Jean R. Hausheer, MD, FACS

Clinical Professor

Clinical Focus

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
Jean R. Hausheer, MD, FACS

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Dr. Hausheer joined Dean McGee Eye Institute January 2012, working predominately at the Lawton, Oklahoma, she works at Comanche Memorial Hospital, Lawton Indian Hospital, and Southwestern Medical Center. She can often be found teaching Emergency Room and Family Medicine residents in her Lawton clinic as Adjunct Clinical Professor of Rural Medicine in affiliation with Oklahoma State University.

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 chief residency with Mayo at Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Hausheer started comprehensive ophthalmology at the 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 Department of Ophthalmology. 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 2011 at UMKC School of Medicine. Hausheer has served on the Dean McGee Ophthalmic Residency Program Evaluation Committee and the Clinical Competency Committees since 2012.

Dr. Hausheer is a past president of the Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Hausheer is also a past president of the Missouri State Board of Healing Arts where she served two terms under gubernatorial appointment.

Dr. Hausheer is past president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, and has served on the Oklahoma Opioid Overdose Fatality Review board appointed by the attorney general since 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 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, representing all surgical subspecialties.

Dr. Hausheer chaired the American Academy of Ophthalmology Committee on Resident Education for a number of years, where she started a national pilot project on the subject of 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 initial book chapter entitled, “Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery”.

She received the Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology’s Distinguished Service Award in 2021. Hausheer served as board member on the Oklahoma Health Care Authority from 2018 to 2021, and chaired the Administrative Rules committee and served on the Pharmacy Committee.

In 2019 and 2021 Hausheer was recognized by as “Fifty Making a Difference” by the Oklahoma Journal Record, as Woman of the Year. She has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology National Secretariat Award both in 2015 and 2020.

In 2019 she was honored by the Oklahoma Council of the Blind with the Leroy Sanders Award for her devotion and Dedication to Blind Oklahomans and the Visually Impaired of the World.

Philanthropically, Dr. Hausheer 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 first arriving here in Oklahoma. Dr. Hausheer has volunteered and served as member of the Lawton Council of the Blind since 2012. She also enjoys singing in the praise band and playing flute at Apache Cowboy Church. Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, Hausheer has voluntarily served on the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps.

Dr. Hausheer and her husband, Jim, travel frequently overseas to voluntarily serve the blind and visually impaired people there and help train local eye surgeons. Dr. Hausheer and husband Jim 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
  • 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