James T. Doss Jr., MD

Dr. James T. Doss, Jr.

Joined University Eye Specialists: 2010

Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Dr. James T. Doss, Jr. specializes in cataract and refractive surgery. He brings a caring and patient-oriented focus to the precise and highly detailed field of eye surgery, which he is passionate about.

Dr. Doss grew up on a farm in South Georgia, where he learned the foundations for a strong work ethic early in life. He pursued a career in medicine after graduating from the University of Georgia, which led him to attend Mercer University School of Medicine, not far from UGA. However, it wasn’t until after graduating from medical school that he was first introduced to Tennessee during his internship at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. During that time, he and his wife grew fond of the welcoming community and the beauty of the surrounding mountains.

After graduating from residency in ophthalmology at Eastern Virginia School of Medicine in 2008 and becoming board certified in 2009, he spent 2 years practicing in the High Country of Boone, N.C. before returning with his family to Knoxville to join University Eye Surgeons.

Since 2010, Dr. Doss has become one of the area’s leading cataract surgeons and feels blessed to have had the opportunity to improve vision for many thousands in the community. He is also honored to have been chosen to perform surgery on so many of the area’s leading physicians, practicing surgeons, professors, lawyers, and even former US Ambassadors. Despite his busy practice, he always takes the time to thoroughly review and discuss the surgery and lens options with every patient, as he knows how important this decision, like the decision of which eye surgeon to trust with your vision, can be. For this reason, each surgical patient is brought back for exclusive pre-operative measurements and further lens counseling with his refractive counselor prior to their surgery.

Dr. Doss continues to enjoy living in Knoxville with his wife Becky, and his teenage children, Mary Campbell and William, and their two Siberian Forest cats, Tigger and Penny. As a family, they travel whenever possible and enjoy visiting many of our national parks for hiking and backpacking adventures, as well as local kayaking and attempts at fly fishing. Dr. Doss is an avid backpacker and practices outdoor photography and swimming for exercise.

Although his main focus is surgery, Dr. Doss also has a number of visits available for medical eye exams and is happy to see new patients from other colleagues or even patient referrals for non-surgical examinations, second opinions, and ophthalmologic treatments

  • BS: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • MD: Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA
  • Internship: University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN
  • Ophthalmology Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2009
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Honored, Patients’ Choice Award (2012, 2014) and On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology

University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, clinical assistant professor, Department of Surgery, Section of Ophthalmology, 2010-presen

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