Amy Cherof, MD is an ophthalmologist at the Marietta Eye Clinic.

Amy Cherof, M.D.




The ophthalmologists and optometrists of the Marietta Eye Clinic each chose to join this practice because of a common philosophy: providing the highest quality patient care possible. Marietta Eye doctors are the experts in their fields, the top graduates in their educational and training programs, and deeply compassionate health care providers. The physicians and optometrists here research and provide the latest technology for their patients, listen intently to their patients’ needs, and ensure their patients have the highest quality support and surgical staff available. We invite you to explore the credentials and personality of our doctors. Thank you for considering the Marietta Eye Clinic.


Cataract Surgery
Primary Care Ophthalmology


Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
Medical License, State of Georgia, 2016

Honors & Awards

Best Paper, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Cornea Session (2015)
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (2011 – current)
Honorary Marshal, AU School of Medicine Class of 2009 Hooding Ceremony (2009)
University of Georgia Honors Program, Highest Honors (2004 – 2008)
University of Georgia Presidential Scholar and Dean’s list (2004 – 2008)
Phi Beta Kappa Society, University of Georgia Chapter (2008 – current)
Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society (2006 – 2008)
Georgia’s Hope Scholarship Program Recipient (2004 – 2008)


Ophthalmology Residency
University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology
Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute
Aurora, CO (July 2013 – July 2016)

Internal Medicine Internship
Augusta University (AU) Department of Internal Medicine
Augusta, GA (July 2012 – June 2013)

Doctor of Medicine
Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA (August 2008 – May 2012)

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors
Spanish Minor
University of Georgia, Athens, GA (August 2004 – May 2008)

Hospital Appointments

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
Wellstar Cobb Hospital

Professional Associations

American Academy of Ophthalmology (2013 – current)
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (2015 – current)
Georgia Society of Ophthalmology (2016 – current)
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (2015 – 2017)
Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (2014 – 2016)
International Ocular Surface Society (2015 – 2017)

Research & Publications

Manoharan N, Pecen N, Cherof A, Oliver S, Palestine A. Comparison of Oral versus Intravenous Fluorescein Widefield Angiography in Ambulatory Pediatric Patients. Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases. 2017 April 20.

Cherof A, SooHoo J, Kahook M, Seibold L. Endophthalmitis with corneal infiltrate after EX-PRESS glaucoma drainage device implantation. Journal of Glaucoma. 2015 June 16.

Cherof A, Liao S. Case of a newborn with kaposiform hemangioendothelioma causing severe aesthetic and functional deficits treated with sirolimus and vincristine. SKINmed Journal: Dermatology for the Clinician. July/Aug 2016: Vol 14, Issue 4.

Abstracts and Poster Presentations
Wildes M, Cherof A, Cerda A et al. Outcomes of amniotic membrane transplantation for treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome in the pediatric population: A retrospective review. American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC. April 2016.

Cherof A, Liao S. Case of a newborn with kaposiform hemangioendothelioma causing severe aesthetic and functional deficits treated with sirolimus and vincristine. 2015 Cosmetic Surgery Forum. Las Vegas, NV; December 3, 2015.

Cherof A, Kennedy J and Wise R. Outcomes and prognostic factors for patients with corneal foreign bodies: a review of 387 cases. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Denver, CO; May 7, 2015.

McGoff A, McCollum G, Yanni S, Assadian M, Yang R, and Penn J. Vanderbilt Eye Institute. The Role of PPAR β in Retinal Angiogenesis. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Medical Student Research Symposium. Nashville, TN 2009.

McGoff A and Jackson H, Hargrove J, and Hartle D. University of Georgia. Polyphenolic Antioxidants in Unprocessed Traditional Diets: Wild-Crafted Acorn Flour as a Dietary Sample. University of Georgia Center for Undergraduate Research Symposium (CURO). Athens, GA 2008.

Oral Presentations
Cherof A, Cerda A, Lynch A, Wagner B, and Gregory D. Acute Stevens-Johnson syndrome: Timing of amniotic membrane and occurrence of significant ocular sequelae. American Academy of Ophthalmology 2015 Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV; November 16, 2015. Awarded Best Paper.

Cherof A, Cerda A, Lynch A, Wagner B, and Gregory D. Acute Stevens-Johnson syndrome: Timing of amniotic membrane and occurrence of significant ocular sequelae. University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology 19th Annual Research Day. Denver, CO; June 20, 2015.

Cherof A, Cerda A, Lynch A, Wagner B, and Gregory D. Acute Stevens-Johnson syndrome: Timing of amniotic membrane and occurrence of significant ocular sequelae. International Ocular Surface Society Annual Meeting. Denver, CO; May 2, 2015.

