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.

Specialties/Competencies

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Cataract Surgery

Proficient in Vietnamese

Qualifications

Georgia Medical License

Step 3 of United States Medical Licensing Examination

Step 2 CS of United States Medical Licensing Examination

Step 2 CK of United States Medical Licensing Examination

Step 1 of United States Medical Licensing Examination

Certified by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative

American Heart Association Basic Life Support

American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

Honors & Awards

Honors International Scholars Program

University of Georgia Honors Program

First Tee Scholars Program

1st Place, Research Poster Session I, Research Day at Emory University School of Medicine

2nd place, Clinical Vignette Poster Session at Southern Hospital Medicine Conference

Presidential Scholar, University of Georgia, graduated in the top 1% in the class of 2012

Best Poster Presentation, University of Georgia Department of Cell Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Education

Residency completed at Cullen Eye Institute at the Baylor College of Medicine

Internship completed at Emory University School of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine from Emory University School of Medicine

Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from the University of Georgia — graduated Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors and CURO Scholar Distinction

Professional Associations

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Research & Publications

Oral Presentations:

  • Tran, J.; Go, J.; Mahmood, K.; Al-Mohtaseb, Z. Application of Data Mining Algorithms to Study Data Trends for Corneal Transplantation. Paper presentation accepted for presentation at ASCRS 2019, San Diego.
  • Tran, J.; Nguyen, B. Grand Rounds — Micropulse CPC for Refractory Glaucoma — Houston Ophthalmological Society Grand Rounds — Glaucoma Meeting, October 2018.
  • Tran, J.; Shah, V. Grand Rounds — Langerhans Cells Histiocytosis. Houston Ophthalmological Society Grand Rounds — Oncology Meeting, September 2018.
  • Tran, J.; Shah, V. Grand Rounds “It Takes Two to Tango.” Houston Ophthalmological Society Grand Rounds — Pediatric Meeting, April 2018.
  • Tran, J.; Nguyen, B. Grand Rounds — Topiramate Induced Secondary Angle Closure Glaucoma. Houston Ophthalmological Society Grand Rounds — Glaucoma Meeting, February 2018.
  • Tran, J.; Hendrick, A. The Retina Anatomy and Diseases. Wesley Woods Senior University, Atlanta, Ga. February 2016.
  • Tran, J.; Dolan, R. Renal Stones: Anatomy and Pearls. Presented at Anatomy Student Teaching Program at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga., June 2015.
  • Tran, J. Cataracts, Cataract Surgery, and Parkinson’s Disease. Wesley Woods Senior University, Atlanta, Ga. May 2015.
  • Tran, J.; Klonowski, K. The Role of Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase (IDO) in CD8 T Cells Response to Secondary Influenza Infection. Oral presentation at the CURO International Research Symposium, Monteverde, Costa Rica, July 2011.
  • Tran, J.; Olaiya, C.; Robinson, S.; Enhanced Early Detection of Occupational Stress Among Department of Energy Nuclear Waste Workers. Presented at the Department of Energy Summer Internship, Scholars Program Banquet, Aiken, S.C., July 2009.
  • Tran, J. My Journey with the Core Values of the First Tee. Oral presentation at the First Tee Congressional Breakfast, Washington, D.C., March 2008.

Poster Presentations:

