Barton Lyle Hodes, MD

Title: Ophthalmologist, Educator
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States

Barton Hodes, Ophthalmologist and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health care.

As a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Hodes garnered more than 50 years of professional experience prior to his retirement in 2017. After completing an internship and a residency at Evanston Hospital from 1966 to 1969, Dr. Hodes became the chief resident of the Jefferson Medical College and subsequently practiced ophthalmology in Chicago, Illinois, from 1970 to 1974. After five years as the program director of resident training, as well as three years as an associate professor and chief of ophthalmology clinics at the Northwestern University Medical School, he became the chairman of the Integrated Department of Ophthalmology at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 1980. Dr. Hodes subsequently served as a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine from 1985 to 2000, acting as head of ophthalmology at the institution from 1985 to 1989. He concluded his career in private practice in Tucson, Arizona, where he served patients from 2000 until his retirement in 2017.

Prior to his professional career, Dr. Hodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1962 from the University of Pennsylvania. He concluded his academic efforts with an MD from Jefferson Medical College in 1966, and served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1974, receiving an honorable discharge. He attributes his professional success to his educational opportunities, and to the guidance and support of numerous mentors, including Dr. Thomas Duane, Dr. William Frayer, and Dr. David Shoch. Dr. Hodes devoted himself as an attending physician at numerous hospitals and has found additional success through his creative works, serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound from 1974 to 1979 and as a consultant editor to the Archives of Ophthalmology. He has authored more than 70 articles in medical journals and has lectured and presented in numerous regional and national meetings. Throughout his career, Dr. Hodes has been recognized with numerous awards, including a Certification of Appreciation for 20 years of service from the American Board of Ophthalmology and an Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In the coming years, he looks forward to relaxing and playing golf.

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