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March 30, 2020
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Faculty Recognition Badge Carlton, Graubart and Jain Earn Doctors’ Day Nominations

(ATLANTA) In honor of National Doctors’ Day on March 30, the Emory University School of Medicine (SOM) Recognitions' Committee asked for nominations of doctors who demonstrate dedication to improving the health and well-being of our patients and community through the care they provide, the research they conduct, and/or their efforts to teach and inspire young doctors. Congratulations to the three Emory Eye Center faculty members who were among those featured for 2020 Doctors' Day.


Mary S. Carlton, OD Mary S. Carlton, OD, is an optometrist in the section of Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vision and Optical Services. Her concentration is in primary eye care and fitting contact lenses in both adults and children. Nomination comments included:

“Dr. Carlton has exceptional diagnostic efficiency."
"She always has exceptional interpersonal communication."
"Dr. Carlton has exceptional empathy."


Emily Graubart, MD Emily Graubart, MD, joined Emory Eye Center in 2008. She currently services as director of comprehensive services and as director of Medical Student Education and of the Opthalmology Clerkship for the department of Ophthalmolgy. Her interests include cataract and laser surgery, and medical managment of glaucoma and microinvasice glaucoma surgery. Nomination comments included:

"Dr. Graubart is an excellent cataract surgeon who is dedicated to improving the sight of her patients."
"She is the director of the comprehensive service and works well with her colleagues developing ways to improve the patient experience."
"She is also a leader in medical student education and has been nationally recognized by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology."


Nieraj Jain, MD Vitreoretinal surgeon and ophthalmic geneticist Nieraj Jain, MD, first joined Emory Eye Center’s Vitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases section in 2015. His clinical interests include macular diseases, retinal detachment, and inherited retinal diseases such as Stargardt dystrophy and retinitis pigmentosa. Nomination comments included:

"Dr. Jain is very passionate about patient care."
"He is easy to consult with."
"Dr. Jain is kind-hearted."




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