Dr. Scott Westhouse

Dr. Scott J. Westhouse is a native of West Michigan, growing up in the town of Dorr. Following completion of his undergraduate training at Calvin College and medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, he went on to Oklahoma State University Medical Center for residency. In his final year of training in Oklahoma, he served as Chief Resident in Ophthalmology. The final stage of training was in Kentucky where Dr. Westhouse completed a 2-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Westhouse is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists, American Osteopathic Association, Michigan Society of Eye Physicians, and the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology.

He has a passion for teaching and research. As an adjunct clinical professor at Michigan State University, Dr. Westhouse enjoys training the next generation of medical students and residents. He is currently investigating therapies for age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disorders along with improvements in vitreoretinal surgical techniques.


  • B.S. Calvin College 2000
  • D.O. Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 2004
  • Internship, Tulsa Regional Medical Center 2005
  • Ophthalmology Residency, Oklahoma State University Medical Center  2008
  • Vitreoretinal Fellowship, University of Kentucky Medical Center 2010
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Michigan State University 2010-Present

What Our Patients Are Saying

” I’ve been impressed with the quality of care I’ve received here since my very first visit 8 years ago. Dr. Westhouse has perfected the method of injections in the eye that, for me, have been 100% pain free.”

” Dr. Westhouse was very knowledgeable and had a great manner. He explained clearly and answered my questions. I will refer others to your place and will return myself in a year. “

” Dr Westhouse is managing my eye condition in a way that maximizes the best outcome for me. His technique in administering the intravitreal injection results in minimal to no discomfort. I am so fortunate to have him as my eye practitioner. Also, the support staff are respectful, professional and competent. “

” Dr Westhouse is a very good teacher and reviewed all my tests with me. He ordered a new test which was done during my appointment. While I was in the test, Dr Westhouse reviewed my very complicated medical history to understand me as a whole person rather than just his area of expertise. He is also very good at looking at my current problem/choices from a patient’s perspective. “