Our Doctors in Ophthalmology
It is with a heavy heart that we share that Dr. Rowland Hawkins passed away suddenly in March 2019. Dr. Hawkins was loved and highly respected, both within HMA and throughout the Middle Tennessee community. Known for treating his patients and colleagues like family, and for his signature greeting of "Happy Day," Dr. Hawkins will be greatly missed.
Dr. Hawkins earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee at Memphis. He completed his Ophthalmology Residency at Baylor… Continue Reading
Dr. Kerr is a native Nashvillian. She earned a B.A. in chemistry at the University of Virginia. After teaching high school science for one year, she attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Medicine degree. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and subsequently completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Vanderbilt University Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
Dr. Kerr is certified by the American Board of… Continue Reading
Sahar Kohanim, MD, MPH, is an expert in the field of ophthalmology; a widely published author; award-winning researcher; and guest editor for national and international journals. She received her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her residency in ophthalmology, as well as her fellowship in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery, at Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Kohanim then remained on faculty at Harvard, where she was the Director of Cornea… Continue Reading
Eric Larios was born and raised in sunny Southern California before pursuing his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated with a degree in Integrative Biology before enrolling at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry where he obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree and graduated with Beta Sigma Kappa honors. He then completed his residency training in ocular disease at the White River Junction VA in Vermont. He is currently a member of the American Academy of… Continue Reading
Dr. Parker was born and raised in Nashville. He earned a Bachelor of Arts and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Vanderbilt University. He completed his internship at Riverside Regional Hospital in Virginia. He then completed his residency at the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
He joined Heritage in 2008 after practicing in Nashville since 2006. He is board certified in Ophthalmology. He has special interest in medical and surgical glaucoma. He is… Continue Reading
Dr. Allison Smith was a Chemistry major at Princeton University and received her MD at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After completing an internship at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan, she obtained her ophthalmology training at the University of California at Davis. She was board certified in ophthalmology and spent three years practicing general ophthalmology in the Silicon Valley near San Francisco.
Dr. Smith greatly enjoys performing cataract surgery and treating all types of eye disease. She is… Continue Reading