Dr. Emery Jamerson was born and raised in Mid-City Los Angeles, California. He attended Columbia University in the city of New York on the John W. Kluge Scholarship where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience & Behavior and graduated with distinction as an Abraham Taub Scholar. He earned his medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, where he received the Edith & Denton McKane Ophthalmology Research Award and National Medical Fellowships’ Dr. David K McDonogh Scholarship in Ophthalmology. He is the first doctor in his family. He completed his internship at Riverside Community Hospital where he cared for patients in the Emergency Department and the inpatient hospital setting during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. He subsequently returned to New York City to complete his residency in Ophthalmology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center where he earned the Edward S. Harkness Award for the highest marks on the Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program.
Dr. Jamerson is passionate about increasing awareness about eye disease and access to ophthalmic care for marginalized communities. He consulted as a data analyst for the U.S. pilot study for GlobeChek Inc.’s Eye Screening Globe (ESG 1200), a portable imaging suite capable of performing mobile ophthalmic screenings to increase access to ophthalmic care. He also piloted New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s TeleOphthalmology Screening Unit, a straight truck converted into an ophthalmic imaging suite that traveled to community health centers, homeless shelters, and methadone clinics to provide free vision screenings and consultations to at-risk populations with limited healthcare access. He serves as an annual speaker for the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Minority Mentoring in Ophthalmology symposium and mentors students passionate about pursuing careers in Ophthalmology.
Dr. Jamerson enjoys combining his passion for service to others with his love of the visual sciences in his compassionate and skillful practice of Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery. He is well-versed in the current state of medical and surgical management of the leading causes of blindness including, but not limited to, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration. Having trained amongst some of the leading ophthalmic sub-specialists in the country, Dr. Jamerson also enjoys and has experience in managing complex and severe eye and vision-threatening diseases.
Dr. Jamerson is fluent in English and Spanish.