Matthew W. Wilson, MD, FACS
Director, Ocular Oncology and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Matthew W. Wilson, MD, FACS is a native of Atlanta, Ga. He graduated 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 a tenured Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hamilton Eye Institute/University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. He currently serves as Director of Ocular Oncology and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs. He holds the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 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, Middle East, South East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Wilson has trained numerous Fellows in both ocular oncology and oculoplastics.