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Douglas Hoffman, OD, FAAO

Douglas Hoffman, OD, FAAO

Director of Residencies; Adjunct Professor

Dr. Hoffman is the Director of Residencies and Professor at the New England College of Optometry. He is responsible for the overall administration of 15 residency programs throughout New England with 36 positions open to optometry graduates each year. Dr. Hoffman oversees the quality of the programs and coordinates the preparation of all necessary documents and site visits in collaboration with the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education. He maintains close involvement with the ACOE and has served as an optometric consultant to the organization since 1989.

Dr. Hoffman is a primary care optometrist with 34 years of clinical experience. He is the Director of Eye Care Services at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, which has been an affiliated clinical education site for NECO students since 1972 and for residents since 1995. Dr. Hoffman provides direct care to patients as well as clinical education and direct clinical supervision to the College’s third and fourth year optometry interns and residents. Through his position at the Dorchester House, Dr. Hoffman is a credentialed staff optometrist with the Boston Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology and is a member of its Re-Credentialing Committee. As a member of this Committee, he oversees the quality of eye care throughout the Boston Medical Center system.

Dr. Hoffman is a member of the ASCO Residency Affairs Committee. He has been the Program Co-chair for the ASCO Residency Educators Special Interest Group Annual Meeting since 2000. At the College, he is Chair of the Residency Review Committee. He is a past recipient of the Optometric Editors Association First Place Awards for Technical and Non-Technical Articles on the topics of ocular allergy and ocular disease, published at the state and regional level. Dr. Hoffman is also the past recipient of the NECO Carroll Martus Award as Clinical Professor of the Year.

Dr. Hoffman is an alumnus of the New England College of Optometry, earning a doctorate of optometry in 1980. He completed a NECO Fellowship in Primary Care and Optometric Education in 1981 and earned a Fellowship to the American Academy of Optometry in 1988.