Terrence Doherty, M.D.


Dr. Doherty is a board-certified ophthalmologist, a fellowship-trained LASIK surgeon, and serves as one of Loden Vision Centers’ primary LASIK and cataract surgery specialists.

As a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, Dr. Doherty has extensive experience with laser eye surgery. Additionally, he is also certified by the American College of Eye Surgeons, and the first surgeon in Tennessee to perform IntraLase Enabled Keratoplasty (IEK).

Upon receiving his medical degree, summa cum laude, from St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Terrence Doherty completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

While at Case Western, Dr. Doherty was promoted to Chief Resident of Ophthalmology and established the Surgical Video Teaching conference for the residency program.

After his residency, Dr. Doherty completed his Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the prestigious Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Doherty is a board-certified ophthalmologist, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, The Cornea Society, and the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology.

He has been published and lectured on numerous occasions, assisted in surgical training programs for other ophthalmologists at national meetings, and is an active member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Medical Honor Society.

Nashville Top Doctors 2018Dr. Doherty has been with Loden Vision Centers since 2007 and remains at the forefront of technological development with regards to corneal transplants and refractive surgeries, including the bladeless LASIK procedure.

He was the first surgeon in the state of Tennessee to perform cornea transplants using the femtosecond laser, a technique called Intralase® Enabled Keratoplasty (IEK). He also regularly performs Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK), a partial thickness suture-free corneal transplant for patients with certain types of corneal diseases such as Fuch’s Dystrophy.

Each year Dr. Doherty does hundreds of cataract surgeries, using the most advanced intraocular lens technology and manages a wide variety of glaucoma patients. He has also traveled to Haiti where he performed cataract surgeries as part of a mission trip for the Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) Foundation.

Dr. Doherty and his wife, also an eye doctor, have three daughters and live in the Nashville area, where they are active members of their church and community. They are avid music lovers and enjoy cooking as well as a variety of outdoor actives including soccer and golf.

Dr. Doherty has been serving patients at Loden Vision Centers since September of 2007.