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Meet Your Physician

Dr. Lombardi is committed to ethical, professional, patient-centered eye care.  She is passionate about open communication, high standards, patient and staff education, and a team-centered approach to care.  She has a wealth of expertise and experience in caring for patients, serving as an educator for other physicians, for scientific inquiry, and building and serving her community.

As an Associate Professor at the Casey Eye Institute (CEI), Dr. Lombardi taught cataract surgery techniques to ophthalmology residents, including complex 
surgical strategies such as Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery.  She introduced some of the latest technologies to residents at CEI, such as the Femtosecond-Laser-Assisted-Cataract Surgery and Intraoperative Aberrometry.  She brings her skills and expertise to the community to help patients achieve their highest potential for optimal vision.  

Lorinna Lombardi, Lori Lombardi, ophthalmology, cataract, dry eyes, vision, glaucoma, diabetic eye exam, eyes, eyelids, eye doctor

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR.  2009

  • Ophthalmology residency

 

Highland Hospital, Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, CA.  2006

  • Internship

 

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.  2005   

  • Doctor of Medicine, June 2005

 

University of California, Berkeley, CA.  1998

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Bioresource Sciences, Graduated with Highest Honors

Punahou School, Honolulu, HI.  1993

 

Awards/Honors

Portland Monthly Magazine 

  •   "Top Doctors" of the Year – Ophthalmology (2019, 2020, 2022, 2023)

    • Voting by medical peers in Oregon 

 

American Academy Ophthalmology Achievement Award (2018)

 

Casey Eye Institute

  • Resident Teaching Award (2013, 2016, 2018

  • Bronze CME Educator Award (2017-2018)

  • Faculty Service Excellence award (2014)

  • “Rose Award” for Service Excellence (9/06, 5/07)

  • “Excellence in Ophthalmic Knowledge Acquisition” Award (5/08, 6/09)

  • Kenneth C. Swan Resident Research Award (5/08)

  • Service Excellence Award (12/08)

Highland Hospital Internship Program

  • “The Unsung Hero” Certificate of Appreciation 2006

Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Frances N. Goodrich Scholarship (2002-2005)

  • Medical Scholars Research Grant (9/04- 3/05)

  • Kaiser Fellowship Fund (2002-2003)

University of California, Berkeley 

  • Mortar Board National Honor Society

  • Honor Students Society

  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • UC Berkeley Honors

  • College of Letters and Science Honors

  • GTE Scholarship for Academic Excellence

  • Golden Key National Honor Society

Teaching/Education     

Women in Ophthalmology 11/2023

  • WIO Webinar Speaker - "Private Practice: When and How to think about Partnership and Practice Ownership."

Oregon Physicians Womens Group - 2020 +

  • Virtual live training and education about eye conditions for non-ophthalmologist physicians

    

Family Practice Resident and Physician Assistant Students’ Ophthalmology Lecture Series and Skills Sessions – annual series.  2009 – 2020

  • Course and Practicum organizer 2009- 2019

  • Annual lecturer, and wet lab/practicum instructor 

  • Lectures given: “Approach to the Eye Examination”,  “Introduction to the Wet Lab”, “Ocular Trauma”, “the Red eye”, “Cataract”

   

Orientation to the Slit Lamp Biomicroscope and Ophthalmoscopy for Casey Residents - 2010 – 2020 

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department – slit lamp orientation

 

Medical Student Ophthalmology Continuity Curriculum Series – Wet lab instructor.  2006 – 2020 

  • Hands-on teaching of the ophthalmic examination with small groups of medical students.  OHSU, Portland, OR.

      

Annual Certification and Recertification Review for Physician Assistants – “Common Ophthalmologic Issues".  2012 – 2020 

  • Yearly review lecture for certification exam

       

Casey Eye Institute/OHSU - Case Management Conference – facilitator/advisor.  2009 – 2020 

Resident Cataract and Lens Lecture Series – annual lectures.  2009 - 2020

  • Intraocular Lens History, Design, and Modern IOLs

  • Multifocal, Accommodative, and Toric IOLs

  • IOL Power determination, Outcomes of Cataract Surgery, and Personalizing Your Surgeon Factor

  • Post-Refractive Calculations – Post Lasik/PRK/RK

  • Clear Lens Extraction

  • Limbal Relaxing Incisions and Modification of Preexisting Astigmatism

  • IOL Implantation Techniques – PCIOL, ACIOL, Secondary and Sutured IOLs

    

Mary Tooze Named Lectureship organizer.  2017, 2019

              

Cataracts and Cataract Surgery Community Lecture - Mirabella Retirement Community.  2019

   

Advanced Surgical Skill Workshop - for Senior Residents – Casey Eye Institute. 2010 - 2018

  • Malyugin rings, Capsular Tension Rings, Iris and Capsule Hooks, Folding and Insertion of sulcus IOLs, Anterior Chamber IOLs, Iris Fixated IOLs, Specialty Lenses, etc.

