Dr. Hausheer joined Dean McGee Eye Institute January 2011 working predominately at the Lawton Oklahoma site where in addition to a busy practice, she teaches Southwest Family Practice Resident Physicians. She travels monthly to Oklahoma City to teach Ophthalmology Residents in surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital, as well as staffing Ophthalmology Resident triage clinic and resident lectures at Dean McGee Eye Institute. 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 of re-accreditation under site review. 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 current Treasurer to the Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Hausheer is past president of the Missouri State Board of Healing Arts where she served two terms under two different Governors. While serving on the MSBHA, she also served on Disciplinary, Licensure (Chairman), Competency (Chairman), Impaired Physicians Advisory (Chairman) committees, and Secretary to the Board (twice). Dr. Hausheer has served as member to the Federation of State medical boards since 1998. In 2009 she served as Delegate to the annual FSMB meeting representing the state of Missouri.
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 each year since 1998.
Dr. Hausheer served 7 years as Missouri State Councilor to the American Academy of Ophthalmology Council where she chaired credentials committee in 2005. In 2002 she represented the surgical subspecialty of Ophthalmology on the American College of Surgeons Political Action Committee where colleagues voted her as Vice Chair.
Dr. Hausheer currently chairs the American Academy of Ophthalmology Committee on Resident Education, and is overseeing surgical simulation in a national pilot project. She has served as Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1994, where she’s also written MOC and PORT exam questions in the specialty of cataract refractive surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology.
Academically Dr. Hausheer was honored to receive Teacher of the Year in 2007 by the UMKC School of Medicine Ophthalmology Residents, and has lectured Ophthalmology residents over the years in the fields of Optics/Physics, Ethics and Professionalism, Advanced Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Hausheer co-Chaired the UMKC School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting from 1998 until 2011. Since 2007 she served on the UMKC Graduate Medical Education council.
Philanthropically, she wrote and was awarded a $50,000 grant by the HealthcareforKC.org in June 2010 where she used funds to start up a homeless eye clinic in greater downtown Kansas City, involving medical student and ophthalmic resident volunteers. Dr. Hausheer served as medical director for the KC Free Eye Clinic from 2010 until moving here to Oklahoma. She also chaired advocacy committee for the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired Center in Greater Kansas City 2009-2010, and also served as board member from 2008 until 2011.
Dr. Hausheer and her husband Jim Meyer reside in Lawton Oklahoma, have six grown children, and four grandchildren. Jim works as National Director Business and Development Health Care Account for US Food.