Meet the Doctors

Williams B. Priester, MD

Fellowship: Retinal Surgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham. Retina Specialists of Alabama. Mentors: Robert Morris, MD, and Douglas Witherspoon, MD. 1995-1997

Residency: General Ophthalmology. University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Memphis, TN, 1992-1995.

Internship: Transitional Internship. Baptist Memorial Hospital. Memphis, TN, 1991-1992.

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado. 1987-1988. University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN 1988-1991.

College: Rhodes College, Memphis, TN. 1982-1986. B.S., Biochemistry.


Lawrence W. Gordon, MD

Fellowship: The Retina Institute of Mary;and, Baltimore, Maryland. Vitreoretinal Surgery & Diseases, Preceptors: Bert Glaser, MD, Robert           Murphy, MD, John Thompson, MD, and Raymond Sjaarda, MD 7/92 - 6/93

Residency: University of Tennessee, Department of Ophthalmology, Memphis, TN 7/89 - 7/92

Internship: Methodist Hospitals of Memphis, Memphis, TN. Transitional Medicine, 7/88 - 7/89

Medical School: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, 8/84 - 6/88, MD 1988

Ad Hoc Training: Microsurgical Laboratory Technical Director, Multidisciplinary Micro-surgical Laboratory, Louisiana State University School of Medicine/ Southern Baptist Hospital, New Orleans Louisiana, 1/81 - 7/84.

College: University of Tennessee Martin, TN 9/76 - 6/80, BS 1980.


T. Sunny Khamapirad, MD

Fellowship & Junior Faculty: Retina & Vitreous Surgery. Boston University and Veterans Administration Hospitals. 2001-Present.

Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN. 1998-2001

Internship: Baylor College of Medicine. 1997-1998

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine. 1994-1997

College: University of Houston, Houston, TX. B.A. in Biochemical/Biophysical Sciences and Biology. 1993, Magna Cum Laude.


Richard E. Sievers, MD

Associate Professor: University of Tennessee, Ophthalmology Department, Memphis, TN. 1984- Present.

Associate: Mid-South Retina Associates, Memphis, TN. 1984- Present.

Associate: Vitreoretinal Research Foundation, Memphis, TN 1983-1984.

Fellowship: Vitreous and Retinal Surgery, Vitreoretinal Research Foundation. Memphis, TN. 1982-1983.

Residency: Ophthalmology. North Carolina Baptist Hospital/Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Winston-Salem, NC. 1979-1982.

Internship: Neurology and Medicine. North Carolina Baptist Hospital/Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Winston-Salem, NC. 1978-1979.

Medical School: North Carolina Baptist Hospital/Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Winston-Salem, NC. 1974-1979.

College: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. B.A. 1970-1974.


Steven Williams, MD

Associate: Mid-South Retina Associates, Memphis, TN. 2018 - present.

Hospital Appointments: Florida Hospital, Altamonte Springs, FL. 2015- 2018.

Clinical Instructor: Department of Ophthalmology, California Pacific Medical Center. 2013-2015.

Clinical Instructor: Department of Ophthalmology, Tufts Medical Center, 2009-2010.

Fellowship: Vitreo-retinal Diseases and Surgery. West Coast Retina - California Pacific Medical Center. San Francisco, CA. 2013-2015.

Residency: New England Eye Center - Tufts Medical Center. Boston, MA. 2010-2013.

Internship: Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Newton, MA. 2009-2010.

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship: Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, Columbia University. New York, NY. 2008-2009.

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. New York, NY. 2004-2009.

College: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.  2000-2004.



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