Dr. Bouchard was named chair of the department of ophthalmology in 2003. He practices with special interests in cataract no-stitch surgery, cataracts, comprehensive eye care, conjunctivitis, contact lens complications, dry eyes, itchy eyes/ocular allergy, keratoconus, LASIK, surgery for nearsightedness and tearing. Dr. Bouchard also serves as a consultant at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, Ill. Dr. Bouchard received his doctor of medicine degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.
He completed his residency training in ophthalmology at George Washington University and a fellowship in corneal and external diseases at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Dr. Bouchard is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has held a number of positions at Loyola Medicine since 1991, including director of the cornea service and residency program director from 1991 to 2003. He has served as president of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society, member of the Board of Directors at the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness and on the medical advisory board of the Eye Bank Association of America. Dr. Bouchard has received several awards for teaching and has been named Top Doctor in Chicago by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as well as “America’s Top Ophthalmologist” by the Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists. He holds membership in dozens of medical and scientific societies, including the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Eye Bank Association of America and the Cornea Society.