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 precision detailed field of eye surgery which he is passionate about. Doss grew up on a farm in south Georgia where he had a creative imagination, loved exploring in the woods, and was always fixing something mechanical, even from an early age. While in medical school, he always knew he wanted to be a surgeon, but it wasn’t until a chance encounter with an ophthalmologist during his third year that he realized how well the detailed and intricate microsurgeries of the eye fit his interests and talents. His focus quickly shifted from hand surgery to eye surgery, and that decision was solidified during ophthalmology rotations at The University of Florida and The Medical College of Georgia.

Dr. Doss completed his internship at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in 2005, before his ophthalmology residency in Virginia, where he had the opportunity to spend time in the clinic and O.R. learning from some of the UES physicians. After graduating in 2008 and becoming board certified, he began practicing in Boone, N.C. where he spent two years and was in the process of making partner when his wife realized that she was growing weary of the long, snowy winters there and yearned for the warmer climate and more cosmopolitan life they had known while in Knoxville.

In 2010 Dr. Doss joined UES where he knew he would be practicing among the top Ophthalmologists in the area, using cutting-edge technology, and collaborating with physicians who held themselves to a high ethical standard, while still being able to enjoy the mountainous beauty that drew him to the region initially.

Dr. Doss continues to enjoy living in Knoxville with his wife, Becky, and their two children, Mary Campbell and William, as well as their Siberian Forest cat, Tigger. As a family, they spend countless hours in the mountains hiking, biking, or just playing in one of the area’s many streams. They are members of Church Street United Methodist church and  Dr. Doss is also an avid backpacker and enjoys outdoor photography as well as swimming for exercise.  He feels blessed to be able to perform life-altering vision correcting surgeries for his patients with the help of a highly skilled team of professionals at UES.

  • 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

Caring and comforting throughout the visit. They kept us informed the whole time.
Tony E.
Was very pleased with Dr. Doss this morning. He explained and showed me exactly what my eye problem was and how it was to be treated. He did not rush his explanation and showed me a picture on the wall about the glands below my eye. Impressed.
Audrey B.
Have been seeing Dr Doss as a patient for several years. He’s always very professional and thorough and willing to answer all questions. Office staff is also very nice and thorough.
Janet C.
Staff was caring and competent, site was comfortable with room to distance while waiting, directions before and after surgery were clear, surgery went smoothly with no discomfort, will be happy to recommend Dr Doss and staff to all!
Christy W.
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