maintains an electronic database to record the outcomes of all of his cataract operations in an effort to continuously improve the results. He also treats glaucoma, macular degeneration and the eye complications of diabetes. He became Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1996, and has completed the renewal process through 2026. He has served as a presenter at medical conferences and has published articles in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He and his wife, Sally, enjoy living in the Northwest near their extended family and friends.