Dr. Packer received his medical degree from the University of California, Davis and trained in ophthalmology at Boston University Medical Center. He became certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) in 1997 and was appointed clinical assistant professor of Ophthalmology at Oregon Health & Science University in 2001.
Dr. Packer specializes in cataract, refractive and glaucoma surgery. His clinical research focuses on new technology, including intraocular lenses, corneal refractive surgery, and glaucoma devices. He has served as principal investigator for multiple investigational studies monitored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and he works as a consultant to numerous members of the ophthalmic industrial community. Some of his recent publications include the textbook Refractive Lens Surgery and articles for the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.