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Dr. Darren L Hoover MD, F.A.A.P.

Pediatric Ophthalmologist
Cranberry Township, PA

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ABOUT

CREDENTIALS

CREDENTIALS

About Dr. Darren L Hoover MD, F.A.A.P.

Dr. Darren Hoover is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in pediatric and adult strabismus.

Dr. Hoover specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of both pediatric eye diseases and eye muscle imbalances in adults. He concentrates on surgery to correct strabismus (misaligned eyes), tear duct obstruction, pediatric cataracts, and pediatric eyelid malformations. He conducts clinical research in pediatric ophthalmology through the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) which is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Because of advances over the last 25 years, surgery to correct strabismus can be performed successfully at any age and always on an outpatient basis. Many adults who have been told in the past that nothing could be done to correct their misaligned eyes are now discovering that newer surgical techniques can bring about improvement in the vast majority of cases.

Dr. Hoover is a fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Pediatrics (section on ophthalmology), the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, and the Pittsburgh Ophthalmological Society. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on ophthalmology. He is an Executive Committee member (2012-2013) and an Investigator for the PEDIG organization.



Skills

Specialties

Ophthalmology


Areas Of Expertise

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, 25 + years


Clinical Focuses

strabismus- adult and pediatric
pediatric tear duct obstruction
pediatric eyelid malformations
pediatric cataracts


Languages

English


Education & Training

Universities

University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri, M.D.     1978 - 1982

Grinnell College
Grinnell, Iowa, B.S.     1974 - 1978

Training

The Children's Hospital, Harvard School of Medicine
Fellowship     1986 - 1987

Mason Institute of Ophthalmology, University of Missouri
Residency     1983 - 1986

St. Johns Mercy Medical Center
Internship     1982 - 1983

Credentials

Board Certifications

Diplomat
1987

Medical Examiner
1983

Affiliations

Professional Affiliation

Co-chairman
Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Study (CITS)

Former Fellowship Director, Department of Ophthalmology
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Executive Committee member for 2 terms
Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG)

Academic Affliations

Clinical Instructor
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
UPMC Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
Ohio Valley General Hospital


Associations

Fellow
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

Fellow
American Academy of Ophthalmology

Member
American Academy of Pediatrics

Member
Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology

Member
Pittsburgh Ophthalmologic Society

Member
Allegheny County Medical Society

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

Best Doctors
Best Doctors     2014

Best Doctors
Best Doctors     2013

Best Doctors
Best Doctors     2012

Best Doctors
Best Doctors     2011

Site of the Year
Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG)     2011

Site of the Month Award, March 2008, November 2009, February 2011
Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group    

Cum Laude
University of Missouri-Columbia     1982

John A. Buesseler Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology
University of Missouri-Columbia     1982

Phi Beta Kappa - junior year
Grinnell College     1977

Dr. Darren L Hoover MD, F.A.A.P. practices at the following locations:

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