Robert Nickey Hogan, MD $$

Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Robert N. Hogan, M.D., Ph.D., specializez in neuro-ophthalmology and ocular pathology at Children’s Health℠ and a professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology, Pathology, Neurology, and Neurological Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

My mother had multiple sclerosis (MS) and that inspired me to go into medicine to help others. Every day, challenge is why I enjoy being a physician.
Dr. Hogan

Dr. Hogan earned his medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency in ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he also completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology. He then completed further training in neuro-ophthalmology and ocular oncology/pathology at Harvard Medical School. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Hogan joined the UT Southwestern faculty and Children's Health in 1996.

Dr. Hogan has received several prominent awards and honors that include Texas Monthly Super Doctors, D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas, and he is board certified by American Board of Ophthalmology.  

It was his mother’s condition that led him to medicine. “My mother had multiple sclerosis (MS) and that inspired me to go into medicine to help others. Every day, challenge is why I enjoy being a physician.”

Free time away from his work, Dr. Hogan enjoys traveling and reading.

Education and Training

Medical School
George Washington Univ Schl of Med/Health Sciences (1990)
Parkland Memorial Hospital (1991), Transitional Year
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr GME (1994), Ophthalmology
Massachusetts General Hospital (1996), Pathology
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (1996), Neuro-Ophthalmology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr GME (1995), Neuro-Ophthalmology
Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology


Dr. Hogan specializes in neuro-ophthalmology disorders, ophthalmic pathology, and oncology.

Departments and Programs

  • Research Interests

    • Retinal degeneration in human spongiform encephalopathies
    • Natural history of optic pathway gliomas
    • Contact lenses and prion disease
  • Publications

    • Retrolaminar Migration of Intraocular Silicone Oil. Boren RA, Cloy CD, Gupta AS, Dewan VN, Hogan RN. J Neuroophthalmol. 2016 Dec;36(4):439-447. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000440. PMID: 27636746
    • Polymicrobial infection confined to Ahmed glaucoma shunt. Lee JC, Evers BM, Cavuoti D, Hogan RN, Kooner KS. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2020 Jan 16;18:100596. doi: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2020.100596. eCollection 2020 Jun. PMID: 32195438
    • Conjunctival changes following Muller's muscle conjunctival resection. Beaulieu R, McDonnell E, Scofield-Kaplan SM, Evers BM, Hogan RN, Mancini R. Int Ophthalmol. 2022 Jun;42(6):1689-1695. doi: 10.1007/s10792-021-02163-8. Epub 2022 Jan 30. PMID: 35094223
    • Recurrent primary orbital well-differentiated liposarcoma /atypical lipomatous tumor: A rare case report with six-year follow-up. Mei F, He L, Forouzan P, Mancini R, Hogan RN American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports 2022 Sep 27
    • Paraneoplastic Autoimmune Retinopathy Associated With Non-IgM Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma. Thomson AC, Raviskanthan S, Mortensen PW, Hogan RN, Lee AG Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology 2023 Dec 43 E184-E187
    • Disease associations of excessive daytime sleepiness in multiple sclerosis: A prospective study. Sguigna PV, Toranian S, Tardo LM, Blackburn KM, Horton LA, Conger D, Meltzer E, Hogan RN, McCreary M, Zee PC, Takahashi JS, Greenberg BM Multiple Sclerosis Journal - Experimental, Translational and Clinical 2023 Jan 9
  • Professional Activities

    • American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists
    • North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
    • Society of Heed Fellows
    • Verhoeff-Zimmerman Society
    • Eastern Ophthalmic Pathology Society
    • Cogan Ophthalmic History Society
  • Awards and Honors

    • Lorenz Zimmerman Medal 2021, American Academy of Ophthalmology
    • Frederick Jakobiec Medal and Lecturer 2022, Harvard Ophthalmology
    • Chairman, Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Cmte. to the FDA, 2009-2014
    • Board of Directors 2011, American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists
    • D Magazine Best Doctors, 2010-2013, 2017, 2019, 2022, 2023
    • Texas Super Doctors as seen in Texas Monthly Magazine 2014-2023

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