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About the Academy
Past Executive Vice President

H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MDH. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD

Dr. Hoskins Jr. is the former executive vice president of the Academy, a position he held from 1993-2009, after a distinguished career in private practice. Dr. Hoskins is an internationally recognized glaucoma specialist, having authored or co-authored more than 80 publications and presented more than 300 invited lectures.

He received an Academy Honor Award in 1979 and a Senior Honor Award in 1989, Distinguished Service Award in 1999 and Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 and is the recipient of the A. Edward Maumenee award of the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society and the Sigma Zeta Honor Society, and was listed in the March 1991 issue of Good Housekeeping as one of “The 400 Best Doctors in America,” as well as being repeatedly listed in “Best Doctors in America.” In 2005 he received the prestigious Medical Executive Achievement Award from the AMA.

He has held numerous other positions in ophthalmology, medicine and business. Among the highlights: chairman of St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco; chairman of Mercy Services Corporation; founder and chairman of Medem Corporation; founding director of the American Glaucoma Society; founder and director of the Foundation for Glaucoma Research; and secretary-treasurer of the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology, the American Eye Study Club and the American Glaucoma Society. He is a member of the International Council of Ophthalmology.

Born in Virginia, Dr. Hoskins, the son of an ophthalmologist, received his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia, where he did his internship and residency. He was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1970 and did his glaucoma fellowship at the University of California School San Francisco Medical Center. He served as chief of ophthalmology at the Naval Hospital in Rhode Island in 1968.

The father of three, he lives with his wife, Ann, in Belvedere, located outside San Francisco. He continues his glaucoma practice in San Francisco.