Edward Cherney, M.D.

Associate Retina Fellowship Director


M.D., University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Post Graduate Education


Straight Surgery Harbor General/UCLA Torrance, CA


University of Southern California/ Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA (Chief Resident)


Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, England

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology, 1979

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Nashville Association of Ophthalmology
Tennessee Association of Ophthalmology
American Society of Retinal Specialists
Inter Regional Association of Ophthalmologists, Russia

Honors & Awards

Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
Honored Professor, Pavlov State Medical University, St. Petersburg, Russia
American Academy of Ophthalmology, Secretariat Award 2007

Areas of Clinical Expertise

Age Related Macular Degeneration
Diabetic Retinopathy
Rural Eye Care
International Medicine


Edward Cherney, M.D. provides retina specialty care at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He sees patients at Vanderbilt’s main campus in Nashville, and our Franklin and Murfreesboro locations.

Dr. Cherney joined the Vanderbilt Eye Institute in 2009 after spending a number of years in solo private practice. While in private clinical practice, Dr. Cherney kept an academic aspect to his practice in volunteering his time teaching at the University of Southern California, at the Jules Stein Eye Institute in Los Angeles and at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute. In 1994, he co-founded the largest annual medical conference in Russia called the White Nights Ophthalmology Congress. He is also one of the founding Board Members of  the Inter-Regional Association of Ophthalmologists, Russia. This is Russia's first non-governmental, non-commercial medical association. He is presently an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Cherney’s clinical interests include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment surgery, and treating sequelae of ocular trauma.