Meet Dr. Hooton
Jason Hooton, MD was born in Rexburg, Idaho and graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University-Idaho. He attended medical school as an Idaho “WWAMI” student at the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his internship in Spokane, Washington.
Dr. Hooton received his ophthalmology training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he was selected Chief Resident by faculty and peers. His desire for further training lead him to complete a fellowship in Cornea, External Diseases and Refractive Surgery at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. While there, he was awarded a research fellowship to study how the latest corneal transplant technology can be safely used in underserved areas around the world.
He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the Cornea Society. Dr. Hooton has special interests in partial thickness corneal transplants, dry eyes, and complex cataract surgery.
He and his family are excited to be back in Idaho and to take advantage of all it has to offer.