Emily Sarah Charlson, MD, PhD, is a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology and the Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Orbital Oncology Fellow with the Byers Eye Institute. She completed her undergraduate degree in Honors Biology at Arizona State University. After discovering genetics research in Arizona, she pursued a combined Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania with a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Her thesis centered on the Human Microbiome Project utilizing deep sequencing and bioinformatics to characterize the microbial communities that live on and in the human body in health and disease. After a transitional year internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center she completed her Ophthalmology residency with the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the University of California, Irvine before coming to Stanford as a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology and Oculoplastic and Orbital Oncology Fellow.
Clinical Instructor, Ophthalmology