Past Fellows

Joseph Childs MD (2015 – 2016)

Current Position: Private Practice in Tupelo, Mississippi

Joseph Childs, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky Ophthalmology Residency program. He was recognized in the “Top 50 Under 40” in the 2019 Mississippi Business Journal.

Jonathan Paul, MD (2016 – 2017)

Current Position: University of Vermont, Department of Ophthalmology

Jonathan Paul, MD, holds undergraduate degrees from Northern Arizona University in chemistry, microbiology, and philosophy. After completing his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine, he served in the Navy then completed an ophthalmology residency at Albany Medical Center. 

Dr. Ryan Smith, MD (2017 – 2018)

Current Position: Private Practice; Eye Consultants, Lexington KY

Ryan Smith, MD, graduated from Centre College with a double major in biochemistry and molecular biology. He earned academic All-Conference honors as a second baseman on the Centre baseball team. Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Austin Taylor, DO (2018 – 2019)

Current Position: Eye Physicians of Southwest Virginia

Austin Taylor, DO, attended the University of Virginia’s College at Wise where he received a bachelor of science in biology and a bachelor of arts in chemistry. He attended medical school in the Cumberland Gap at Lincoln Memorial University-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a graduate of internship and residency programs at Larkin Community Hospital in Florida. 

Alex Cherry, MD (2019 – 2020)

Current Position: Private Practice, Specialty Eye Institute in Toledo, Ohio and Southern Michigan

Alex Cherry, MD, attended the Ohio State University, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in biochemistry, then also attended the Ohio State University for medical school. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky for both internship and residency.