Donald C. Hood, PhD

Donald C. Hood, PhD

James F. Bender Professor of Psychology and Professor of Ophthalmic Science (in Ophthalmology), Columbia University

Donald C. Hood, PhD is a James F. Bender Professor of Psychology and a Professor of Visual Science in the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University, New York, NY. At Columbia University, he has been awarded the Mark van Doren Award for Outstanding Teaching in the College (1993), the Great Teacher Award (Society of Columbia Gradates, 2004), and the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching (2007). He will be editor-in-chief of IOVS as of Jan. 2018. While some of his over 300 publications deal with issues of the basic neuroscience of vision, most of his work over the last 30 years has concerned research on diseases of the retina and optic nerve. The 3D Wide Glaucoma Report with Visual Field test points, or the “Hood Report” as it is widely known, was developed by Professor Hood in conjunction with Topcon’s Advanced Biomedical Imaging Laboratory. The Hood Report will help improve clinical efficiency and reduce the time needed to diagnose glaucomatous damage.