Eric Hink, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2004)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Washington (WA) (1995)
Internship:
  • Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center Program (2005)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
  • Director, ASOPRS Fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery

Recognition & Awards

  • Marvin Quickert Thesis Award, The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) (2012)
    Best Thesis of the Year
  • Fellow Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2010)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2012)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
  • Associate Professor (2016)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
  • Assistant Professor (2012)
    School of Medicine, Otolaryngology
  • Associate Professor (2016)
    School of Medicine, Otolaryngology

Publications

  • Zukin LM, Hink EM, Liao S, Getz AE, Kingdom TT, Ramakrishnan VR. Endoscopic Management of Paranasal Sinus Mucoceles: Meta-analysis of Visual Outcomes. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Nov;157(5):760-766. PubMed PMID: 28695766
  • Smith TJ, Kahaly GJ, Ezra DG, Fleming JC, Dailey RA, Tang RA, Harris GJ, Antonelli A, Salvi M, Goldberg RA, Gigantelli JW, Couch SM, Shriver EM, Hayek BR, Hink EM, Woodward RM, Gabriel K, Magni G, Douglas RS. Teprotumumab for Thyroid-Associated Ophthalmopathy. N Engl J Med. 2017 May 4;376(18):1748-1761. PubMed PMID: 28467880
  • Ahmad MS, Frank GS, Hink EM, Palestine AG, Gregory DG, McCourt EA. Amniotic membrane transplants in the pediatric population. J AAPOS. 2017 Jun;21(3):215-218. PubMed PMID: 28450179
  • Rodríguez-Colón G, Bratton EM, Serracino H, Bennett JL, Hink EM. Sphenoid Wing Meningioma with Extraocular Muscle Involvement Mimicking Idiopathic Orbital Inflammation. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Feb 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26882057
  • Davies BW, Smith JM, Hink EM, Durairaj VD. Increased Incidence of Rhino-Orbital-Cerebral Mucormycosis After Colorado Flooding. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 May Jun;33(3S Suppl 1):S148-S151. PubMed PMID: 25794032
  • Rodríguez-Colón G, Bratton EM, Serracino H, Bennett JL, Hink EM. Sphenoid Wing Meningioma with Extraocular Muscle Involvement Mimicking Idiopathic Orbital Inflammation. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Feb 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26882057
  • Smith JM, Bratton EM, Davies BW, Hink EM, Durairaj VD. Reply: To PMID 24794092. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Nov;158(5):1099-100. PubMed PMID: 25437831
  • Davies BW, Smith JM, Hink EM, Durairaj VD. C-Reactive Protein As a Marker for Initiating Steroid Treatment in Children With Orbital Cellulitis. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25393908
  • Davies BW, Mollman RA, Gonzalez MO, Hink EM, Durairaj VD. Biodegradable Fixation of the Orbital Rim After Lateral Orbitotomy. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25226099
  • Davies BW, McCracken MS, Hawes MJ, Hink EM, Durairaj VD, Pelton RW. Tear Trough Incision for External Dacryocystorhinostomy. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25216201
  • Davies BW, Hink EM, Durairaj VD. Transconjunctival inferior orbitotomy: indications, surgical technique, and complications. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2014 Sep;7(3):169-74. PubMed PMID: 25136405
  • Wei LA, Davies BW, Hink EM, Durairaj VD. Perioperative Pregabalin for Attenuation of Postoperative Pain After Eyelid Surgery. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25000214
  • Smith JM, Bratton EM, DeWitt P, Davies BW, Hink EM, Durairaj VD. Predicting the need for surgical intervention in pediatric orbital cellulitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Aug;158(2):387-394.e1. PubMed PMID: 24794092
  • Hink EM, Wei LA, Durairaj VD. Clinical features and treatment of pediatric orbit fractures. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar-Apr;30(2):124-31. PubMed PMID: 24614544
  • Davies BW, Hink EM, Durairaj VD. Upper eyelid postseptal weight placement for treatment of paralytic lagophthalmos. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jan;133(1):70e. PubMed PMID: 24374701
  • Dhaliwal JS, Seibold LK, Kleinschmidt-Demasters BK, Lillehei KO, Hink EM, Prall JA, Durairaj VD. Orbital Invasion by ACTH-Secreting Pituitary Adenomas. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 May 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23645353
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Member
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (AOA), Member
  • American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), Diplomate
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), Fellow

Practice Locations

UCHealth Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center
1675 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2020

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1055 Clermont St
Denver, CO 80220
1-888-336-8262

UCHealth - Eye Center - Boulder
5495 Arapahoe Ave
Suite 101
Boulder, CO 80303
303-545-2020

UCHealth - Eye Center - Cherry Creek
2000 S. Colorado Blvd
Annex Bldg., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80222
720-553-2020

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology, Board Certification (2010)
  • Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Specialized Training (2010)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Head and Neck Cancer
  • Cancers - Skin Cancer
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Facial Plastics and Cosmetics
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Head and Neck Tumors
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Facial Paralysis
  • Surgery - Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Cancers - Melanoma
  • Cancers
  • Skin, Hair and Nails - Biopsies and Excisions
  • Skin, Hair and Nails
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Disease
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Facial Fractures
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Eyes and Vision - Eye Disease
  • Cancers - Eye Cancers
  • Cancers - Cancer Surgery
  • Eyes and Vision - Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
  • Eyes and Vision - Ophthalmic Oncology
  • Eyes and Vision - Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
  • Surgery - Eye and/or Orbital Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Cancers - Pediatric Cancer
  • Surgery - Trauma and Acute Care
  • Injuries and Wounds
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
Clinical Interests
My interests include eyelid cancer and reconstruction, orbital trauma and reconstruction, thyroid eye disease, lacrimal surgery, and aesthetic facial surgery.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2004)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Washington (WA) (1995)
Internships:
  • Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center Program (2005)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Ophthalmology (2008)
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Languages: English
Department: Ophthalmology
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