Meet the Physicians

UJB-FormalU. John Berzins, MD

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Berzins established his Salem, Oregon practice at Medical Center Eye Clinic in 1985. He was born in New York City shortly after his parents emigrated from Latvia, and he grew up in South Dakota and Minnesota.

A Stanford University graduate, John interned at Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, and then worked as an emergency room physician for three years. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Iowa in 1983, and was in private practice in Iowa for two years.

John is past President of the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology, and serves as an Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. He also serves as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia in Oregon.

John enjoys fishing, traveling, and family activities with his wife, Dace, and their children and grandchildren

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RET-FormalRobert E. Tibolt, MD

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Tibolt began practicing at Medical Center Eye Clinic in 1992. He grew up in Massachusetts and Nevada, graduated from Dartmouth College, and received a Ph.D. in anatomy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He held a junior faculty appointment there until he entered medical school at the University of Texas in San Antonio.

Bob took an internship in internal medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon before completing his ophthalmology residency at Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University. He has served as President of the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology, councilor to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and has served on the faculty of OHSU.

Bob and his wife, Susan, are the parents of two sons. In his free time, Bob enjoys sports of all kinds, map-making, model building, and many outdoor activities.

Dr. Tibolt's practice includes:

MAE-FormalMarcus A. East, MD

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. East was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. He graduated from South Salem High, and went to the University of Oregon. He earned his medical degree at Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. There he completed his internal medicine internship and his ophthalmology residency.

Marc returned to Salem to join Medical Center Eye Clinic in 2006. He provides routine, medical, and surgical care of the eye for patients of all ages. He serves as Medical Director of Salem Laser and Surgery Center where he specializes in state-of-art surgery, including correction of astigmatism and image-guided, laser cataract surgery.

Marc and his wife, Amy, have four children. He enjoys running, outdoor activities, attending Oregon Duck sporting events, and spending time with family.

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RWL-FormalRyan W. Lapour, MD

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Lapour grew up in Salem, Oregon and graduated from North Salem High. He earned his medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California. He served as Chief Resident while he completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri.

Shaping his practice philosophy, Dr. Lapour was fortunate to participate in international mission trips in Nepal, India and Belize where he assisted in various surgical procedures. Dr. Lapour has been practicing in Salem at Medical Center Eye Clinic since 2012. He has a large pediatric and adult practice. His practice includes routine medical eye care, specializing in cataract surgery.

He enjoys fishing, camping, outdoor activities and spending time with his family. Ryan and his wife, Anne, have two adorable daughters and are deeply rooted in the Salem community participating in various local activities

Dr. Lapour's practice includes:

JGD-Formal - Ophthalmology DoctorJohn G. Dodd, DO

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Dodd is an Oregon native, born and raised in Canby. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 1997, he spent time in Eugene working as an ophthalmic technician. Dr. Dodd has a passion for donating his time and talents, and was fortunate to participate in two overseas eye missions to Thailand in 2000 and 2006. The experiences were, in large part, what led him to pursue a career in ophthalmology.

After graduating from Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona he pursued his post graduate training in ophthalmology in Detroit, Michigan where he finished his residency as chief resident. He returned to Eugene, Oregon in 2011 and met and married the love of his life. He practiced there for almost four years before coming to Salem. He and his wife, Kristen Lentell Dodd, made the move to Salem in early 2015 to be closer to family as they start their own.

John and Kristen both love to travel and hope to continue to participate in third world mission work. They enjoy being active outdoors together. They are sports enthusiasts and John is a self-proclaimed Oregon Duck fanatic! The Dodds visit northwest restaurants and wineries whenever possible.

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