Eye Centers of South Florida  
Our Provider(s)
Joseph Hoffman, MD
Medical Director

Joseph Hoffman, MD

Care Philosophy

Dr Hoffman has been performing eye surgery for over 20 years in South Florida and has never been more enthusiastic about his specialty since the development of "no-stitch" cataract surgery. Dr. Hoffman maintains a traditional approach in his practice of medicine, placing the patient?s interests, service and the development of long-term relationships at the core of his practice.

Cataract surgery is a surgical procedure with associated risks that need to be put into proper perspective through the development of the doctor-patient relationship. The relationship serves as the foundation for good medical decisions and is characterized by a sense of trust and dignity between patient and physician.

Dedication to a traditional doctor-patient relationship and achieving excellent results is implicit in Dr. Hoffman?s practice slogan ?Our Vision is Your Best Vision.

Curriculum Vitae

Date Of Birth
Jun 23 1956

Place Of Birth

Work Address
Eye Centers of South Florida
North Miami Beach Office
Fort Lauderdale Office

University of Miami School of Medicine

Post Doctoral Training
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Licensure and Board Certification
Florida Medical License
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic & Administrative Appointments
Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Nova Southeastern University School of Optometry

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, New England College of Optometry

Hospital Appointments
Chief, Division of Ophthalmology, Parkway Regional Medical Center (1992-2000)

Memberships, Offices and Committee Appointments
Surgical Review Committee, Parkway Regional Medical Center (1992-2000)

Other Professional Positions & Major Appointments
Miami Ophthalmological Society, Past President 2003

Awards & Honors
Earl Sutherland Award
Sandoz Medicine Award
Alpha Omega Alpha

Hoffman, J.I., Smith, J.L., Schatz, N., Byrne, S.F., Blumenkranz, M.: Optic perineuritis in secondary syphilis. 19th Annual Resident's Day, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Miami, Florida. June 17, 1983.

Thomas, M., Mandelbaum, S., Gelender, H., Hoffman, J.I.: Pseudomonas scleritis after pterygium removal. Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. November 4, 1983.

Hoffman, J.I., Nelson, C., Glaser, J., Schatz, N.: Cup:disc ratio in nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. 20th Annual Resident's Day, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Miami, Florida. June 23, 1984.

Hoffman, J.I., Battle, J., Clarkson,J., Blumenkranz, M.: Ocular perforations following retrobulbar injections. 21st Annual Resident's Day, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Miami, Florida. June 22, 1985.

Hoffman, J.I., Dan, L. et al: The effect of Diclofenac Sodium 0.1% in reducing postoperative inflammation after cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation. Abstract submitted 1989 American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Hay, A., Flynn, H.W.Jr., Hoffman, J.I., Rivera, A.H.: Needle Penetration of the Globe during Retrobulbar and Peribulbar Injections. Ophthalmology 1991; 98:1017-1024.

Office Location(s):

North Miami Beach Office

1701 NE 164th Street
2nd Floor
North Miami Beach, Florida   33162
Location Phone: 305-947-0027
Location Fax: 305-945-8734

Fort Lauderdale Office

5333 N. Dixie Highway
Suite 101
Fort Lauderdale, Florida   33334
Location Phone: 954-493-5033
Additional Location Phone: 954-493-5058

North Miami Beach Surgical Center

120 NE 167th Street
North Miami Beach, Florida   33162
Location Phone: 305-952-2024
Location Fax: 305-956-3961

My Phone: 305-947-0027
Fax: 305-402-0187

Accepting new patients:
I am accepting new patients.

Primary Specialty:
Diseases and Surgery of the Eye

Secondary Specialty:
Cataract Surgery
Small Incision Cataract Surgery

Undergraduate Education:
University of Miami : 1977
Medical Education:
University of Miami School of Medicine : 1981

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute : 1985

In Practice Since: