Charles S. Bouchard, MD
The John P. Mulcahy Professor and
Chairman of Ophthalmology

Subspecialty / Clinical Expertise:
Corneal Disease and LASIK Surgery,
Corneal Transplantation (Low and High Risk)
Dry Eye and Ocular Surface Disease

Practice Locations:
Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge

(888) LUHS-888

Contact Information:
(708) 216-3408


Undergraduate School:
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
Bachelor of Arts, Biology 1976

Graduate School:
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
Master of Arts, Physiology 1980

Medical School:
Northwestern University Medical School
Chicago, IL
Doctor of Medicine, 1985

Residency in Ophthalmology, 1986-1989
George Washington University
Washington, DC

Fellowship in Corneal and External Diseases, 1989-1990
Georgetown University Center for Sight
Washington, DC

Board Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, certified 1991
  • VISX Certification, 2001

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Castroviejo Society
  • Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA)
  • R. Townley Paton Society
  • International Ocular Surface Society (IOSS)
  • Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness, Board of Directors (ISPB)
  • Illinois Association of Ophthalmology (IAO)
  • Chicago Ophthalmological Society (COS)
  • Joint Commission on Allied Health Professionals in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)


  • 2014 Chicago Magazine Top Doctors
  • 2012 U.S. News and World Report Top Doctor
  • 2011 "Chico Consumer's Checkbook" as Chicago's best Ophthalmologists
  • 2011 U.S. News and World Report Top Doctor
  • 2010 Senior Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • 2009 Honorary Rotarian of the Year
  • 2005 Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2000 Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Research Interests

  • Corneal transplantation
  • Corneal immunology
  • Ocular surface reconstruction
  • Keratoconus
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome