Eric Brown, MD, PhD

MS Student, Applied Clinical Informatics
Assistant Professor, Glaucoma Fellowship Director
Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Fall 2022-Spring 2024

I am an ophthalmologist practicing at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute where I see and surgically treat patients with glaucoma. In the ophthalmology department, I am also the glaucoma fellowship program director and involved with resident education and interviewing. With an interest in technology, I have been part of the department's Epic physician build team to help modify and optimize the EHR for our ophthalmologists and optometrists. I also have been involved in department projects, both research and operations, to assist in extracting information from the EHR or in interpreting the data with statistics.

In the MS‐ACI program, I am hoping to learn about more than just informatics' current applications in ophthalmology. I am interested in learning the potential of informatics to leverage the years of clinical data and imaging studies obtained on our department's patients to speed diagnosis and assist making treatment decisions. Along the way, I hope to establish connections with others in non‐ophthalmology roles to get a different perspective and to share ideas and techniques.