Edward Chaum, MD, PhD

About Edward Chaum, MD, PhD

Specialty:  Ophthalmology

Memphis Medical Center
Hamilton Eye Institute
930 Madison Avenue, Suite 200
Memphis, Tennessee 38103-3452
Office:  901-448-6650
Fax:  901-302-2486


  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Pediatrics


  • Doctorate: PHD, Cell Biology and Genetics, Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
  • Medical Degree: Cornell University Medical College
  • Training: (Pediatrics) Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Training: (Ophthalmology) University Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts


  • (Vitreoretinal Surgery and Medicine) Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts

Academic Title:

  • Plough Foundation Professor of Retinal Diseases, Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis

Special Interests:

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Gene therapy for retinal diseases (research)
  • Retinal detachment and repair

Professional Membership:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Gene Therapy
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Additional Information:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society