Anastasios P. Costarides, MD, PhD

Anastasios P. Costarides, MD, PhD

Anastasios P. Costarides, MD, PhD, was appointed as interim director of the Glaucoma Service on April 1, 2016.  He is associate professor and Pamela Humphrey Firman Professor of Ophthalmology. His clinical practice focuses on the medical and surgical management of patients with glaucoma. Research interests include oxidative stress in the eye as it pertains particularly to glaucoma, cataract development and corneal endothelial dysfunction. Clinical research interests include the effect of glaucoma and its management on the corneal endothelium. He also evalautes the long term outcomes of glaucoma surgeries.

He has participated in multiple clinical research studies sponsored by both the National Eye Institute and industry. These investigations include the Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study and the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study. These pivotal studies have significantly altered and advanced glaucoma care.

His daily responsibilities include teaching medical students, residents and fellows. He currently serves as the glaucoma fellowship director.

National Recognition

President, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, 2010

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Medical and surgical management of the glaucoma patient
  • Glaucoma medications and devices
  • Quality care initiatives


  • Fellowship in Glaucoma: Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1997-98
  • Residency: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1994-97
  • Internship: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 1993-94
  • Medical School: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1989-93
  • Postgraduate Training: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 1983-89
  • Undergraduate: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1979-83