Charles C. Barr

Drs. Arthur and Virginia Keeney Chair of Resident Education and Ethics in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

School of Medicine

Charles Barr, M.D., serves as professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences and director of the Retina Service at the University of Louisville. He leads a team of specialists in treating retinal disorders, including macular degeneration, retinal detachment, infections of the posterior eye, retinal degeneration ocular trauma and retinopathy of prematurity, either through surgery or medical therapy.  

Dr. Barr completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University in 1971.  He earned his M.D. in 1985 from Johns Hopkins Medical School, followed by an internship at the University of Kentucky. Barr completed his residency training in opthalmology, serving as chief resident, at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (1976-1979). He was awarded fellowships from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Wilmer Eye Institute (1979) and Ophthalmic Pathology, at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center (1980).

Dr. Barr is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is the recipient of the Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and serves as President of the Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians, and Chairman the Board of Trustees for the American Printing House for the Blind.  Dr. Barr is a member of several prestigious societies and professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Louisville Academy of Ophthalmology, Kentucky Association of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Georgiana Theobald Society of Ophthalmic Pathology, Retina Society, Vitreous Society, and the Macula Society.