            

Cataract Community Lecture – Tigard Recreation Center, OR.  2018

          

Ask the Expert – Cataracts and Cataract Surgery – Community education lecture – Center for Health and Healing, Portland OR.  2017

             

Sunriver Optometry Annual Meeting – invited lectureship.  2016 

  • “Refractive Considerations in Cataract Surgery”

  • “Grand Rounds – Complicated Multidisciplinary Cases in Cataract and Retina” 

             

Orientation to the Eye exam and Slit Lamp Biomicroscope – for Primary Care Nurse Practioner students, OHSU.  2016

               

Providence Immediate Care Conference.  Regional conference for urgent and emergent care providers.  2015

  • Keynote Speaker

  • Lecture – Ophthalmic Urgencies versus Emergencies

  • Breakout sessions – Introduction to the Slit Lamp Exam, Foreign body removal

         

Visual Symptoms and Their Likely Culprits – 46th Annual Primary Care Review, Governor Hotel, Portland, OR.  2015

Core Curriculum Resident Lectures. 2019

  • Lens and Cataracts, Phacodynamics, Introduction to Phacoemulsification

    

Physicians Assistants Annual Board Review – DoubleTree Hotel, Portland, OR.  2013  

  • "Common Ophthalmic Issues"

     

Journal Club Host.  2009-2020

  • Mentoring and hosting resident physicians through academic journal article selection, assessment, and discussion

            

Cornea Refractive Surgery Lecture.  2014

  • Resident lecture for the Department of Cornea, Portland, Oregon

 

OKAP Review “All star OKAP Review” lecture.  2012 - 2016

  • Exam preparation and review for annual resident nationalized exam

      

Primary Care Review.  Board review for Primary Care Physicians.  2013

  • “The Red Eye” - Governor Hotel, Portland Oregon

      

Neuro-ophthalmology Lecture – OHSU, Medical Student Ophthalmology Lecture Series.  2013

 

Ophthalmology Wet lab Instructor - OHSU, Medical Student Ophthalmology Lecture Series.  2009 - 2013

 

Optics Workshop Instructor - Casey Eye Institute.  2010 - 2013

  • Exam review for ophthalmology residents

 

Cataract and Lens Resident Lecture Series – Casey Eye Institute – lecturer.  2010 - 2013

  • Lens Embryology, Physiology, Pathology, Epidemiology

    

Casey Eye Institute Ophthalmology Program Microsurgical Curriculum.  2009 - 2013

  • Wet lab mentor for 1st year residents, monthly wet labs

            

16th Annual Certification and Recertification Review for Physician Assistants.  2012

  • "Common Ophthalmologic Issues" – Doubletree Hotel, Portland, OR

         

Advanced Surgical Techniques Wet Lab and Lectures – CEI/OHSU.  2012

           

Intraocular Lens History, Design, and Advanced Implantation Techniques – CEI/OHSU.  2012

           

Intraocular Lens Calculations and Biometry Lecture – CEI/OHSU.  2012

           

Family Practice/Physician Assistant Resident Lecture.  2012

  • “Approach to the Eye Examination” and “Introduction to the Wet Lab”

  • Course organizer, lecturer, and wet lab instructor

        

Legacy Ophthalmology Grand Rounds.  2012

  • “Medications with Ocular Side Effects: Screening Recommendations and Updates”, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, OR

  

Monthly Case Conference coordinator- Casey Eye Institute Ophthalmology Program.  2009-2014

             

Primary Care Review.  2011

  • “Ophthalmic Emergencies” - Governor Hotel, Portland Oregon

            

OHSU Medical Student Continuity Clinic.  2010

  •  “Introduction to Neuro-ophthalmology” - OHSU

         

Canterbury Retirement Community.  2010

  • “Cataract Surgery:  Fact and Fiction”, Longview, Washington

          

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds.  2010

  • “Nutrition and the Eye”, Devers Eye Institute, Portland Oregon

        

Oregon Society of Physician Assistants (OSPA) Spring Medical Update- Continuing Medical Education conference, Oregon Medical Association, Tigard, OR.  2010

             

Emergency Department Resident Lecture series. 2009

  • Emergency Department Management of Ocular Trauma, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

              

