Dr. Ward was born and raised in Plano, Texas. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma where he studied Chemical Engineering. Afterwards, he returned to Texas where he discovered his love of ophthalmology while working as an ophthalmic technician. He then received an MS in Biotechnology from Rush University in Chicago before attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. While in medical school, Dr. Ward was able to combine his love of eyes and cutting-edge technology while conducting research on newly developed ophthalmic devices. He also dedicated himself to student wellness initiatives and the mentorship of underrepresented minorities. Dr. Ward is eager to venture out to the Pacific North West to complete his internship in Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology training at the University of Washington. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, camping, science fiction novels, craft breweries, and new foods.
Undergraduate Education: The University of Oklahoma, BS in Chemical Engineering
Graduate School: Rush University, MS in Biotechnology
Medical School: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, MD
Internship: University of Washington, Internal Medicine, 2022
Medical student burnout and resilience education. Increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine. Fishing, hiking, camping, science fiction novels, craft beers, new foods
Ophthalmology, global health
Ward, CD., Murchison, C., Petroll, WM., Robertson, DM. (August, 2021). Evaluation of the Repeatability of the LacryDiag Ocular Surface Analyser for Assessment of the Meibomian Glands and Tear Film. Translational Vision Science & Technology, Vol. 10(9), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1167/tvst.10.9.1