Specialties

Ophthalmology (Board certified since 2000)

At a Glance

  • 1999 Started practicing
  • 17 Years experience
  • 2 OFFICE LOCATIONS
  • 2 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

About Dr. Aaron

Maria M. Aaron, MD, is a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology within Emory University School of Medicine. For 14 years, Dr. Aaron served as the residency program director for Ophthalmology and is now the associate dean of Graduate Medical Education .

National Recognition

Dr. Aaron was elected to the Program Directors Council of the Association of the University Professors of Ophthalmology and in 2010, she received the prestigious Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education. The award was dually conferred by the presidents of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO). She also received the 2011 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s (ACGME) Parker J. Palmer "Courage to Teach" Award, which is presented nationally to 10 outstanding residency program directors for their commitment to teaching and their innovative and effective teaching methods.

Dr. Aaron served as president of the Program Directors’ Council of AUPO (2008) and as the vice-chair of the Ophthalmology Residency Review Committees for the ACGME. In 2011, she was invited to work on the Special Projects Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and assumed the role of Associate Secretary of Special Projects for the American Academy of Ophthalmology in January 2013. For her contributions to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, she was recognized with a Senior Achievement Award in July 2015. She has also been recognized by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) with a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Contributions as an Examiner of the ABO (2005-2013).

She is a sought-after speaker, particularly on a variety of education topics. She has published a number of articles and chapters on topics related to resident education and has lectured widely at national ophthalmic meetings on a variety of important competency and accreditation topics. Her most recent interest is in the area of generational differences in academic medicine. Above all, Dr. Aaron truly enjoys her large clinical and surgical practice and is frequently ranked in the top 10% of all Emory physicians for patient satisfaction. She is a natural leader and compassionate physician who has an unparalleled passion for education.

My Clinical Interests

  • Ophthalmology
  • cataract surgery
  • laser surgery
  • diabetic retinopathy

Academic Profile

Degree

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Training (Residency & Fellowship)

RESIDENCY

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA

Professional Memberships

Chair of the Special Projects Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology

Georgia Society of Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

  • Spanish

Locations & Appointments

2 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Eye Center, Clifton Campus

Emory Clinic at 1365 Clifton Rd
1365 Clifton Rd NE
Bldg B
Atlanta, GA 30322
  • 404-778-2020
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2

Emory Eye Center, Emory Midtown Campus

Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree St NE
Ste 1850
Atlanta, GA 30308
  • 404-778-2020
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2 Hospital Affiliation(s)

3

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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4

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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Academic Profile

Degree

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Training (Residency & Fellowship)

RESIDENCY

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA

Professional Memberships

Chair of the Special Projects Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology

Georgia Society of Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

  • Spanish