Casey Eye Institute Annual Technician meeting.  2009

  • "Cased-based Approach to Ocular Trauma". Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Portland, OR

          

Physicians Assistant and Family Practice Continuity Clinic.  2009 

  •  "The Red Eye for Primary Care Practitioners".  Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

Oregon Alumni Association Annual meeting - Ophthalmic Technicians/Assistants Program.  2009 

  • Lecture on Triage for Orbital and Ocular Trauma.  World Forestry Center, Portland, OR

               

Family Practice and Nurse Practitioners Lecture Series.  2008

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Glaucoma

            

Volunteer Histology Tutor,  Portland, OR.  2007

Teaching Assistant Positions, Stanford Medical School, Stanford, CA.  2000 - 2004

  • Cardiology & Pulmonary Blocks (3/04 – 8/04) - assistant for the new integrated organ-based curriculum for 1st year medical students

  • Immunology (1/02 – 3/02)

  • Essential Procedures in Emergency Medicine (6/01 – 8/01)

  • Histology (6/00 - 12/00)

 

Course Instructor, Mad Science After School Educational Programs, San Diego, CA.  1998 - 1999

Publications

Liang Liu, Ou Tan, Eliesa Ing, John C. Morrison, Beth Edmunds, Ellen Davis, Seema Gupta, Lorinna H. Lombardi, Yali Jia, David Huang.  

Sectorwise Visual Field Simulation Using Optical Coherence Tomographic Angiography Nerve Fiber Layer Plexus Measurements in Glaucoma

Am J Ophthalmol. 2020 Apr;212:57-68. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2019.11.018. Epub 2019 Nov 23. PMID: 31770516; PMCID: PMC7113124.

 

Aiyin Chen, Liang Liu, Jie Wang, Pengxiao Zang, Beth Edmunds, Lorinna Lombardi, Ellen Davis, John C. Morrison, Yali Jia, David Huang. 

Measuring Glaucomatous Focal Perfusion Loss in the Peripapillary Retina Using OCT Angiography

Ophthalmology. 2020 Apr;127(4):484-491. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2019.10.041. Epub 2019 Nov 8. PMID: 31899032; PMCID: PMC7093216.

 

Michelle R Hribar, Sarah Read-Brown, Isaac H Goldstein, Leah G Reznick, Lorinna Lombardi, Mansi Parikh, Winston Chamberlain, Michael F Chiang.  

Secondary use of electronic health record data for clinical workflow analysis

J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Jan 1;25(1):40-46

 

Sarah Read-Brown, Michelle R. Hribar, Leah G. Reznick, Lorinna H. Lombardi, Mansi Parikh, Winston D. Chamberlain, Steven T. Bailey, Jessica B. Wallace, Thomas R. Yackel, Michael F. Chiang. 

Time Requirements for Electronic Health Record Use in an Academic Ophthalmology Center

 JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Nov 1;135(11):1250-1257

 

Hribar MR, Biermann D, Read-Brown S, Reznick L, Lombardi L, Parikh M, Chamberlain W, Yackel TR, Chiang MF. 

Clinic Workflow Simulations using Secondary EHR Data

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2017 Feb 10;2016:647-656. eCollection 2016.

 

Michelle Hribar; David Biermann; Sarah Read-Brown; Leah G. Reznick; Lorinna Lombardi; Mansi Parikh; Winston Chamberlain; Thomas R Yackel; Michael F Chiang.  

Improving Clinic Workflows through Simulations

Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci.. 2017; 58(8):5085. Doi.  ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract June 2017

 

Hana L Takusagawa; John C Morrison; Yali Jia; Liang Liu; Beth Edmunds; Lorinna Lombardi; Rebecca Armour; Ellen Davis; David Huang.  

OCT Angiography of Macular Ganglion Cell Complex Circulation in Glaucoma

Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci.. 2016; 57(12) doi: ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract September 2016 

 

Liu L, Jia Y, Takusagawa HL, Pechauer AD, Edmunds B, Lombardi L, Davis E, Morrison JC, Huang D.  

Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of the Peripapillary Retina in Glaucoma

JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Sep;133(9):1045-52.

 

Hribar MR, Read-Brown S, Reznick L, Lombardi L, Parikh M, Yackel TR, Chiang MF.  

Secondary Use of EHR Timestamp data: Validation and Application for Workflow Optimization

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2015 Nov 5;2015:1909-17.