  • Tran, J.; Mitchell, T.; Esquenazi, I.; Frankfort, B.; Pflugfelder, S. Latanoprost vs Tafluprost: Tear Film Osmolarity and Lid Margin Disease. Poster accepted for presentation at ASCRS 2019, San Diego, CA.
  • Tran, J.; Allen, R. Imaging Findings in Aplasia of the Lacrimal and Salivary Glands. Poster Presented at ASOPRS 2018, Chicago, Illinois October 2018.
  • Tran, J.; Craven, C.; Wabner, K.; Schmit, J.; Kompella , U.; Grossniklaus, H.; Olsen, T. A Pharmacodynamic Analysis of Choroidal Neovascularization in a Porcine Model Using Three Targeted Drugs. Poster Presented at ARVO 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2017.
  • LaBarbera, V.; Tran, J.; Thulasi P.; Hendrick, A. Prevalence and severity of diabetic retinopathy of predominantly African American population in urban environment. Poster presented at ARVO 2016, Seattle, WA, May 2016.
  • Tran, J.; LaBarbera, V.; Thulasi P.; Hendrick, A. Diabetic retinopathy detection by fundus photography in an urban diabetes clinic when interpreted by endocrinologists. Poster accepted to ARVO 2016, Seattle, Washington, May 2016.
  • Tran, J.; Craven, C.; Wabner, K.; Schmit, J.; Kompella , U.; Grossniklaus, H.; Olsen, T. A Pharmacodynamic Analysis of Choroidal Neovascularization in a Porcine Model. Poster presented at Research Day at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, , April 2016.
  • Tran, J.; Thulasi, P.; Kharod, B. Ocular Manifestations of Xanthoma Disseminatum and Improvement with Cladribine. Poster presented at the American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter Fall Meeting, Buford, , October 2015.
  • Tran, J.; Mendoza, J. More Than Just a Rash. Poster presented at the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference, San Antonio, TX. July 2015.
  • Reitz, A.; Tran, J.; Morgan, T.; Maleque, N. A Case of the Paraneoplastic Syndrome. The Story of GAD. Poster presented at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting, Boston, MA, May 2015.
  • Tran, J.; Reitz, A.; Maleque, N. To Treat or Not to Treat. That is the Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Syndrome Question. Poster presented at the American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter Fall Meeting, Pine Mountain, , October 2014.
  • Tran, J.; McClung, P. Beware for Sarcoidosis Might Be There. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Southern Hospital Medicine Conference, Atlanta, , October 2014.
  • Tran, J.; Klonowski, K. The Role of Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase (IDO) in CD8 T Cells Response to Secondary Influenza Infection. Poster presented at the University of Georgia Department of Cell Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium, Athens, , April 2011.
  • Tran, J.; Klonowski, K. The Role of Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase (IDO) in CD8 T Cells Response to Secondary Influenza Infection. Poster presented at the University of Georgia CURO Symposium, Athens, , March 2011.
  • Tran, J.; Mellor, A.; Chandler, P.; Harberger, R. IDO-Transduced Cells Inhibits T Cell Response. Poster presented at the Medical College of Georgia STAR Symposium, Augusta, Ga. July 2010.

Publications:

  • Go, J.A.; Lin, S.Y.; Williams, K.J.; Tran, J. et al .l. Eye Injuries in the National Basketball Association. Ophthalmology. December 2019. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha. 2019.12.016. (PMID: 32087976)
  • Tran, J.; Allen, R.; A Mass in the Greater Wing of the Sphenoid in a Pediatric Patient. JAMA Ophthalmology. 138. 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0372, March 2020. (PMID: 32215585)
  • Tran, J.; Allen, R.; Imaging Findings in Agenesis of the Lacrimal and Salivary Glands. Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. 35. e86, May 2019. (PMID: 30907767)
  • Tran, J.; Leung, E.; Weng, C. Applications of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Diabetic Eye Disease. International Ophthalmology Clinics. 59(1):209–219, January 2019. (PMID: 30585927)
  • Tran, J.; Vickers, A.; Ponce, C.P.; Iyer, S.P.; Lee, A.G. Triple-hit lymphoma of the cavernous sinus. Can J Ophthalmol. October 2018. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2018.06.007
  • Tran, J.; Craven, C.; Wabner, K.; et al. A pharmacodynamic analysis of choroidal neovascularization in a porcine model using three targeted drugs. Investig Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017. doi:10.1167/iovs.16-21230

Personal Interests

I love spending time with my daughter, my wife, and my dog. I enjoy staying active. Even during residency, I completed a marathon and joined the 1,000-pound weightlifting club in the same month. I have played soccer and golf my entire life. I once competed in a pro-am event with Hale Irwin at the 2007 Walmart First Tee Open at the famous Pebble Beach! I enjoy exploring new hobbies, and I am presently learning a variety of new skills, including photography, shooting travel videos, and video-editing with Final Cut Pro. I love to talk about my many hobbies, so if we have a common interest, let me know!