Valérie Biousse, MD

Valérie Biousse, MD

Valérie Biousse, MD, is Cyrus H. Stoner Professor of Ophthalmology, and Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine and a professor in the section of neuro-ophthalmology at Emory Eye Center.

National Recognition

Dr. Biousse is a fellow of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society and of the French Society of Neurology and a member of the American Neurological Association, and multiple other national and international societies, including the American Academies of Ophthalmology and Neurology, and the American Heart Association. She serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, and the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology. She currently also serves on the board of directors of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. She has more than 300 publications, including scientific articles, book chapters and books, including the primary textbook Neuro-Ophthalmology and Walsh & Hoyt’s Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology, 6th Edition, 2005. In 2009 she and Nancy J. Newman collaborated on the textbook Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated (Thieme), a valuable resource for practitioners who have patients with disorders of vision and the brain. Dr. Biousse regularly lectures throughout the world.

She was named into the “Top Doctors” category within the 2012 U.S. News & World Report rankings in the category neuro-ophthalmology. As such, she was rated in the top 1% of doctors ranked in the United States. She also was listed in Atlanta Magazine's “Top Doctors.”

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Neurology (board certified since 1989)
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optic nerve disorders
  • Visual field defects
  • Disorders of ocular motility


  • Medical School: University of Paris VI, Pitie Salpetriere Medical School, Paris, France: 1981-88
  • Residency in Neurology: University of Paris VI, Paris, France: 1988-94
  • Master's of Neuroscience: University of Paris VI, France: 1990-91
  • Residency in Ophthalmology: Emory University, Atlanta GA: 1998-2002
  • Fellowship in Stroke: University of Paris VI, France: 1994-96
  • Fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology: Emory University, Atlanta GA: 1996