 

Yali Jia, PhD, Eric Wei, BS, Xiaogang Wang, MD, Xinbo Zhang, PhD, John C. Morrison, MD, Mansi Parikh, MD, Lori H. Lombardi, MD, Devin M. Gattey, MD, Rebecca L. Armour, MD, Beth Edmunds, MD, Martin F. Kraus, MS, James G. Fujimoto, PhD, and David Huang, MD, PhD.  

Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Optic Disc Perfusion in Glaucoma

Ophthalmology. 2014 Jul; 121(7): 1322–1332.

 

David Huang, Maolong Tang, Li Wang, Xinbo Zhang, Rebecca L. Armour, Devin M. Gattey, Lorinna H. Lombardi, Douglas D. Koch.  

Optical coherence tomography-based corneal power measurement and intraocular lens power calculation following laser vision correction (an American Ophthalmological Society thesis)

Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2013 Sep;111:34-45.

 

Jia Y, Morrison JC, Tokayer J, Tan O, Lombardi L, Baumann B, Lu CD, Choi W, Fujimoto JG, Huang D.

Quantitative OCT angiography of optic nerve head blood flow

Biomed Opt Express. 2012 Dec 1;3(12):3127-37. doi: 10.1364/BOE.3.003127. Epub 2012 Nov 7.

 

Huang D, Chopra V, Lu AT, Tan O, Francis B, Varma R; Advanced Imaging for Glaucoma Study-AIGS Group.  (Collaborators: Morrison J, Francis P, Edmunds B, Parikh M, Gattey D, Armour R, Lombardi L, Tan O, Wang Y, Zhang X, Schuman JS, Wollstein G, Ishikawa H, Bilonick R, Albeiruti E, Greenfield DS, Sehi M, Varma R, Chopra V, Francis B, Fujimoto JG, Potsaid B, Baumann B, Kraus MF) 

Does optic nerve head size variation affect circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness measurement by optical coherence tomography?

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Jul 27;53(8):4990-7.

 

S Yeh, L Lombardi, G Fahle and A K Lauer.  

A therapeutic challenge in AIDS-associated viral retinitis

Eye (2011) 25, 1241–1242.

 

Doshi A, Kreidl KO, Lombardi L, Sakamoto DK, Singh K.  

Nonprogressive glaucomatous cupping and visual field abnormalities in young Chinese males

Ophthalmology. 2007 Mar;114(3):472-9.

Presentations

Women In Ophthalmology (WIO), Coeur D’Alene, ID 2019 

  • "Cases and Complications, and the Power of an Online Sisterhood".  Presentation. 

  • "Ophthalmology and Social Media".  Breakfast with the Expert host.  

 

ASCRS (American Academy of Cataract and Refractive Surgery), San Diego, CA April, 2019

Nathan W. Law, MD; Jonathan W. Young, MD, PhD; Lorinna H. Lombardi, MD; Daniel C. Tu, MD, PhD.  Predictive Value of Excellent Uncorrected Visual Acuity Post-Operative Day One after Cataract Surgery.  Paper presentation.  

 

ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology), April 29 – May 3, 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Hana L. Takusagawa, et al. The Effect of Topical Ocular Hypotensive Agents on Ocular Perfusion as measured by OCT Angiography

 

ARVO Annual Meeting, Global connections in vision research, May 7-11, 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Michelle R. Hribar, PhD1, David Biermann, PhD, Sarah Read-Brown, Leah Reznick, MD, Lorinna Lombardi, MD, Mansi Parikh, MD, Winston Chamberlain, MD, PhD, Thomas R. Yackel, MD, MPH, MS, Michael F. Chiang, MD, MA.  Improving Clinic Workflows through Simulations

 

ARVO  (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology), May 1-5, 2016, Seattle, Washington.

Hana L. Takusagawa, John C. Morrison, Yali Jia, Liang Liu, Beth Edmunds, Lorinna Lombardi, Rebecca Armour, Ellen Davis, David Huang.  OCT Angiography of Macular Ganglion Cell Complex Circulation in Glaucoma.  Abstract 

 

INFORMS Healthcare conference (Nashville, TN) July, 2015:

Hribar, Michelle Rose; Read-Brown, Sarah; Reznick, Leah; Lombardi, Lorinna; Parikh, Mansi; Yackel, Thomas R; Chiang, Michael F. Modeling of Clinical Workflows in Ophthalmology Using EHR.  Poster

 

ARVO  (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology), Imaging in the Eye Conference, May 2, 2015 Denver, Colorado.

