A native of south Florida, Dr. Hoffman completed his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at Haverford College in Pennsylvania in 1983. He received his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1987. He completed his internship at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. After an additional year practicing medicine in Colorado, he returned to Tulane University for his residency training in ophthalmology. Following residency, he completed a year of highly specialized training in Refractive Surgery and Cornea and External Diseases in Louisville, Kentucky. He became certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1994. He has extensive training and experience in corneal transplantation and excimer laser refractive surgery.
Dr. Hoffman has authored more than 370 publications in numerous ophthalmic journals and textbooks. He has performed live surgery internationally and has made hundreds of presentations at both international and national academic meetings and instructional courses. He has won numerous “Best of Session” awards for his presentations and “Best of Show” awards for his teaching video productions. In 2008, his video Scleral Fixation Without Conjunctival Dissection won First Place in the New Techniques category of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Film Festival. In 2010, his video Recurrent Vitreous Hemorrhage also won First Place in the In-House Productions category. In 2011, he was awarded the ASCRS Film Festival Grand Prize for his video Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Mini-Shunt Implantation Without Conjunctival Dissection. He is a column editor for Ophthalmology Times. He is a member of the prestigious International Intraocular Implant Club and serves as a board member of the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society. He is also an Editorial Board member for the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the ASCRS. Dr. Hoffman is a Certified Physician Investigator and has been a clinical investigator for multiple FDA clinical trials. These trials have included intraocular lenses and devices, artificial irises, refractive surgery lasers and ophthalmic drugs. He has designed new surgical instruments and techniques for anterior segment surgery and holds an academic appointment of Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University.
Dr. Hoffman has a personal interest in computer-interfaced musical composition and recording in his home studio. He enjoys skiing, scuba diving, and spending time with his wife JoAnn, sons Noah, Zachary, and Jacob and daughter, Macy. He has a Portuguese Water Dog named Maluko and a Tibetan terrier named MoMo.