New Faculty

Eldon Geisert, PhD

Eldon Geisert PhD

Eldon Geisert, PhD, joined the Eye Center’s research section in winter 2014. Geisert’s primary research interests include defining the molecular mechanisms governing the retinal response to injury and study of a novel molecule that selectively kills the most virulent form of brain cancer, glioblastoma. He hopes to develop better ways to monitor the severity of such injuries and treat them. Geisert also is studying the genetic differences that lead to glaucoma. Geisert bio

Danny Haddad MD

Danny Haddad MD

Danny Haddad, MD, joined the Eye Center in fall 2013 as the first full-time director of Global Ophthalmology Emory (GO-Emory). Haddad is an international leader and a strategist in public health policy on trachoma.  He has more than 18 years of experience in blindness prevention in developing countries. Haddad bio

Rabeea Janjua MD

Rabeea Janjua MD

Rabeea Janjua, MD, joined the Eye Center in December 2014, in the section of Comprehensive Ophthalmology. Dr. Janjua’s clinical interests include comprehensive eye care, cataract surgery, glaucoma lasers, the ophthalmologic manifestation of systemic disease (diabetes, dry eye syndrome, uveitis). Her research interests include tele-medicine and the sustainable eye health programs in underserved areas. Janjua bio

Petra Jo OD

Petra Jo OD

Petra Jo, OD, joined the Eye Center in summer 2014 in Vision & Optical Services within the Comprehensive Ophthalmology section. She provides comprehensive eye care, with emphasis on primary care and ocular disease. Jo performs low-vision exams as well. Jo bio

Yousuf M. Khalifa MD

Nieraj Jain, MD

Nieraj Jain, MD, joined Emory Eye Center on March 9, 2015 in the Vitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases service. His clinical interests include inherited retinal diseases, macular diseases, retinal detachment and retinal dystrophies (Stargardt macular dystrophy and retinitis pigmentosa). Jain bio

Yousuf M. Khalifa MD

Yousuf Khalifa MD

Yousuf M. Khalifa, MD, FACS, joined the faculty in August 2014. He serves as chief of service for ophthalmology at Grady Memorial Hospital and in the cornea service at the Eye Center. His clinical interests are penetrating keratoplasty, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty, endothelial keratoplasty, cataract surgery, and corneal infectious disease. Khalifa bio

Sheryl Menacker MD

Sheryl Menacker MD

Sheryl Menacker, MD, joined the Eye Center in January 2014 on a part-time basis within the pediatric service. She assists with special-needs patients and helps teach residents how to do this as well. Menacker bio

Margi Patel OD FAAO

Margi Patel OD FAAO

Margi Patel, OD, FAAO, joined the Eye Center in fall 2013 in Vision and Optical Services within the Comprehensive Ophthalmology section. She provides primary eye care, including prescribing glasses and managing ocular health. Her clinical interests include emergency eye care, ocular diagnostics, glaucoma evaluation, and diabetic eye screenings. Her research interests include glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. Patel bio

Joshua Robinson MD

Joshua Robinson MD

Joshua Robinson, MD, joined the Eye Center in August 2014 in the section of Vitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases. His clinical and research endeavors focus on both adult and pediatric vitreoretinal disease with special attention to pediatric retinal vascular diseases, including retinopathy of prematurity and familial exudative vitreoretinopathy. He also focuses on medical education and plays an active role in training ophthalmology residents and retina fellows. Robinson bio