Dinelli Monson, M.D., joins Oregon Eye Specialists in August 2014. She practices at our Tualatin and Newberg clinics. Get to know Dr. Monson in her own words.


I was born in Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon. The country suffered many years of civil war, so I was unable to attend college there. But with luck and lots of hard work, I was accepted to the University of Wisconsin at Madison (go Badgers!). After completing my undergraduate degree, I attended the School of Medicine and Public Health and received my M.D. with honors.

My background

In medical school, I was honored to receive the Glascow-Rubin Award for outstanding academic achievement from the American Medical Women’s Association. I also graduated in the top tier of my class and was elected to the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha.

After medical school, I moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest for an ophthalmology residency and surgical training at Casey Eye Institute, OHSU. During residency, I completed many research projects and was the lead author of many articles published in ophthalmology journals. I am board certified in ophthalmology.

My specialty

I am a general ophthalmologist, meaning I care for patients with all types of eye conditions, including glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. I am also an experienced cataract surgeon and have greatly enjoyed teaching cataract surgery to residents at Oregon Health & Science University’s Casey Eye Institute. The care I provide includes:

I also treat eye infections, allergies, dry eye and more.

My philosophy of medicine

My own experiences as a patient have shaped my philosophy of medicine. What do I want in a doctor? I want my voice heard. I want an outstanding physician and surgeon who is familiar with the latest treatments and medications, someone who treats me kindly and truly cares about my health. I want this kind of care for my family and myself, so I work hard to provide it for my patients.

Oregon Eye Specialists clinics where I practice:

Oregon Eye Specialists— Tualatin clinic

Oregon Eye Specialists—Newberg clinic

When I’m not at Oregon Eye Specialists…

As a wife and mom of three, I find my family is a continuing source of inspiration. We love to garden, go on long hikes or just walk our dog Eddie around the neighborhood. I feel very fortunate to live and practice in such a beautiful area, and look forward to meeting my Oregon Eye Specialists patients.

Learn more or make an appointment

Read my official Oregon Eye Specialists biography

Request an eye appointment online, or call Oregon Eye Specialists at 503-935-5580. I look forward to meeting you!

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