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Yousuf M. Khalifa, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Emory University School of Medicine
Section of Cataract, Cornea and External Diseases

Yousuf M. Khalifa, MD, joined the Eye Center on August 1, 2014. He serves as chief of service of ophthalmology at Grady Memorial Hospital and in the cornea service at Emory Eye Center. Dr. Khalifa previously served at the University of Rochester, where he was cornea and external disease specialist and residency program director. He earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia, where he also completed an internship and ophthalmology residency. He then went to the University of California San Francisco’s Proctor Fellowship as a Heed Fellow, followed by a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center.

Dr. Khalifa is pleased to accept referrals through the Emory Eye Center. For more information, please call 404-778-2020.

National Recognition

Dr. Khalifa is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Fredrick C. Cordes Eye Society, the Society of Heed Fellows, the Cornea Society, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

He serves as a peer reviewer for JAMA’s Ophthalmology journal, the American Journal of Ophthalmology and Acta Ophthalmologica. He won the “Teacher of the Year” award each year as faculty at the University of Rochester.  

Areas of Clinical Interest

• Penetrating keratoplasty

• Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty

• Endothelial keratoplasty

• Cataract surgery

• Corneal infectious disease


Jousuf M. Khalifa, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia: 2000-04

Internship: Medical College of Georgia: 2004-05

Residency: Ophthalmology, Medical College of Georgia: 2005-08

Fellowship: Cornea and Uveitis, University of California, San Francisco: 2008-09

Fellowship: Cornea & Refractive Surgery, University Of Utah, Moran Eye Center: 2009-10

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