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Dr. Derek Horkey

derek-horkey

Background

Fellowship in Glaucoma
Ohio State University - Havener Eye Institute, 2017-2018
Residency
University of Kansas - Ophthalmology, 2014-2017
Internship
University of Kansas - Internal Medicine, 2013-2014
Medical School
Loyola University Chicago - MD, 2009-2013
Masters
Loyola University Chicago - MA in Medical Sciences, 2007-2008
Bachelor of Arts
Physiology, University of Minnesota, 2003-2007
Member
American Academy of Ophthalmology, The American Glaucoma Society, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Involved in teaching residents at the University of Kansas

Author of a book chapter on Ocular Pharmacology

Speaker at local meetings

My favorite part about helping patients at SPEC is the ability to forge lasting relationships with my patients. Glaucoma is a lifelong condition which requires years of treatment which gives me the ability to really get to know my patients. I also really enjoy how great of impact cataract surgery can have on my patients. In my opinion there is no other procedure in medicine that can have as big of an impact in such a short amount of time. My goal is to be able to help as many people as I can optimize their eye health and provide them with the best vision they can have for many years to come. 

I decided to become an ophthalmologist during my 1st year of medical school. I was lucky enough to have a shadowing experience with one of the ophthalmologists at my school. I watched him perform a morning of cataract surgery and was absolutely amazed by the impact of this 10-15 minute procedure. The precision and technique  required to perform the surgery was like artistry in motion.

Outside of work I really enjoy spending time with my family. My wife and I love to travel together and our two boys keep us very busy. I have been a very big Minnesota sports fan from what seems like my first memories. I also enjoy getting in a round of golf from time to time.

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