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Emily B. Graubart, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Director, Medical Student Education and
Director, Ophthalmology Clerkship, Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine

Emily B. Graubart, MD, joined Emory Eye Center in 2008 where she currently serves as director of Comprehensive Ophthalmology. She is the director of Medical Student Education and of the Ophthalmology Clerkship for the Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Graubart received her BA in Psychology from Northwestern University Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences in 2000. She then went to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and graduated from the honors program in medical education in 2004. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine in 2008.

Dr. Graubart’s clinical interests include cataract and laser surgery, ophthalmic manifestations of systemic disease, including diabetic retinopathy, and the medical and microinvasive surgical management of glaucoma. She has a special academic interest in mentoring and training medical students and residents. Her research interests include examining the best approach to using digital tools to teach medical students basic ophthalmology and ophthalmoscopy. Dr. Graubart also created an online interactive cataract surgery course for medical student education.

Dr. Graubart provides patient care at Emory Eye Center and Grady Memorial Hospital.

National Recognition

Dr. Graubart is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). She is also an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO), and the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

Dr. Graubart is the president of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) Medical Student Education Council.  She also serves as chair of the AUPO Educational Resource Development and Research Committee for Medical Student Education.  Dr. Graubart is involved in creating a national curriculum for medical student education in ophthalmology through her leadership roles within the AUPO.  She has previously served as councilor for the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. 

She has published articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed publications and has presented her educational research and surgical techniques at numerous national scientific meetings

Areas of Clinical Interest

• Adult comprehensive ophthalmology

• Cataract and laser surgery

• Ophthalmic manifestations of systemic disease, including diabetic retinopathy

• Medical management of glaucoma and microinvasive glaucoma surgery




Emily B. Graubart, MD

Undergraduate Education
Northwestern University, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Evanston IL:
Cum Laude

Medical School
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL: 2000-04, Honors Program in Medical Education

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Houston TX: 2004-05

Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Atlanta GA: 2005-08

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