Dr. Charles Kirby is a highly trained physician and surgeon who has extensive experience and expertise in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of a variety of eye conditions including cataracts, glaucoma, and oculoplastics. He was also the impetus behind the Chattanooga Eye Institute’s involvement in groundbreaking clinical trial research. Chattanooga Eye Institute has been involved in numerous clinical trials which have facilitated new medicines being available in the USA including: Xiidra, Durezol, and Simbrinza.
Dr. Kirby is the only surgeon in the Chattanooga area to have received certification by the American Board of Eye Surgery in Cataract and Implant surgery. He is also certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. In 1993 he was chosen as the “Doctor’s Doctor” by Chattanooga area physicians. He considers this his greatest honor.
Dr. Kriby is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Tennessee Medical Association, American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
After graduating first in the College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, he attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He did his internship at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. His Ophthalmology residency was done at the prestigious combined program at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and the Eye Foundation Hospital in Birmingham.