$$ David Robert Weakley, Jr., MD Division Director at Children's Health Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. David Robert Weakley, Jr.
Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

Languages Spoken: English,


Dr. David Weakley earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin in the Plan II Honors Program. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas where he was an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate. After medical school, Dr. Weakley completed an internship at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas. Dr. Weakley completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and completed his Pediatric Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Weakley returned to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and he is currently a Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Clinical Service of Ophthalmology at Children’s Health Medical Center Dallas. He has numerous scientific articles and book chapters in the field of Pediatric Ophthalmology. Dr. Weakley is currently a member of the AAO, AAPOS, and AOS. He has been an associate examiner for the ABO since 1995. He is a member of the American Orthoptic Council and on the board of editors of the Journal of AAPOS.

Education and Training

Education and Training

Medical School

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1984)


University of TX Med Brnch Gal (1985), Internal Medicine


Parkland Memorial Hospital (1988), Ophthalmology


Childrens National Med Ctr (1989), Pediatric Ophthalmology

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

Professional Associations and Affiliations

  • American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
  • American Medical Association
  • American Ophthalmologic Society
  • Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology
  • Texas Medical Association

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

  • Pediatric Cataract Award
  • Pediatric Cataract and Glaucoma Family Association Research Award (2002)
  • Edward Randall Medal
  • Edward Randall Medal for Academic Excellence (1984)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch (1983)
  • D Magazine
  • Best Doctors (1992, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013) (0)
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Super Docs (1992, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) (0)