Allison Umfress, M.D.


M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN  
B.S., Duke University, Durham, NC 

Postgraduate Training 

General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 

Ophthalmology, Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, Duke Eye Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 


Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology 
American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 
Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology  

Board Certification 

American Board of Ophthalmology  


Dr. Umfress received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Duke University and her medical degree from Vanderbilt University. She then completed a general surgery internship and ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. During residency, she was elected chief resident and received the resident research award and resident leadership award. She then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC. 

Dr. Umfress is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and serves as co-chair for the TN Academy of Ophthalmology Young Ophthalmologists. Dr. Umfress is actively involved in clinical research and has co-authored numerous papers and book chapters on pediatric anterior segment disease. She has a particular interest and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric glaucoma. She is excited to be back at Vanderbilt and serving the children of Middle Tennessee.