Dr. Hyatt received his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University. He then served as a Medical Officer for 3 years in various Marine Corps units, including 2 tours to Iraq.
He was the Senior Medical Officer of a clinic stationed in Camp Schwab in Okinawa, where he served 3000 personnel, provided emergency medical care, coordinated the physician call schedule, trained 35 physician extenders and enlisted medics, and organized periodic mass casualty training. Dr. Hyatt was twice awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.
He completed his residency at the University of Tennessee and his vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the Charles Retina Institute in Memphis. Dr. Hyatt practiced at Carolina Eyecare Physicians in Charleston, South Carolina before joining the Retina & Vitreous Center. He has been published in The Glaucoma Book: A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Care and in the Special Forces Medical Handbook.