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Programs + Specialties
Training + Education Tufts University School of Medicine; Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; University of California, San Francisco
Board Certifications Ophthalmology
NPI # 1922063296
Gender Male
Language(s) Spanish
Accepted Insurances View Accepted Insurances at Tufts MC + Floating Hospital

Locations + Directions

New England Eye Center - Boston
800 Washington St., #450
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-5488
Fax #: 617-636-7029

Honors + Awards

1988 Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
1989 Alpha Omega Alpha, Tufts University School of Medicine
1992 Resident Award for Teaching Excellence, New England Eye Center, TUSM
1995 Resident Award for Teaching Excellence, New England Eye Center, TUSM
2000 Resident Award for Teaching Excellence, New England Eye Center, TUSM
2000 Senior Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
2007 Alice Stokes Paul 1901 Moorestown Friends School Alumni Assoc. Merit Award
2010 Outstanding Tufts University School of Medicine Lecturer for 2009-2010
2014 Resident Award for Teaching Excellence, New England Eye Center, TUSM
2012-2017 “Top Doctor”, Boston Magazine

Publications + National Presentations

Books and Chapters:

Mendosa-Santiesteban, C, Lassara, MD, Hedges TR. Optical Coherence Tomography for Neuro-ophthalmology, in Optical Coherence Tomography of Ocular Diseases, Third Edition, Schuman JS et al. editors, Slack Inc., Thorofare, NJ, 2013.
Ho J, Athappilly G, Tivnan TB, Hedges TR. Application of Optical Coherence Tomography in Neuro-ophthalmic Disorders, in Optic Nerve Disorders, Diagnosis and Management, Second edition, Wong JW, editor, Springer, New York, 2014.
Kline K, Hedges TR. Optical coherence tomography and optic nerve edema. In OCT in Central Nervous System Diseases, The Eye as Window to the Brain. Grzybowski A and Barboni P edts, Springer, Heidelberg, 2016.


Semela L, Yang E, Hedges TR, Vuong L, Odel JG, and Hood DC. Multifocal visual-evoked potential in unilateral compressive optic neuropathy. Br J Ophthalmol 2007;91:445-448. also Online First: 31 October 2006. doi:10.1136/bjo.2006.097980.
Rodriquez JA, Hedges TR, Heilman CB, Strominger MB, Laver NM. Painful sixth cranial nerve palsy caused by a malignant trigeminal nerve sheath tumor. J Neuro-ophthalmol 2007;27:29-31.
Semela L, Hedges TR, Vuong L. Serial multifocal visual evoked potential recordings in compressive optic neuropathy. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging 2007;38:250-253.
Rodriguez-Padilla JA, Hedges TR, Monson B, Srinivasan V, Wojtkowski M, Reichel E, Duker JS, Schuman JS, Fujimoto JG. High-Speed Ultra–High-Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography Findings in Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125:775-780.
Neff LM, Weil M, Cole A, Hedges TR, Shucart W, Lawrence D, Zhu JJ, Tischler AS, Lechan RM.
Temozolomide in the treatment of an invasive prolactinoma resistant to dopamine agonists. Pituitary 2007;10:81-86.
Yoon MK, Chen RW, Hedges TR, Srinivasan VJ, Gorczynska I, Fujimoto JG, Wojtkowski M, Schuman JS, Duker JS. High-spead ultrahigh resolution optical coherence tomography of the retina in Hunter syndrome. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging 2007;38:423-428.
Hedges TR, Vuong, LN, Gonzalez-Garcia AO, Mendoza-Santiesteban CE, Amaro-Quiereza AL. Subretinal fluid from anterior ischemic optic neuropathy demonstrated by optical coherence tomography. Arch Ophthalmol 2008;126:812-815.
Mendoza-Santiesteban C, Hedges TR, Norcliffe-Kaufmann L, Warren F, Reddy S, Axelrod F, Kaufmann H. Clinical Neuro-ophthalmic Findings in Familial Dysautonomia. J Clinical Neuro-


Dr. Hedges is Director of Neuro-ophthalmology at The New England Eye Center, and has been on the staff of the Tufts Medical Center since 1981. He is Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology at Tufts University where he served as acting Chairman of Ophthalmology, 1990-91 and now serves on the Alumni Council.
Dr. Hedges is on the Editorial Board of the International Neuro-ophthalmology Society journal Neuro-ophthalmology. He has reviewed articles for a number of journals including The Archives of Ophthalmology, The Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology and The New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Hedges has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and review articles. He wrote Consultation in Ophthalmology, which was published in 1987.

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Frank Walsh Neuro-ophthalmology Society
International Neuro-ophthalmology Society
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Alumni Association
The Society of Heed Fellows
Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
New England Ophthalmological Society
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
International Eye Foundation
North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society
Pan American Association of Ophthalmology
Sociedad Cubana de Oftalmolgia, Miembro Correspondiente
Tufts Eye Alumni Association, founding member

News, Media + Videos

Boston Magazine 'Top Doctor' Award 2016

Boston magazine honors 2016 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.

2016 Boston magazine Top Doctors
Boston Magazine 'Top Doctor' Award 2015

Boston magazine honors 2015 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.

2015 Boston magazine Top Doctors
Boston Magazine 'Top Doctor' Award 2014

Boston magazine honors 2014 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.

2014 Boston magazine Top Doctors
Boston Magazine 'Top Doctor' Award 2017

Boston Magazine honors 2017 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.

2017 Boston Magazine Top Doctors
Dr. Clarissa Yang on the cover of 2019 Boston Magazine Top Doctor issue.

2019 “Top Doctors” at Tufts MC and Floating Hospital

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Personal Interest

Dr. Hedges is a sailing enthusiast, including restoring and racing his Moth on the New Jersey shore, competing in the Shields Regattas in Marion, Edgartown and Newport or day-sailing his 50 year-old wooden sloop in Buzzards Bay.