Joseph M. Googe, Jr., M.D.

Knoxville, TN
Medical School

University of Tennessee College of Medicine


Harvard University, Retina Associates, The Eye Research Institute, and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Boston


Louisiana State University

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery,

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

Full Biography

Dr. Googe started his professional training as an undergraduate chemical engineering major at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1975, and finished medical school at the UT College of Medicine in Memphis in 1978. His academic versatility is a complement to his practice and a benefit to his many patients. He completed an internship in internal medicine at UT Memphis, and spent time as an Emergency Room

physician at UT Medical Center in Knoxville before serving an ophthalmology residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans.

Dr. Googe was honored with three postgraduate fellowships: Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia, Anterior Segment Surgery, 1983; followed closely in the next year by a fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology at the

University of Utah, Salt Lake City; and a Harvard University fellowship in vitreal-retinal surgery, for two years, at the Retina Associates of Boston and the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary.

Following his exceptional training, he joined Southeastern Retina Associates in 1986. Today he works closely on the steering committee, executive committee, and as protocol co-chair of the National Eye Institute’s  Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network.