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Dr. Michael D. Gerstner

Chief of Advanced Care Ocular Disease Services


First Appt: 1998

Academic Background:

1998; Residency; Ocular Disease, Southern Eye Associates, Memphis, TN
1997; O.D.; Southern College of Optometry
1993; B.S.; Biology, Indiana University


Dr. Michael Gerstner is a professor and Chief of the Advanced Care Ocular Disease Service in The Eye Center at Southern College of Optometry. He is also a partner at Midtown Eye Care, a private practice located in Memphis.

Dr. Gerstner is active in the West Tennessee Optometric Physicians Society, and is a member of the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians and the American Optometric Association. His professional areas of interest include cornea disease, retina disease, glaucoma and surgical co-management.

Dr. Gerstner is married and has two children. He is a sports and music fanatic, and is a self-proclaimed grill master.