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Joseph Christenbury, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Cornea, External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, and Cataract Surgery

Joseph Christenbury, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in cornea, external diseases, refractive (LASIK) surgery, and cataract surgery. His undergraduate degree is from Duke University, and his medical school degree is from Duke University School of Medicine. His internship was at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. He completed residency training at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute and his fellowship training at Eye Consultants of Atlanta. Dr. Christenbury joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 2018 and practices at the Cumberland, Buckhead, and Lawrenceville locations. Committed to furthering advancements in ophthalmology, Dr. Christenbury has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals, contributed to ophthalmology textbooks, and given presentations at various national meetings. Dr. Christenbury is also an EVO Visian ICL certified surgeon.



  • Spanish (Conversational)

Hospital Staff Privileges

  • Piedmont Eye Ambulatory Surgery Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Piedmont Better Vision Laser Vision Correction, Atlanta, GA
  • Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, Atlanta, GA


  • Peer Reviewer for journal Ophthalmology (2017-present)
  • Textbook co-author, The Retina Atlas

Medical Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (2014-present)
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (2017-present)
  • Cornea Society (2017-present)
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery (2018-present)
  • Georgia Society of Ophthalmology (2017-present)
  • Christian Ophthalmology Society
  • Zoster Eye Disease Study, Investigator
  • FWCRS (Fellow - World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences)


  • EVO Visian ICL certified surgeon
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, 2018


Eye Consultants of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, 2018; Preceptors: Drs. Stephen M. Hamilton, Alan M. Kozarsky, W. Barry Lee, and Evan S. Loft
Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2017. Honors: Resident Teaching Award. Stein Eye Institute, UCLA. 2014-2015
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, 2014
Medical School
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 2013. Honors: Research to Prevent Blindness Medical Student Eye Research Fellowship, 2011-2012
Undergraduate Degree
Duke University, Durham, NC, 2008. Honors: B.S. Biology, with distinction, Chemistry Minor, 2008; Trinity College Research Forum Award, Duke University, 2007-2008