After receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1967, Dr. Hefner was selected to serve a one-year rotating surgical internship at the Cleveland Clinic, where he also served his residency in Ophthalmology from 1968 to 1971. Having demonstrated excellence in all academic and clinical areas, the doctor was granted his Board Certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1973.
Following a two-year tour of duty in the United States Naval Reserve Medical Corps, where he served as a Lieutenant Commander and Ophthalmologist at the Naval Hospital in Charleston, Dr. Hefner chose the St. Charles area to open his private practice. Deeply committed to bringing his patients the most effective medical and surgical procedures available, Dr. Hefner routinely pursues continuing medical education programs as an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology; American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons; Kane County Medical Society; and the Chicago Ophthalmological Society. He is frequently invited to speak to local community groups about eye health. Making their home in St. Charles, Dr. Hefner and his wife, Jean, enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Sub-Specialty Cataract Surgery
B.S. Elmhurst College 1963
M.D. Northwestern University 1967
Completed a residency at the Cleveland Clinic in 1971
Board certified in 1973
Lieutenant Commander, US Naval Reserve Medical Corps, at the Naval Hospital in Charleston, SC
On staff: Provena St. Joseph, Sherman Hospital, Delnor-Community Hospital and Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Personal Philosophy Towards Medicine
“My goal is to provide excellent medical, surgical and family eye care in a warm caring environment”
Special Medical Interests
Comprehensive Ophthalmology (Including diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy).
No Stitch Cataract Surgery