Global Ophthalmology Emory (GO-E)


Jacquelyn O’Banion, MD, Director
Colin Beckwith, MS
Soroosh Behshad, MD, MPH
Farah Gulaid, OD
Andrew Hendrick, MD
Yousuf Khalifa, MD
Joon Kim, MD
Phoebe Lenhart, MD

Alexa Lu, MD
Susan Primo, OD, MPH, FAAO
Rachel Shah, MD
Jessica Shantha, MD
Natalie Weil, MD


Emory Eye Center established the Global Ophthalmology (GO-Emory) program in 2011 to impact the estimated 285 million people worldwide who are visually impaired or blind. GO Emory serves the needs of indigent populations with limited resources locally in Georgia and around the world. As an extension of the Emory Eye Center mission to help people see as well as they can see, GO-Emory physicians and researchers use a multidisciplinary approach to promote access to eye care for all.

GO-Emory has developed numerous programs dedicated to the elimination of visual impairment and blindness. Such programs include the Global Health Residency Scholars Program, Global Ophthalmology Lecture Series, Global Vision Course through the Rollins School of Public Health, and Georgia Vision 2020 plus many more. Our research and GO- Emory programs focus on delivering high quality eye care and sustainable programs through education.

Areas of Focus

Patient Care & Outreach
Providing top quality medical and surgical care to those who may otherwise lack access.

Improving the access to quality eye care by openly sharing knowledge and skills with our partners and colleagues in eye care worldwide.

Understanding the burden and causes of blindness and how we can best serve those impacted in meaningful and sustainable ways.

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