John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAO  
Kansas City, MO

Specialties: Ophthalmology

Interests: Eye-Medical Blog
Discover Vision Centers of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Medical Practice
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I am a Board Certified Ophthalmologist; Editor of Missouri Medicine medical journal and Contributing Editor of Kansas City Medicine medical journal. Also a clinical researcher with over 150 manuscripts-correspondence-editorials published; Editor of two medical text books and contributor to two others. I founded the Eye Expert Forum in 2007. I have no conflict of interests to disclose and receive no money from pharmaceutical or ophthalmic manufacturers. I am not paid to answer these questions.
BA, University of Missouri Undergraduate, 1961 - 1965
MD, Loyola University School of Medicine, Chicago 1965 - 1969
Medical Training
Medical College of Wisconsin - Internship - 1969 - 1970
Emory University-Grady Hospital, Atlanta - Residency - 1972 - 1975
Board Certification
1975: American Board of Ophthalmology
1970: American Board of Medical Examiners
Honors & Awards
Kansas City’s Best Doctors Listing
2007-2015 America’s Top Ophthalmologists
Missouri State Medical Association Distinguished Service Award 2005
Missouri Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons Lifetime Achievement Award 2005
Missouri University Medical School Honorary Alumni Award, 2005
Lange Publications Award, Outstanding Achievement as Medical Student American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award 2008 Best Medical Writing In State, Missouri Association of Publicatons 2007, 2008, 2009 Missouri Eye Physicians/Surgeons Outstanding Advocate 2008, 2009, 2011 Contributing Editor, Kansas City Medical Bulletin FOUNDER OF MEDHELP.ORG EYE FORUMS 2007 Mexico, Missouri Philanthropist of Year 2010, American Academy of Ophthalmology Hall of Fame 2012
Professional Publications
152 peer-reviewed articles, editorials, correspondences published including New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Archives of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Audiovisual Journal of Cataract & Implant Surgery; many non-peer reviewed: Ocular Surgery News, Ophthalmology Times, EyeNet, Argus. American Medical News, "O" Ophra's Magazine, SHAPE, Runner's World, Wall Street Journal, CNN-Money, Kansas City Star, Ingram's Magazine, www.CBSNews.com, consultant CSI-Miami TV series; Bones TV series. Designer several surgical instruments, contributor 3 medical textbooks, Co-editor, Care of the Dying Patient. (University of Missouri Press) 2009
Military Service
United States Air Force Medical Corps-National Defense Medal 1970-1972 Viet Nam Era Volunteer Entry-Honorable Discharge GFAFB, ND Instructor in Physical Diagnosis; North Dakota School of Medicine 1970-1972
Consultant CSI-Miami TV series; Bones TV series. American Running & Physical Fitness Association, NORTH magazine
Select Professional Memberships
American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Missouri State Medical Association, Missouri Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons (1999 President, Chair Membership, Legislative Liaison Kansas City Area) , Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology, Clay-Platte County Medical Society (President, 1982), Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City (President 2010-Board of DIrectors 2008-2013), Air Force Association, National Honor Society, Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity (1968 President) Missouri University: Jefferson Club, MU Alumni Assn, Missouri 100, For All We Call Mizzou, MU Medical School Foundation Board, McAlester Society, 1982 President-Clay-Platte County Medical Assn.
Books: Care of the Dying Patient

Recent Blog Entries
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