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David Hinkle - Tulane University. New Orleans, LA, US

David Hinkle

Oliver and Carroll Dabezies Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology | Tulane University


An ophthalmologist who specializes in retina-vitreous diseases and uveitis, Hinkle can speak on most topics related to eye health and care.



David M. Hinkle is Professor and the inaugural Oliver and Carroll Dabezies Chair in Ophthalmology. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering with honors from Case Western Reserve University where he was a Provost Scholar. He attended medical school and completed an internship in Internal Medicine at West Virginia University. He completed an Ophthalmology residency and served as chief resident at Tulane University, an Ocular Immunology and Uveitis fellowship at Harvard Medical School, and a Vitreoretinal Surgery fellowship at Albany Medical College. He also was chosen to complete the Physician Leadership Development Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute while serving as Director of the Retina Service and Ambulatory Physician Leader for the UMass Memorial Eye Center. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters and participated in over 30 clinical trials. He is an associate editor of BMC Ophthalmology. He has been an invited speaker at regional, national and international ophthalmology meetings. He was chosen as the Tulane Eye Alumni of the year in 2011, received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award in 2016, and the WVU Eye Institute Teacher of the Year award in 2019. His clinical and research interests include complex vitreoretinal surgery, drug, and vaccine induced ocular inflammatory disease, infectious uveitis and big data analytics including NIH grant support for machine learning.

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