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G. Baker Hubbard III, MD

Thomas M. Aaberg Chair in Ophthalmology
Vice Chair, Clinic Operations
Director of Clinical Retina
Professor of Ophthalmology
Section of Vitreoretinal Surgery & Diseases (Retina)
Section of Ocular Oncology and Pathology

G. Baker Hubbard, MD is the Thomas M. Aaberg Chair in Ophthalmology within Emory University’s School of Medicine.  He has served at Emory Eye Center since 2000 and currently holds the position of Chief of the section of Vitreoretinal Surgery & Disease.  Additionally, he is Vice-chief of the Ophthalmology Service at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, Egleston, and is past director of the Vitreoretinal Fellowship training at Emory Eye Center.

Dr. Hubbard is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (1988-1992), where he completed an internship (1992-1993) as well as a PGY-2 year in general surgery (1993-1994).  Following that, he completed a fellowship in ophthalmic pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C. (1994-1995).  In 1995 he entered a residency program at Emory Eye Center, completing it in 1998.  His fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery followed at the Barnes Retina Institute, Washington University School of Medicine (1998-2000).  He joined the faculty at Emory Eye Center in 2000, initially as an assistant professor, later rising to associate professor in 2006 and full professor in 2014.

National Recognition

Dr. Hubbard is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), where he is a member of the Secretariat for State Affairs.  In 2008, he received the AAO’s Achievement Award. That same year, he received the Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) and in 2011 he received the Senior Honor Award from the ASRS.  He is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Macula Society, the Retina Society, the Association of Pediatric Retina Surgeons, and the Fellowship Compliance Committee of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.  He is past president of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Hubbard’s research is focused on characterizing the clinical aspects of vitreoretinal diseases. He has special interest in pediatric vitreoretinal disorders such as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), Coats disease, pediatric retinal detachment, and pediatric tumors of the retina such as retinoblastoma (Rb). Through his significant body of work, he has contributed to the understanding and treatment of pediatric retinal disorders through clinical trials, lectures, and numerous publications.  Dr. Hubbard has served as principal investigator for clinical trials dealing with ROP, Rb, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and retinal vein occlusions.  While at Emory, he has been involved in over 30 clinical trials.

In his teaching capacity, Dr. Hubbard has supervised 32 vitreoretinal fellows, and the Emory ophthalmology residents have awarded him Role Model of the Year on two occasions, and Teacher of the Year once.  He has published more than 80 articles and has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally. He is the host of Emory Eye Center’s Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar, an annual event, and organizes its “Rb Kids Day,” a day of celebration for the families of children with Rb.  In 2009, he co-chaired “Night of Spectacles,” an annual fundraising event for the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation.

Clinical Interests

•  Pediatric retinal disease
•  Retinopathy of prematurity
•  Retinoblastoma

Publications (PubMed link)

G. Baker Hubbard III, MD

Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville TN, 1988-92

Internship: Vanderbilt University, 1992-93

Residency in General Surgery: Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, 1993-94

Residency in Ophthalmology: Emory University School of Medicine, 1995-98

Fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1994-95

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases & Surgery: Barnes Retina Institute, 1998-2000

Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology

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