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Herbert P. Fechter III, MD

Certification and Licensure

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners November 1995
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology November 1999
Licensed in the State of South Carolina 1999
Licensed in the State of Georgia October 2006


BS, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, May 1984
MD, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland May 1994

Post-Graduate Training

Internship: Transitional Internship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 1994-1995
Residency: Ophthalmology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C.,1995-1998
Fellowship: Glaucoma, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL 2002-2003

Excimer Laser Certification

LadarVision Excimer Laser Surgery Training, 2001
VISX Excimer Laser Surgery Training, 1999
CustomVue Wavefront Ablation Training, 2007

LenSx Femtosecond Laser Certification,September 2012

Military Service

Chief, Ophthalmology Clinic, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 2004-2007
Director of Glaucoma Services, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 2003-2007
Staff, Walter Reed Ophthalmology Service, Washington, D.C., 2001-2007
Staff Group Leader, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS 2000-2001
Chief, Ophthalmology Service, Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Fort Jackson, SC, 1998-2000
Chief Resident, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1997-1998
Resident, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1995-1997
Intern Class President, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1994-1995
Engineer Office Basic Course Trainer, Fort Belvoir, VA 1988-1990
Combat Engineer Executive Officer, Fort Ord, California, 1986-1987
Combat Engineer Platoon Leader, Fort Ord, California, 1984-1986
Cadet, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1980-1984

Hospital Staff Appointments

Doctors Hospital, Augusta, GA (Courtesy Staff)
Eye Surgery Center of Augusta. L.L.C. (Active Staff)
Trinity Hospital, Augusta, GA (Courtesy Staff)
University Hospital, Augusta, GA (Courtesy Staff)

Special Appointments

ASCRS Glaucoma Programming Committee, 2007 – Present
Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society, President, 1993


American Academy of Ophthalmology
Georgia Society of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Glaucoma Clinical Committee, 2007-2012
Medical Association of Georgia
University Physicians Associates
American Glaucoma Society
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Society of Military Ophthalmologists
Association of Graduates, United States Military Academy

Awards and Honors

Best Glaucoma Surgical Video 2012 – American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Selected as one of “The Best Doctors in America” by Best Doctors, Inc., 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Top 10% of Lecturers at American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Distinguished Service Award 2009 – American Academy of Ophthalmology
ASCRS Film Festival Award recipient 2007
Selected for “Below-the-Zone” promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, 2001
“In-Resident” enrollment in Command and General Staff College, 2000
Scored in 97th percentile on Ophthalmology Board Examination, 1999
Physicians Recognition Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1999
Ophthalmology Chief Resident, WRAMC 1997-1998
Best Resident Research Paper, March 1998
President of Walter Reed Army Medical Center Intern Class, 1994-1995
Valedictorian, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 1994
Board of Regents Award Recipient, USUHS Class of 1994
President of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1993-1994
Outstanding Service Medal, USUHS, 1994
Who”s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1994
Air Assault School, 1994 (Distinguished Honor Graduate)
Flight Surgeon Course, 1993 (Distinguished Honor Graduate)
Expert Field Medical Badge, 1992
Engineer Officer Advanced Course, 1988 (Distinguished Honor Graduate)
Meritorious Service Medals, 1988, 2000, 2007
Army Commendation Medals, 1987, 1989, 2005, 2006
Army Achievement Medals, 1988, 1989, 1995, 2000
Placed 6th in Army-wide Best Ranger Competition, 1988
Winner of 7th Infantry Division Best Ranger Competition, 1987
Winner of the Fort Ord Best Lieutenant Competition, 1987
Ranger and Airborne School Graduate, 1984, 1985
United States Military Academy Distinguished Honor Graduate, 1980-1984
Number One Cadet in Physical Education, USMA Class of 1984
USMA Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, 1983

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