Dr. Hausheer joined Dean McGee Eye Institute January 2012 working predominately at the Lawton, Oklahoma site where in addition to a busy practice, she works at the Lawton Indian Hospital. She travels often to Oklahoma City to teach Ophthalmology Residents in surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital, as well as staffing Ophthalmology Resident triage clinics. In Lawton, she’s on active medical staff at Comanche Memorial Hospital and the Indian Hospital.
A native of Missouri, she started medical school at the age of 17, attending the combined BA/MD program at the University of Missouri Kansas City. At the age of 23 she started Ophthalmic Resident training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where she also completed her chief residency off site in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Hausheer started comprehensive ophthalmology at the age of 27 in Kansas City, working both academically at UMKC teaching Ophthalmology Residents and in private practice. In 1994 Dr. Hausheer certified and began refractive surgery procedures. In 1998 she became Director of Refractive Eye Surgery at UMKC. In 2002 Dr. Hausheer became Partner at Sabates Eye Centers, and Department of Ophthalmology Residency Program Director at UMKC in 2006. Under her leadership as Program Director, the UMKC Dept of Ophthalmology was able to achieve 5 years re-accreditation. She achieved the rank of Professor in summer 2011 at UMKC School of Medicine.
Dr. Hausheer is past president of the Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and recently completed her term as president of the Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Hausheer is past president of the Missouri State Board of Healing Arts where she served two terms.
Dr. Hausheer is currently President Elect of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, and is in line to take over as president in April 2018.
Dr. Hausheer received the Honor Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 1997, and in 2007 received the Marjorie Sirridge, MD Lectureship Award for “Outstanding Woman Physician” for UMKC School of Medicine. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and has received the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Honor Award numerous times since 1998.
Dr. Hausheer served 7 years as Missouri State Councilor to the American Academy of Ophthalmology Council. In 2002 she represented the surgical subspecialty of Ophthalmology on the American College of Surgeons Political Action Committee where she served as Vice Chair.
Dr. Hausheer chaired the American Academy of Ophthalmology Committee on Resident Education for a number of years, where she started a national pilot project in surgical simulation. She has served as Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1994, where she’s also written MOC, PORT, WQE and oral exam questions in the specialty of optics/physics and refractive surgery.
Academically Dr. Hausheer was honored to receive Teacher of the Year in 2007 by the UMKC School of Medicine Ophthalmology Residents, Ethics and Professionalism, Advanced Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Hausheer was Executive Editor of the 2nd edition of The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s "Basic Techniques in Ophthalmic Surgery", as well as refractive surgery, anterior segment surgery, and globe trauma sectional editor.
Philanthropically, Dr. Hausheer is a member of the Patriot Lions Club in Lawton, and also serves on the board for the free medical clinic (Hearts That Care). She also has served as parliamentarian and active volunteer at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Friends Association. Dr. Hausheer has volunteered and served with the Lawton and Duncan Council for the Blind since 2012. She also enjoys singing in the praise band and playing flute at Apache Cowboy Church.
Dr. Hausheer and her husband Jim, travel frequently to various parts of East and West Africa, to serve the people there, as well as help train locally. They have volunteered twice to Swaziland with Dean McGee and The Luke Commission, as well as Samaritans Purse in Gabon, and Mercy Ship Africa (floating hospital) located outside of Cameroon. She writes grants and brings ocular medications and equipment to various parts of Africa.
Dr. Hausheer and her husband Jim Meyer, reside in Lawton, Oklahoma, have six grown children, and six grandchildren. Jim is retired and can often be found volunteering on the Wildlife Refuge.