Cherof A, Oliver S. Oral Fluorescein Angiography: Establishing a Protocol for The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute. University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology 18th Annual Research Day. Denver, CO; June 2014.

Additional Scholarly Activity
Cherof A and Jennings E, Gupta P. “Ophthalmology Pro-Consult,” Surgical Reference iPhone Application. Co-Author and editor. Georgia Reagents University, 2011 – 2012.

Leadership Experience

Advocacy Ambassador, American Academy of Ophthalmology Mid-Year Forum (April 2015)
Secretary/Treasurer, Class of 2012 School of Medicine (2008 – 2012)
Vice President, Ophthalmology Interest Group (2009 – 2012)
Committee Member, Class of 2012 Graduation Planning Committee (2011 – 2012)
Program Director, Cadaver Memorial Service (2009)

Personal Interests

My top priority is spending time with my family: my husband, Nate; children, Thomas and Cassidy; and dog, Sadie. I also love cooking and baking, mountain biking, and snow skiing.

"My wife, Sol, had two surgeries for the removal of cataracts by Dr. Cherof. The surgeries went well without any issues, and we have attended several office visits since. Dr. Cherof is by far the best of the best as an eye surgeon. She has treated the wife with a great amount of respect, courtesy, and professionalism. The office personnel, especially Dr. Cherof's assistant, Jonie, are truly amazing. ... If you are searching for an eye care physician, stop and look no more — you have found it."
-John G.
"This was a great experience, all my anxiety was quickly put at ease. Dr. Cherof and her staff were exceptional."
-Levi H.
"Having gone to MEC for nearly 10 years, they were the only choice for much needed cataract surgery. The first eye went smoothly, and I am seeing almost 20/20 the first day after surgery in that eye. The staff and nurses, etc. at the surgical center are so sweet and caring. I felt comfortable, which helped relieve my anxiety. Dr. Amy Cherof is top notch and an excellent, extremely competent doctor from here in the metro. ... Thanks to all!"
-Penelope M.
"Dr. Cherof is one of kind! She is the most pleasant, sincere, and professional doctor I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She takes her time throughout the eye exam to explain what she is seeing and the impact, if any, it has on my health. She offered to answer any questions that I had in a way that I could understand. Do yourself a favor, make an appointment to see Dr. Cherof with the Marietta Eye Clinic. You will be in great hands!"
-Pamela R.
"After starting a new job where I needed to see distance and up close without glasses, I was so pleased to have Dr. Cherof's expertise and personal care. She explained the different options I had for my needs and answered all of my questions. I'm now enjoying each day with improved vision and no glasses! Thanks, Dr. Cherof, for making a difference in my life. I highly recommend Dr. Cherof for her attentive and professional care."
-Anne M.
"Dr. Cherof was recommended by a friend. She was everything I was told she would be and even more."
-Russell T.
"The Roswell location is very careful with considerations for each patient’s safety and wellbeing. Staff is friendly and concerned. I’ve had wonderful exams and surgeries with Dr. Cherof and her team."
-Liz J.
"I had cataract surgery in December and Dr. Cherof and her team are great. Everything about how they took care of me was more than above excellent."
-Shirley K.
"From first visit through cataract surgery everything and everybody were outstanding. Like most I was concerned about eye surgery but Dr Amy Cherof quickly put me at ease with her obvious competence, sweet personality and kind nature. Surgery was smooth as silk, no pain, quick, seamless. All I had to do was enjoy and celebrate the best eyesight I’ve ever had. It was a new world and I wanted to see it. Didn’t want to go to bed that night, went outside in freezing temperatures to just gaze at the beautiful stars and thank God for His blessings including leading me to Dr Cherof."
"Dr. Cherof and her staff are the most qualified, patient friendly office! My mom was extremely pleased with the entire experience."
-Maria C.
"Fantastic place, amazing people. Dr. Cherof and Jessica are professional, kind and compassionate, thank you very much!!"
"I am very pleased with Marietta Eye surgery and am very happy with Dr Cherof."
-Patricia M.
"Hubby and I have been using Marietta Eye Clinic for quite a few years. We both have had cataract surgery in both eyes & love our doctors, Dr. Amy Cherof! Several family members go to Marietta Eye, too. Very pleased with their doctors, staff, and care."
-Marsha I.
"Dr. Amy Cherof is awesome and did an amazing surgery on my eyes. I am very happy with the results and I have told many people if they need cataract surgery she is the best."
-Brian S.
"All of the staff at Marietta Eye Clinic Roswell are professional, but are also friendly and kind - a great combination, especially for a doctor’s office. Dr. Cherof very patiently took the time to answer all of my questions and concerns at my post cataract surgery visit (which went very well). I highly recommend them!"
-Annita M.