Preston Howard Blomquist, MD $$

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
English,
UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

Biography

Preston Blomquist, M.D., is an ophthalmologist at Children’s Health who treats a wide range of ocular diseases. For Dr. Blomquist, improving patients’ quality of life provides tremendous job satisfaction.

Dr. Blomquist graduated from medical school at UT Southwestern and completed his residency training in ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he also served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Blomquist is board certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology. In addition to his clinical duties at UT Southwestern, he serves as the Program Director for the Ophthalmology Residency Training Program at UT Southwestern and Chief of the Ophthalmology Service at Parkland Health & Hospital System. 

He is a nationally respected educator in ophthalmology, and he has served as Vice Chair for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Review Committee for Ophthalmology. Dr. Blomquist is a member of the University of Texas Southwestern Academy of Teachers and received the University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award in 2012.

Dr. Blomquist is active in a number of professional organizations. A past president of the Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and he belongs to the American Ophthalmological Society, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (1986)
Internship
Christus St Joseph Hospital (1987), Transitional Year
Residency
Baylor College of Medicine (1990), Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine (1989), Ophthalmology
Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology

Departments and Programs

Ophthalmology