Dr. Hubbe graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School with an MD degree. He completed his residency in ophthalmology and fellowship in cornea and anterior segment disease, both at Duke University in North Carolina. Dr. Hubbe joined the Eye Physicians of Northampton in 1993. Dr. Hubbe dedicates himself to high quality medical eye care and focuses on the patient’s individual needs and concerns when making decisions together with the patient about their care and options.
In 2006, Dr. Hubbe became one of the first eye surgeons in Massachusetts to perform Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty. DSAEK surgery is a form of corneal transplant where only the inner portion of the cornea is replaced. Because of this the outcome is much more predictable, the recovery is much quicker and the surgery is much safer.
Dr. Hubbe directs the Nevis Eye Care Program which provides comprehensive medical eye care to many of the people on the Island of Nevis. Dr. Hubbe first joined the program in 2006 and he became the medical director of the program in 2008. He travels to Nevis twice yearly to provide free ophthalmic care with other eye doctor volunteers.
Dr. Hubbe and Dr. Shatz were among the first eye surgeons in Western Massachusetts to offer drop-less cataract surgery to their patients. Administering the medications at the time of surgery (in the case of drop-less cataract surgery), allows patients to recover without having to use eye drops in most cases and using much fewer eye drops in other cases.