Emily B. Graubart, MD
Undergrad Institution; Degree and Major:
Northwestern University, BA
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Where and for how many years did you train AFTER medical school?
1 year - Transitional Internship, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Houston, TX
3 years - Ophthalmology Residency, Emory University
In practice since:
How did you choose your specialty?
Being an ophthalmologist is extremely rewarding; I love the opportunity to make a positive impact on the quality of life of my patients. I love working with my hands, and I have always found microsurgery fascinating. Ophthalmology is a great field for anyone who wants to develop long term relationships with their patients, and also help them surgically when needed.
What do you like MOST, and like LEAST, about your specialty?
Most: I love hearing that a patient can now see their grandchild’s baseball game more clearly after cataract surgery!
Least: I don’t love the amount of charting we have to do, but I don’t think that is unique to ophthalmology.
In your opinion, what attributes are important in anyone choosing this specialty?