Christine Rust, M.D.


M.D., University of Louisville School of Medicine
B.S., Clemson University

Post Graduate Education


University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY


University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology


Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2014 - Present


Honors & Awards

Graduated Cum Laude, Clemson University - 2008

President's List, Clemson University- Fall 2006, Spring 2008

Dean's List, Clemson University - Fall 2005 and 2007, Spring 2006, 2007


Areas of Clinical Expertise 

Dr. Christine Rust specializes in the treatment and diagnoses of cataracts, dry eye, refractive errors, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.



Dr. Rust is originally from Lexington KY. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Clemson University in Clemson, SC. Then went to the University of Louisville, where she received her Medical Degree. Afterwards, she completed her internship in General Surgery and her Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky, where she received the Wirtschafter Award for best Resident Teacher.  She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.   In her spare time, she enjoys running and has completed several marathons. 

Practice Locations

Vanderbilt Eye Institute- Lebanon
(615) 453-5155

Vanderbilt Eye Institute- Hendersonville
(615) 865-1860