Matt Wilson

Matthew W. Wilson, MD, FACS

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Director, Hamilton Eye Institute

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Matthew W. Wilson, MD, FACS is a native of Atlanta, Ga. He graduated from Furman University with a B.S. in Biology in 1986. He completed his medical degree, residency, and ophthalmic pathology fellowship at Emory University. He completed additional fellowship training in ocular oncology at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England, and ophthalmic plastics and reconstructive surgery at Casey Eye Institute/Oregon Health Science University in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Wilson is the Barrett G Haik Endowed Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, and Director of the Hamilton Eye Institute. He is also Chief of Ophthalmology at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and holds their Endowed Chair in Pediatric Ophthalmology. Dr. Wilson has active clinical and translational research programs; he has published over 140 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He has also chaired multiple education committees for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Wilson has worked extensively with the Department of Pediatric Global at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to build retinoblastoma centers of excellence in Central America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Wilson has trained numerous Fellows in both ocular oncology and oculoplastics.