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James M. Jochum, M.D.

James M. Jochum, M.D.


  • Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

Fellowship, Residency, Internship

  • Residency: National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 1989-1992
  • Senior Flight Surgeon, General Practice Physician, Mayport, Florida 1987-1989
  • Internship: Naval Hospital, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL, 1985-1986.

Education and Training

  • M.D., Georgetown University, School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1985
  • B.S., Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 1978.

Hospital Affiliations (Current)

  • Florida Hospital, Fish Memorial, Orange City, Florida
  • Florida Hospital, Orlando, Altamonte Springs, East Orlando, Apopka, Florida
  • Winter Park Memorial Hospital, Winter Park, Florida

Hospital Affiliations (Prior)

  • Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Naval Hospital, Pensacola, Florida
  • Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida
  • National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Navy Commendation, Achievement and Meritorious Unit Medals, National Defense Service Medal

Professional Memberships

  • Volusia County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • Society of Medical Ophthalmologists
  • U.S. Naval Flight Surgeons
  • Association of Military Surgeons of the United States

Military Experience

  • Captain U.S. Navy, over 25 years service

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160 Boston Avenue
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701
(407) 915-0478
(800) 456-8515
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787 Health Care Drive
Orange City, Florida 32763
(386) 668-4332
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While we are not currently seeing patients for routine eye care, we are available to you and yours for urgent care, retina care and emergency visits. Please call us to meet your eye care needs. 407-834-7776

March 20, 2020

Dear Patients,

Many of you have recently been told by our office that your elective cataract surgery has been temporarily cancelled. We have been advised by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Centers for Disease Control that we should stop all elective surgery immediately as a result of the Coronavirus epidemic. This recommendation includes cataract surgery and is in effect until further notice.

As surgeons we could never have imagined a situation in which we would not be allowed to offer a life changing procedure like cataract surgery. However, these are exceptional times. The recommendations to cease surgery are designed to protect the public health and to stop the spread of this disease.

As soon as we hear that this ban on elective surgery has been lifted, and that it is safe to offer surgery, our office will contact you to reschedule your procedure. Please do not call the office to ask for a reschedule date at this time as we do not know when we will be given the directive to restart surgery.

We appreciate your patience. Until then stay safe, and stay home.

Best regards,
Harry R. Pappas, M.D.
Peter Gruenberg, M.D.
Ross Parks, M.D.
James Jochum, M.D.
Catherine Wang, M.D.
Myhanh Nguyen, M.D.
David Letbetter, M.D.
Michelle Cho, M.D.
Bradley Shoss, M.D.
Thomas Steedle, M.D.
Samantha Xavier, M.D.
Stephanie Terrill, M.D.
Paul Chiranand, M.D.

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