Lauren E. Hock, MD is a fellowship-trained Glaucoma Specialist at the Wills Eye Hospital. She also serves as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Hock completed her medical education at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. She graduated with top academic honors from medical school and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her internship and ophthalmology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, where she received the Kolder Memorial Humanitarian Award for exceptional community service and the Arbisser ‘Top Gun’ award for creating an innovative solution to a problem facing the Department of Ophthalmology. As a resident she was awarded an American Medical Association Accelerating Change in Medical Education Innovation Grant as co-principal investigator of an innovative curriculum to empower medical trainees to address discrimination and harassment in the clinical setting. She subsequently completed her glaucoma fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital, where she was awarded the Rick Bay Excellence in Eyecare Education Scholarship for integrity, compassion, partnership, and dedication to the greater good.
Dr. Hock is committed to providing patient-centered care, refining new frameworks to improve glaucoma medical and surgical education, and contributing to novel research that may improve treatment options for Philadelphia area glaucoma patients.
American Board of Ophthalmology
Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
- Fellowship: Wills Eye Hospital – Glaucoma – 2022
- Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics – 2021
Medical School: Rush Medical College – 2017
- Undergraduate: Clemson University – 2012
Honors and Awards
- The Rick Bay Excellence in Eyecare Education Scholarship (Wills Eye Hospital; 2022)
- Arbisser Top Gun Award (2021)
- Dean’s Best Research Paper Award (2021)
- Accelerating Change in Medical Education Innovation Grant (American Medical Association; 2020)
- Hansjoerg E. Kolder Memorial Humanitarian Award (2020)
- Top Poster Presentation (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery; 2019)
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2016)
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistant to Ecuador (2012-2013)