Jean R. Hausheer, MD, FACS

Clinical Professor

Clinical Focus

Special Interests

Specialized small incision sutureless refractive cataract surgery, with emphasis on LASIK and PRK excimer laser procedures.

Clinical Practice

Comprehensive specialized ophthalmic care as it pertains to diabetes, glaucoma, and other ocular diseases.


  • BS: Biology (with distinction), University of Missouri – Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 1978
  • MD: University of Missouri – Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 1981
  • Internship: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN, 1981-1982
  • Residency: Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN, 1982-1985


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 often travels to Oklahoma City to teach ophthalmology residents in surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital. 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-year 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 is immediate past 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 immediate past president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, and currently serves on the Oklahoma Opioid Overdose Fatality Review board appointed by the attorney general.

Governor Stitt appointed Dr. Hausheer to the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority board in March 2019, where she will actively work on all things Medicaid.

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 seven 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 Department of Ophthalmology Residents.

Dr. Hausheer was executive editor of the second 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 published in 2014.

Again in 2019, Dr. Hausheer served as executive editor of the third edition of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s “Basic Techniques in Ophthalmic Surgery” textbook, and is first author of the first chapter entitled, “Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery.

Philanthropically, Dr. Hausheer is a member of the Patriot Lions Club in Lawton, and also serves on the board for the Lawton free medical clinic, Hearts That Care. She also has served as board member 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 Africa to serve the people there, as well as help train local surgeons. 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 and The Republic of Guinea.

Dr. Hausheer and her husband reside in Lawton, Oklahoma, have six grown children, and seven grandchildren. Jim is retired and can often be found volunteering on the Wildlife Refuge.

Other Activities

  • Certified American Board of Ophthalmology, Lifelong Certificate, 1986
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery Practice, Kansas City, MO, 1985-2011
  • Residency Program Director: Department of Ophthalmology, University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, 2006-2011
  • Recertified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 2014

Meet Dr. Hausheer