David Huang, MD, PhD; Yali Jia, PhD; Liang Liu, MD; Beth Edmunds, MD, PhD; Lorinna Lombardi, MD; Ellen Davis, MD; Hana Takusagawa, MD; John C. Morrison, MD.  Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of the Peripapillary Retinal Perfusion in Glaucoma.  Abstract

 

OHSU Research Week 2015 (Portland OR) 

Hribar, Michelle Rose; Read-Brown, Sarah; Reznick, Leah; Lombardi, Lorinna; Parikh, Mansi; Yackel, Thomas R; Chiang, Michael F. Modeling of Clinical Workflows in Ophthalmology Using EHR.  Poster

 

Casey Resident Research Day, 5/28/2010, paper presentation – Principle Investigator, presented by Dr. Watkins

Angela Watkins, Dan Tu, Lori Lombardi.  Review of Casey Eye Institute Ophthalmology Resident On-Call Activities.

 

ASCRS (American Academy of Cataract and Refractive Surgery), San Francisco, CA 4/09 

Lori Lombardi, Mark A. Terry, Neda Shamie, Anand K. Shah, Daniel J. Friend.  Surgeon-cut versus

Pre-cut Donor Tissue in Descemet’s Stripping and Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK).

 

ARVO  (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology), Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2008, Poster Session

Lorinna H. Lombardi, Sirichai Pasadhika, Kellen T. Galster, Tessa Diebel, Dongseok Choi, Stephen R. Planck, James T. Rosenbaum.  Do Mydriatics Worsen Anterior Uveitis?  Data from an Animal Model

 

ARVO  (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology), Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2005, Poster Session

L.Lombardi, T.Leng, E.Yeh, F.Molnar, J.Noolandi, M.F. Marmor, H.A. Fishman, M.S. Blumenkranz. Full Thickness Retinal Pigment Epithelium Explants Proliferate Into Epithelial Monolayers on Synthetic Bruch’s Membrane Substitutes.  Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci.. 2005; 46(13):4152.

 

F.E. Molnar, L.Lombardi, N.Berker, E.Yeh, D.Yellachich, T.Leng, R.Dalal, M.F. Marmor, H.A. Fishman, M.S. Blumenkranz. Synthetic Bruch's Membrane Substitutes: Comparisons After Subretinal Transplantation With Cultured Iris Pigment Epithelium.  Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci.. 2005; 46(13):4154. 

 

ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology), Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2004, Poster Session

K.O. Kreidl, L.Lombardi, K.Singh.  Nonprogressive Glaucomatous Cupping and Visual Field Abnormalities in Young Chinese Males.  

Society for Neuroscience, Miami, Florida, 1999

Weidner N., Lombardi L., Loew K. and Tuszynski M.H.  A gradient of cellularly delivered neurotrophin-3 elicits long distance regeneration of corticospinal axons after spinal cord injury.  Department of Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego.

 

Casey Resident Research Day, 6/09, Paper presentation

Lori Lombardi, Mark A. Terry, Neda Shamie, Anand K. Shah, Daniel J. Friend.  Surgeon-cut versus

Pre-cut Donor Tissue in Descemet’s Stripping and Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK).

 

Annual Collaborative Casey - Devers Research Day, 5/08, Paper presentation

Lorinna H. Lombardi, Sirichai Pasadhika, Kellen T. Galster, Tessa Diebel, Dongseok Choi, Stephen R. Planck, James T. Rosenbaum.  Do Mydriatics Worsen Anterior Uveitis?  Data from an Animal Model

 

Bay Area Vision Research Day, 2004

Lombardi LH, Manche EE.  Laser in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) for High Astigmatism using the Bausch and Lomb Technolas 217A Excimer Laser.  Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford Medical School.  

 

Yeh E, Lombardi LH, Leng T, Molnar F, Berker N, Dalal,R, Huie P, Noolandi J, Marmor MF, Fishman HA, Blumenkranz MS. Culturing autologous iris pigment epithelium as a step towards potential new treatment for age-related macular degeneration.  Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford Medical School.   

 

N. Berker, F. Molnar, D. Yellachich, L. Lombardi, E. Yeh, T. Leng, R. Dalal, J Noolandi, P. Huie, M.F. Marmor, H.A. Fishman, M.S. Blumenkranz.  Latest therapeutic approaches for the surgical treatment of age-related macular degeneration.  Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford Medical School.  

Organizations  

Ophthalmology Women’s Group

  • Founder, Administrator

  • Online group with over 1800 women ophthalmologists from across the world.

American Academy of Ophthalmology 

Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology

 

Oregon Ophthalmology Alumni Association

 

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

 

Oregon Medical Association

 

Stanford Medical Alumni Association

 

Women in Ophthalmology

 

Physician Womens Group (PWG)

 

Oregon Physician Womens Group (OPWG)

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