Amy Cherof, M.D. Awarded Board Certification in Ophthalmology

January 2, 2019

Dr. Amy Cherof Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

MARIETTA, GA January 2, 2019 – Marietta Eye Clinic, one of Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive eye care practices, is pleased to announce the latest achievement earned by one of the practice’s talented providers. Recently, the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) granted board certification to Amy Cherof, M.D. The ABO certifies ophthalmologists who have completed an accredited ophthalmic residency training program and demonstrated the required level of knowledge, skills, and experience in ophthalmology through both written and oral examinations.

Because of the intricacy, complexity, and vital nature of the eye to quality of life, the path to becoming a board-certified ophthalmologist is deliberately lengthy and very difficult. The medical path starts with completing medical school and being awarded the “MD” degree. After this, a one-year internship is required where newly minted M.D.’s are supervised by experienced physicians. The next step is a 3-year residency where the doctor dives deeply in the specialty of ophthalmology. Upon completion of medical school, an internship, and a residency in ophthalmology, an ophthalmologist must practice ophthalmology for at least 1 year to begin the process of attaining board certification. The process typically starts 1 year after graduation from a residency with extensive written exams, and then about 1year after the written exams the ophthalmologist must past oral exams where experts in their field ensure they are highly competent. After these many years of study, education, practice, and examination, an ophthalmologist is then able to become a board-certified ophthalmologist by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

“Our physicians strive to achieve the most advanced training and education available,” said Byron Long, M.D., managing partner of the Marietta Eye Clinic. “All Marietta Eye Clinic ophthalmologists work toward and achieve this vital credential to ensure our patients receive the highest level of care possible. We are very proud of Amy’s accomplishment.”

The American Board of Ophthalmology is an independent, nonprofit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists (eye physicians and surgeons) in the United States. Founded in 1916, the ABO was the first American Board established to certify medical specialists and is one of 24 specialty boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA). The board has established a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program for board-certified diplomates to promote lifelong learning and quality improvement through a series of accredited educational courses, rigorous knowledge examinations, and hands-on activities that require practice performance measurement.

“I am a Georgia native, and I am proud to provide care to patients in all the communities we serve,” said Dr. Amy Cherof. “The certification process with the ABO is rigorous and very challenging. That is the point, and our profession benefits greatly from having this credentialing body to certify ophthalmologists are providing the level of care our patients deserve. I am excited and honored to continue to serve patients at the Marietta Eye Clinic across Metro Atlanta as a newly board-certified physician.”

 About the Marietta Eye Clinic

The Marietta Eye Clinic is a multi-provider, comprehensive eye care practice providing a wide range of ophthalmology, optometry, and optical services at 9 convenient locations. We have proudly served the Metro Atlanta and greater Georgia community for over 50 years. Our 29 Ophthalmologists (M.D.’s) and Optometrists (O.D.’s) know how fundamental your eyesight is to your quality of life. We build long-term, caring relationships with our patients and their families. You and your family can come to the Marietta Eye Clinic knowing there is no eye concern we can’t handle.


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