Thomas J. DeHaven. M. D.

Thomas J. DeHaven. M. D.
Thomas J. DeHaven. M. D.


  • High school - Robert E. Lee, Tyler, TX (1977)
  • Bachelor of Science (Biology) - Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (1977—1981).
  • Medical Degree - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX (1981-1985).
  • Preceptorship in Eye Pathology — Wilmer Eye Institute (John Hopkins Medical School) (July through August, 1983).
  • Residency (Ophthalmology) — University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Parkland Hospital (1985-1989).
  • Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology American Board of Eye Surgery

Professional Experience:

  • DeHaven Eye Clinic / DeHaven Surgical Center since July 1989
  • Clinical Instructor in ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas since March 1990.
  • Dr. DeHaven is an Adjunct Professor of Continuing Education, University of Houston College of Optometry.


  • Graduated Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University.
  • Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society at SMU.
  • National Honor Society in High School.
  • ‘Athlete of the Year’ at Robert E. Lee High School, 1977.
  • Texas “All-State” swimming team, 1977.
  • Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, 1985.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Ophthalmological Association
  • Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Smith County Medical Society


  • The Learning Curve in Extracapsular Cataract Extraction (resident experience), (unpublished) 1987.
  • Glare and Contrast Sensitivity Testing (unpublished) 1988.
  • Endothelial Cell Loss in ECCE vs Phacoemulsification (unpublished) 1989.

Activities and Interests:

  • Hobbies include: guitar, hunting, golf, swimming.
  • Church affiliation: Green Acres Baptist Church, Tyler, TX.
  • Special Ophthalmic interest: Refractive surgery and General Ophthamology.