Dr. Charles Calhoun, MD, Ophthalmologist

Dr. Calhoun has been a board-certified ophthalmologist since 1977. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1943. He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rhodes College undergraduate school and graduated in December of 1967 from the University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine in Memphis.

Dr. Calhoun did a rotating internship at the City of Memphis hospitals and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 1⁄2 years as a naval flight surgeon obtaining the rank of Lt. Commander. He was also involved in emergency and general medical work during some of this time.

He returned to Memphis for a 3-year Ophthalmology residency at the University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine. He served as chief resident during his third year. He began practice in Columbus, Georgia with Dr. Floyd Jarrell and Dr. John Newton with what is now West Georgia Eye Care Center. His practice interests included comprehensive ophthalmology with special interest in cataract and refractive surgery. He also enjoyed pediatric ophthalmology and treated many children with crossed eyes. Dr. Calhoun retired from West Georgia Eye Care Center in September 2015 after 39 years. Beginning in March 2016 Dr. Calhoun began working with Valley Healthcare System, INC.

Dr. Calhoun maintains active involvement in the local community. He has been Chairman of the Young Life committee and still serves on their Emeritus Board. He has been Chief of Staff at Doctor’s Hospital and served as legislative Chairman of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.

He is presently on the board for Lighthouse for Christ, which maintains a mission in Mombasa, Kenya. He has traveled to Kenya once and Jamaica 4 times for medical and surgical mission work. He also serves on the board of Eye Care for the Needy, which supports Dr. Steve Beaty and his missionary endeavors in Zimbabwe, Africa. He traveled to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe for 2 ½ weeks in the summer of 2017 to work with Dr. Beaty.  Dr. Calhoun has recently served on the Council of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. He has served as a past chairman of the Ethics Committee at Doctor’s Hospital. Dr. Calhoun and his wife, Ginger, attend Wynnbrook Baptist Church. He has 3 daughters, Carroll, Ginny, and Charity. Dr. Calhoun enjoys travel and reading military history.