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Dr. Yousuf M. Khalifa

Dr. Yousuf M. Khalifa, MD

Dr. Yousuf M. Khalifa, MD, serves as chief of service of ophthalmology at Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Khalifa previously served at the University of Rochester, where he was cornea and external disease specialist and residency program director.

He earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia, where he also completed an internship and ophthalmology residency. He then went to the University of California San Francisco’s Proctor Fellowship as a Heed Fellow, followed by a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center.

Dr. Khalifa is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Fredrick C. Cordes Eye Society, the Society of Heed Fellows, the Cornea Society, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

He is a peer reviewer for JAMA’s Ophthalmology journal, the American Journal of Ophthalmology, and Acta Ophthalmologica. He won the “Teacher of the Year” award each year as faculty at the University of Rochester.


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Ophthalmology


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
  • Internship: Augusta University
  • Residency: Augusta University