Douglas Hoffman, OD, FAAO
Director of Residencies; Adjunct Professor
Dr. Hoffman is the Director of Residencies and Adjunct Professor at New England College of Optometry. He is responsible for the overall administration of 15 programs with 39 residency positions open to optometry graduates in the New England region 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 (ACOE) throughout the accreditation process for each of the College’s residency programs.
Dr. Hoffman is a primary care optometrist with 36 years of clinical experience. He was Director of Eye Care Services for 35 years at the DotHouse Health, an affiliated clinical education site for O.D. students at the College since 1972 and residents since 1995.
Dr. Hoffman is the liaison to 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 chairman 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 Carroll Martus Award as Clinical Professor of the Year.
Dr. Hoffman is an alumnus of New England College of Optometry earning his 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.