John Kerrison, M.D.
A Charleston native, Dr. Kerrison graduated from Porter Gaud High School and was valedictorian graduate of The Citadel. He is the son of Dr. Horry Kerrison, a long-time respected member of the Charleston ophthalmic community. After graduating valedictorian from Emory University School of Medicine, he received his ophthalmic training at Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Wilmer Eye Institute. He completed fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology at Emory as well as fellowship training in retina and vitreous at Retina Consultants of Charleston. He was the Assistant Chief of Service at the Wilmer Eye Institute and served on active duty in the United States Air Force, stationed at Andrews AFB and Lackland AFB. He then returned to the staff at Johns Hopkins for three years before joining Retina Consultants in private practice.
Throughout his academic medical career, Dr. Kerrison has been a productive member of the academic community at Johns Hopkins, holding assistant professor appointments in the Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery departments. His National Institutes of Health sponsored research has been aimed at developing new therapies for retinal ganglion cell regeneration. Dr. Kerrison has authored more than 50 academic papers and major ophthalmology textbooks, including Walsh and Hoyt’s Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology 6th Edition, Macular Surgery, 1st Edition (1999) & 2nd Edition (2011) and Age-Related Macular Degeneration 2nd Edition. He continues to contribute to medical research through clinical trials held within his practice.
Dr Kerrison specializes in diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula and neuro-ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has been board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1997.