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Chris Cooper, O.D.

Chris Cooper, OD, received his doctorate in optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He subsequently completed a post-doctorate fellowship in ocular disease. Balancing his clinical training, he completed the Wharton School of Business Chief Executive Optometrist program at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cooper is Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry. Currently he is the senior managing partner of West Tennessee Eye.


Dr. Cooper was selected in 2005 to start Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (JJVCI), Inc. doctor-to-doctor liaison program. He now manages team of 12 doctors in the United States for JJVCI and lectures nationally on silicone hydrogel technology and the clinical benefits to both patient and doctor. Additionally, he is a columnist for REFRACTIVE EYECARE on practice management issues in today's joint practices of optometry and ophthalmology. 

Dr. Cooper was honor by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce as one of "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" in 1998 for his humanitarian world in developing countries for both eye care and economic development through fair trade. He and Elvis Presley are the only 2 Tennesseans to have ever received this award. 

This North Carolina native is a member of the American Optometric Association, AOA's Cornea and Contact Lens Section, Tennessee Optometric Association and West Tennessee Optometric Association.

Creating a balance of professional and personal time, Dr. Cooper enjoys travel to be able to scuba dive reef and wrecks in the Atlantic, hike the giant Budda in Landau, China and visit the Pyramids of Egypt. However, his favorite travels are home to North Carolina to play with his young nephews.

Email: cooper@wteye.com


David Talley, O.D., F.A.A.O

Dr. Talley received his Bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and went on to receive his Doctorate degree in Optometry at the University of Alabama School of Optometry. After receiving his Doctorate degree, he completed a residency in primary care with emphasis in ocular disease at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Talley is a member of numerous professional associations and has many publications in the medical management of ocular disease. Dr. Talley has given over 1000 professional presentations in areas of primary eye care and ocular disease.

Dr. Talley has received numerous awards to include the Tennessee Quality Commitment Award and Optometrist of the Year. He is also listed in Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals.

Currently, Dr. Talley serves as a Managing Partner of West Tennessee Eye, a large optometric group practice in Memphis, Tennessee. He is responsible for all company activities related to Education, Compliance, Information Technology, Physician Outreach and Third Party Issues.

Dr. Talley also volunteers a great deal of his time serving Optometry. He currently serves as the Director of the Third Party Center, Carrier Advisory Committee Representative, and the President for the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians. Dr. Talley was appointed in 2007 by the Governor to the Tennessee Board of Optometry and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Board. Dr. Talley was recently re-selected to the Executive Committee of the Third Party Center for the American Optometric Association.

Email: talley@wteye.com


Elizabeth Reese, O.D.

Dr Reese graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in biology. She then returned to Memphis and earned her doctorate of optometry from Southern College of Optometry. 

As a national officer of the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA), Dr. Reese published several articles in Foresight, the periodical for the AOSA, as well as an article in newOD, a sister periodical to Optometric Management. She is currently a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians (TAOP). 

Dr. Reese is married and enjoys spending time travelling throughout the United States and abroad with her husband. She loves to cook and enjoy music at various venues throughout the city. She is also a very active member of her church community and volunteers her time with various healthcare and educational organizations.


Subba Gollamundi, M.D.

Subba Gollamudi, MD, is a native Memphian who earned his medical degree from Yale University Medical School and completed his ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. He completed a corneal fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Institute in Miami, and received advanced training in laser, surgical and medical treatment of diseases of the cornea. He did additional research work at the University of Tennessee Medical School at Memphis.

Previously, Dr. Gollamudi was an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee, School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology from 1992 to 1994. 

Dr. Gollamudi's professional memberships include the International Society for Refractive Keratoplasty, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, Tennessee Medical Association, Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology and Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society.

Dr. Gollamudi's special interests, other than the cornea and its related conditions, include state-of-the-art laser vision correction and refractive surgery, cataract surgery, glaucoma management and laser treatment of diabetic eye diseases.


Andrew Krauss, M.D.

Andrew Mark Krauss, MD, received his medical degree from George Washington University Medical School in Washington, DC, graduating as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 1987. He completed his internship at Yale University affiliated Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut. He served his residency at the Nassau County Medical Center. Upon completion of a retinal fellowship at the Vitreoretinal Foundation, he joined its staff in 1993. He became a partner of this group in 1995. Dr. Krauss served as Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences. Some of Dr. Krauss' particular interests include medical and surgical treatment of vitreoretinal diseases with particular interest in diabetic eye disease and surgical repair of ocular trauma. Before beginning his medical education, Dr. Krauss was a professional musician.

Dr. Krauss is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Tennessee Medical Association and the Memphis Medical Society.


Luke Peterson, M.D.

Luke Peterson, M.D. grew up in Montana, where he graduated with highest honors with a degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience from Montana State University. He received his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta GA where he graduated cum laude and was selected as a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He stayed on at Emory University to complete a residency in Ophthalmology and a fellowship in Glaucoma.

In addition to his love for Ophthalmology, Dr Peterson and his wife Stephanie have a furry family of three dogs, and they love to be outdoors. They enjoy golf, hiking , fishing, kayaking, boating, and many other activities.

Dr. Peterson is fellowship trained and specializes in the latest glaucoma treatments, including glaucoma lasers and surgery. He also performs complex small incision cataract surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society and the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.


Chris Brown, M.D.

Chris Brown, M.D., an associate with the Eye Specialty Group, he received his BS degree in human physiology from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. He then attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, where he received his MD degree. He then completed an internal medicine residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC), and subsequently completed an ophthalmology residency at UHCMC as well.

Dr. Brown has remained very active in vitreoretinal research. He has presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; the Cannes Retina Festival (the combined 24th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists and 6th Annual Meeting of the European Vitreo-Retinal Society) in Cannes, France; and the Eye Study Club in Boulder Creek, Colorado. Due to his research endeavors, Dr. Brown won the Rabb-Venable excellence in research award during the 2010 Rabb-Venable Ophthalmology Research Competition, through the National Medical Association. In addition, he holds the honor of being a Roman-Barnes Society of Ophthalmology Scholar. Dr. Brown is currently an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the National Medical Association's Ophthalmology Division.