Patrick Hageman, M.D.
Patrick Hageman, M.D. is a comprehensive ophthalmologist Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He specializes in advanced cataract surgery techniques, which include laser cataract surgery, premium intraocular lenses to correct astigmatism and lenses to allow for reading vision. Dr. Hageman is also trained to perform various eyelid and glaucoma procedures including the implantation of the Ex-PRESS glaucoma mini-shunt and iStent.
After graduating with honors from Luther College in Decorah, IA, Dr. Hageman received his doctorate (M.D.) from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, the only medical school honor society. Dr. Hageman completed his medical internship at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. Following his internship he attended the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. He served a one-year active duty tour in the Republic of Korea as the Squadron Medical Element Chief of the 36th Fighter Squadron. He completed the remainder of his four-year active duty service at Charleston Air Force Base, SC during which time he served tours of duty for both Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). Dr. Hageman was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, and twice awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for his service.
Following military service, Dr. Hageman completed his ophthalmology training at the Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Hageman has participated in several clinical research projects, which have been presented at national ophthalmology meetings. Dr. Hageman was also the recipient of the Storm Eye Institute Program Director’s Award, which is given to the resident physician who best displays the behaviors and attitudes each of us looks for in our own personal physician.
Dr. Hageman believes in providing state of the art medical and surgical eye care in a compassionate patient-centered style that is hard to find in today’s busy medical practices.
Kirk A. Murdock, M.D.
Kirk A. Murdock, M.D. is a medical ophthalmologist certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1995, and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Murdock was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Chemistry / Biology from Pomona College in Claremont, CA, followed by his medical doctorate (M.D.) from the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. After finishing a Rotational Internship at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center in San Francisco, he completed his Ophthalmology Residency at Northshore University / Cornell University Medical College in Manhasset, NY, where he served as Chief Resident.
He and his wife Leeann have lived in North Carolina since 1996. Having raised three children in North Carolina schools (Zach, Kyle and Gillian), they recently have become “Empty Nesters.” Before leaving, the children bestowed them Tchai, a high energy Aussie-Collie puppy that keeps them busy. Music has always been a large part of his life, playing several instruments, and recently serving as a board member of the Western Piedmont Symphony.
For over two decades, Dr. Murdock has worked extensively throughout the Triad and North Carolina providing comprehensive patient-focused ophthalmic care. Besides experience managing a wide range of pathologies, he also performs multiple laser procedures including YAG capsulotomy, Peripheral Iridotomy, and SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty). Dr. Murdock is excited to be part of Kernersville Eye Surgeons, whose delivery of compassionate, state-of-the-art eye care matches his own ideals.