Dr. Egolf was on duty during the 9/11/01 tragedy and treated Pentagon burn victims. Also during his residency, Dr. Egolf had the opportunity to study LASIK surgery under the same ophthalmologists who performed the procedure on some world- famous athletes. Besides cataract surgery and LASIK, Dr. Egolf has special interests in neuro-ophthalmology and glaucoma.

He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is married to Dr. Jean Schoonover, an Internist in Portsmouth. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, basketball, and playing the guitar.