Penny Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA

Practice: UT Hamilton Eye Institute

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Penny Asbell is the director of the Hamilton Eye Institute.

Specialty:  Ophthalmology

Hamilton Eye Institute
930 Madison Avenue, Suite 200
Memphis, Tennessee 38103-3452
Office: 901-448-6650
Fax: 901-302-2486


  • Medical Degree: State University of New York (SUNY). Buffalo, NY


  • Internal Medicine: Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • Ophthalmology: New York University Medical Center, New York NY

Academic Title:

  • Chair and Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Director, Hamilton Eye Institute, Memphis, TN

Special Interests:

  • Dry Eye Disease (DED)
  • Cornea, including transplants
  • Eye infections and general eye disease
  • Excimer and LASIK surgery
  • Antibiotic resistance related to ocular pathogens Keratoconus
  • Cataracts

Professional Membership:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Ophthalmological Society
  • Association for Vision in Research & Ophthalmology
  • Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
  • Cornea Society
  • Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society