Dr. Vishak John, M.D. (Vistar Eye Center)

Dr. John specializes inRetina, Vitreoretinal Surgery.

Intrigued by its blend of medicine and surgery, Dr. Vishak John chose ophthalmology as a way of applying his academic strengths to benefit society. “It’s challenging, rewarding, and never boring.”  During his residency in Atlanta, he decided to become a vitreoretinal surgeon. The hospital there treated the poorest and the sickest of patients and he realized that he could make the most difference in this field. “Every week, as I sit in front of the toughest cases, intervene, and restore vision, I feel I couldn’t have chosen a more fulfilling specialty. This is what I was meant to do.”

Dr. John is also interested in the socioeconomic aspects of medicine including affordability, access, and patient compliance. He is married with two children and in his spare time watches documentary films and a lot of European soccer. (Especially if Liverpool is playing.)

Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology

Medical School
Boston University School of Medicine (AOA), Boston, MA
Completed: 2007

Emory University, Transitional Medicine Internship, Atlanta, GA
Completed: 2008

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Completed: 2011