Shawn Goodman, MD
Dr. Goodman is a Board-certified ophthalmologist with a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with a wide range of eye problems including amblyopia and strabismus, blocked tear ducts, and the eye problems associated with systemic diseases and syndromes. She also treats adults who have eye muscle problems.
Born and raised on the east coast, Dr. Goodman has become an Oregonian over the last 30-plus years. Dr. Goodman received her undergraduate degree from Yale in 1976, and her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1981. Ophthalmology residency training at Oregon Health Sciences University brought her to Portland in 1982. After residency, she took her fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus also at OHSU, after which she joined Child Eye Care Associates. She has been in private practice in the Portland area ever since.
Dr. Goodman is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. She served on the Board of the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology for many years, has been a board member of the Learning Disabilities Association of Oregon, and a member of the Surgical Quality Assurance Committee of Legacy Emanuel and Good Samaritan Hospitals. She has been named in Portland Monthly magazine as one of Portland’s Top Doctors. She was the 2018 recipient of the Timothy J. Campbell M.D. Award for Excellence in Pediatric Surgery. This award is given "in recognition of extraordinary care of children, dedication to mentorship and innovation in clinical practice.
Dr. Goodman has provided strabismus surgery to underserved populations as part of surgical ophthalmology missions to Nuevo Progreso, Guatemala. She hopes to continue this in the future.
When not working, Dr. Goodman enjoys time with her family and friends, traveling, reading, and seeing movies, especially during the Portland International Film Festival.
David Wheeler, MD
Dr. Wheeler is originally from New England and gradually worked his way west during his college years. He obtained his medical degree in 1988 from the University of California at San Diego and completed his internship at St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco. He received his ophthalmology training in Dallas at the University of Texas Southwestern and went on to a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and treatment of adult eye misalignment at the University of Iowa. He then relocated to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he worked for four years at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital. While there, he conducted the world’s largest study of intraocular lens implants in children following cataract surgery, and travelled extensively.
In 1997, he moved to Portland and joined the Casey Eye Institute at OHSU where he worked until 2010. In addition to a very busy clinical practice involving a great deal of teaching and lecturing, he was involved in numerous research projects involving retinal disease in premature infants and treatment of amblyopia and strabismus (“lazy eye”). He has published many articles in scientific journals regarding the diagnosis and management of eye disorders. He has been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America as well as a Top Doctor in Portland for several years. He is a member of both local and national medical societies.
Dr. Wheeler joined Child Eye Care Associates in 2010 and has a very active full-time practice in Tigard and 4 other satellite offices. His practice interests include management of children with complex, vision threatening diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma, pediatric and adult eye misalignment and double vision, and retinopathy of prematurity. When he is not in the office or operating room, he enjoys travelling, wood working, making jewelry, completing jigsaw puzzles and spending time at the beach with his family.
Julie Yu, MD
The joy of making a difference in a child's life is what initially drew Dr. Yu to pediatric ophthalmology. She treats a variety of visual and medical eye disorders, from prescribing glasses to performing surgery. As a mother herself she knows how to make the child and parent feel comfortable. Both her patients and their parents appreciate her personalized service and experience.
Raised in the Midwest, she obtained her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City combined BS/MD program. After moving to Chicago for her ophthalmology residency, she completed her fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She was in private practice in Colorado Springs before she joined Child Eye Care Associates in 2003.
Dr. Yu is board certified in ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the Oregon Academy Ophthalmology. She is on the medical staff of Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Randall Children's Hospital, and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.
In her free time Dr. Yu enjoys exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest and traveling with her husband and two children.
Alexandra Bavasi, OD
Dr. Bavasi (Bah-VAY-see) was born and raised in Flagstaff, Arizona. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. During her undergraduate studies, she also played for SHU’s Division I volleyball team and was a member of the inaugural club weightlifting team. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. She completed her residency training in pediatrics and vision therapy/rehabilitation in Portland, Oregon through Pacific University. She is certified through the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and is licensed by the Oregon Board of Optometry to provide comprehensive eye care to the full extent of her scope of practice.
Dr. Bavasi enjoys treating patients of all ages, but she has a strong affinity for working with children and patients with special needs. This particularly challenging specialty requires patience, finesse, and flexibility. In addition to providing comprehensive eye care, Dr. Bavasi specializes in treating amblyopia, visual efficiency dysfunction, and certain types of strabismus.
When she isn’t working, Dr. Bavasi enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, and Bikram yoga!