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 on this page. Thank you for considering the Marietta Eye Clinic.
Primary Care Ophthalmology
Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
Medical License, State of Georgia, 2016
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)
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
University of Georgia, Athens, GA (August 2004 – May 2008)
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
Wellstar Cobb Hospital
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)
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.
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.
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)
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.