John Kerrison MD

Dr. Kerrison

A Charleston native, Dr. Kerrison graduated from Porter Gaud High School and was then a valedictorian graduate of The Citadel. He is the son of Dr. Horry Kerrison, a long-time respected member of the Charleston ophthalmic community. After graduating valedictorian from Emory University School of Medicine, he received his ophthalmic training at Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Wilmer Eye Institute. Upon completion of fellowship training at Emory and Wilmer, Dr. Kerrison then served in active duty in the United States Air Force, stationed at Andrews AFB and Lackland AFB.

Throughout his medical career, Dr. Kerrison has been a productive member of the academic community at Johns Hopkins, holding assistant professor appointments in the Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery departments. His National Institutes of Health sponsored research has been aimed at developing new therapies for retinal ganglion cell regeneration. Dr. Kerrison has authoreed more than 50 academic papers and edited three major ophthalmology textbooks, including Walsh and Hoyt’s Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology 6th Edition, and Macular Surgery, 1st Edition (1999) & 2nd Edition (2011). He continues to contribute to industry medical research through five clinical trials held within his practice.

Dr Kerrison specializes in diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula and neuro-ophthalmology.  He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has been board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1997.