Paul Pruett, MD

Paul Pruett, MD

Paul Pruett, MD, is an assistant professor in the section of glaucoma at Emory Eye Center. He joined the glaucoma section in July 2009. Dr. Pruett completed his medical education at Emory University School of Medicine. He remained at Emory for his residency where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Pruett is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. His interests include medical and surgical management of glaucoma, including laser therapy, as well as surgical management of cataracts. He is active in clinical trials investigating new therapies for glaucoma. He also has a special interest in the education of ophthalmology residents. Dr. Pruett currently serves as Residency Program Director at the Emory Eye Center.

National Recognition

In 2011 Dr. Pruett received the Thomas M. Aaberg, Sr. Clinical Teaching Award (2011). He holds memberships in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, where he is a Fellow; the American Glaucoma Society; the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology; and the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, as Councilor.

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Medical and surgical management of glaucoma
  • Laser therapy
  • Surgical management of cataracts


  • Fellowship in Glaucoma:  Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2008-09
  • Residency in Ophthalmology : Emory University School of Medicine (Chief Resident), Atlanta, GA, 2005-08
  • Internship: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2004-05
  • Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine (magna cum laude), Atlanta, GA, 2000-04
  • Undergraduate: University of Tennessee (summa cum laude), Knoxville, TN, 1996-2000