Dr. Derek Blair Hess MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. Derek Hess is an ophthalmologist in Saint Petersburg, Florida and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine and Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. He received his medical degree from University of South Florida College of Medicine and has been in practice for 16 years. He is one of 20 doctors at All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine and one of 22 at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg who specialize in Ophthalmology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: General Ophthalmology

Education & Medical Training

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1998–1999

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1999–2002

University of South Florida College of Medicine
Class of 1998

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified in Ophthalmology

FL State Medical License
Active through 2016

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FAAO), American Academy of Ophthalmology

Publications & Presentations

Combined intraocular lens implantation and glaucoma implant (tube shunt) surgery in pediatric patients: a case series.
Tesser, R., Hess, D.B., Freedman, S.F.

Macular and retinal nerve fiber layer analysis of normal and glaucomatous eyes in children using optical coherence tomography.


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