Hauch is a local product, born and raised in
St. Joseph, Michigan. He graduated summa
cum laude from Albion College and medical
school at the University of Michigan. He
then completed a surgical internship and
ophthalmology residency at Northwestern
University Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois.
From there, he was awarded a Joseph Head
fellowship in retina and vitreous diseases
and surgery at the famed Jules Stein Eye
Institute at UCLA.
returned to his Michiana roots and began
practice in South Bend in 1982.
his clinical practice was busy, Dr. Hauch
missed academia and returned to school. He
received an MBA from IUSB in 1993. He began
matriculating at Notre Dame Law School,
eventually receiving a J.D. from Newport
University, Newport, California in 2000.
Dr. Hauch has completed a doctorate in
education at California Coast University.
His dissertation is entitled, “Regressed
ROP Stage I: Is There a Relationship with
Cognitive Learning Difficulties?”
addition to being one of the first
ophthalmologists to treat Retinopathy of
Prematurity (ROP), he was also involved in
The Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy
Study (ETDRS) as well as being among the
first to do retina and vitreous surgery in
an outpatient setting, a practice which is
Dr. Hauch is a clinical
instructor of Ophthalmology at Northwestern
University, president of the medical staff at
Memorial Hospital of South Bend, a fellow of
the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a
fellow of the American College of Surgeons,
a member of the American Society of Retina
Specialists, the Association of Research
in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the
American College of Physician Executives.
was awarded national registration in “ Who’s
Who in America” in 1999, the Consumer’s
Research Council of America designation of
“America’s Top Ophthalmologists” 2005, 2006,
and 2007 Editions, medical honoree of the
March of Dimes in 2005 for his work in ROP, nominated “International Health
Professional of the Year, 2006” by The
International Biographical Centre of
Cambridge, England, and recently selected
for the "Best Doctors in America" 2011-2011.