Steve T. Charles, MD - Ophthalmology: Vitreoretinal Surgery

Dr. Steve T. Charles reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. He specializes in retina, mascular, laser, and vitreous surgery. Dr. Charles is Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, as well as Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China. Dr. Charles is in private practice and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, Tennessee.

Education and Training

MD: University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 1969

Internship in General Medicine: Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, 1969–1970

Residency in Ophthalmology: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL, 1970–1973

Fellowship in Ophthalmology: National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD, 1973–1975

Retinal Consultant: National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, 1973–1975


American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Appointments

Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Financial Disclosure

The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.

Dr. Charles is a consultant for Alcon Laboratories and OptiMedica.