Education: Dr. Schroeder did his pre-med studies at Vanderbilt University and received his M.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, followed by a rotating internship at the City of Memphis hospitals affiliated with the university.
He served two years as a U.S. Public Health Service medical officer at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center, including six months as a pediatric resident and two tours of duty on the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mellon.
Dr. Schroeder completed his ophthalmology residency at UAMS, which included a three month course in Basic Science of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Professional: Dr. Schroeder has been in private practice of ophthalmology in Little Rock since completing his residency; providing comprehensive ophthalmic care to patients of all ages, including medical and surgical diseases of the eye, laser refractive surgery (PRK), along with routine eye examinations.
He has a special interest in the interaction of visual problems with general medicine including neurological and endocrine diseases.
Personal Background: Born in southern Illinois, his family moved to Memphis where he attended school and met his wife, Mary, at church. She is a graduate of the Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. The first of their four children was born in Phoenix and the rest in Little Rock. They have four grown children and twelve grandchildren.
He and his family have always been active in church and he has served as Chairman of Deacons at
Little Rock’s First Baptist Church, as a founding board member of the Arkansas Baptist School System, and on the Board of Directors of Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge and on the board of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C.
Dr. Schroeder enjoys reading, especially non-fiction, and is an avid deer-hunter.
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