Robert Hogan, MD, PhD
A member of the UT Southwestern faculty since 1996, Robert Nick Hogan, M.D.., Ph.D., is a Professor of Ophthalmology with appointments in three other departments: Pathology, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, and Neurological Surgery. As a clinician-researcher, he specializes in the care of unusual eye diseases, as well as the elucidation of their pathophysiologic processes. Dr. Hogan is currently one of three neuro-ophthalmologists in the Department, and the only ocular pathologist in North Texas.
Dr. Hogan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Neuropsychology from Hobart College in Geneva, NY. He went on to receive a Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Anatomy from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in New York, followed by his M.D. from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed a transitional internship in ophthalmology, internal medicine, neurology, and surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital prior to his ophthalmology residency at UT Southwestern. At the conclusion of his residency, Dr. Hogan underwent fellowship training at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School (MEEI) in Boston, MA in ocular oncology/pathology, and ophthalmic pathology. He also served as a prelector in neuro-ophthalmology at MEEI. Dr. Hogan’s additional training includes postdoctoral fellowships in neurovirology and neuroimmunology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, M.D., and UC San Francisco where he worked in the lab of Nobel Laureate, Stanley Prusiner, MD at the time of the discovery of prions. He later held fellowships at the NIH with Nobel Laureate Carleton Gajdusek, M.D., and David Cogan, M.D.
Dr. Hogan is a member of several professional organizations, including the Verhoeff-Zimmerman Society (elected 2001), the American Association of Oncologists and Pathologists (where he serves as Board Director), the Society of Heed Fellows, and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, among others. He has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, and is an editorial board member/review editor of Frontiers in Neuro-Ophthalmology. Dr. Hogan sits on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee, where he formerly served as chairman, and has been recognized by several organizations for his patient care, such as D Magazine’s Best Doctors and Texas Super Doctors®. He is an avid supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, and is Commissioner of the North Trail District, Circle 10 Council.