Dr. Tam Bloomquist joined the VA Medical Center joined faculty in the Spring of 2018. She is Alternate Residency Site Director (Dr. Dan Killingsworth is the Site Director) for the VAMC, an ACGME participating site for Augusta University's Department of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Bloomquist's ophthalmology residency and medical fellowship were completed at Augusta University. After working in Charleston at the VA and in private practice she returned to Augusta where she will does medical retina, general ophthalmology and teaching in the residency. As part of her general ophthalmology teaching roles she brings first year residents into active participation in cataract surgery.
Dr. Kenneth Brinsko joined the VA Medical Center staff in January 2010 after a career in the U. S. Navy. A seasoned comprehensive ophthalmologist, he has taught ophthalmology residents and staff from the University of Florida as well as basic ophthalmology to Navy Family Practice residents.
Dr. Margaret Green practiced in Augusta for many years doing comprehensive ophthalmology with a special emphasis on strabismus. While in practice she would was involved with MCG resident research projects. In the summer of 2008 she joined the downtown VA Department of Ophthalmology as a medical ophthalmologist. In the 2017 time frame she shifted her teaching and clinical practice at the VAMC to a part-time role.
Dr. Sohail Khan is a retina specialist who completed his medical school and residency from the Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University). He continued his training in a 2 year surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas under the auspices of Dr Yu-Guang He, Dr Rafael Ufret-Vincenty, and Dr Richard Winslow. After fellowship, he worked as an attending physician at the North Texas VA Medical Center in Dallas. Subsequently he joined a private practice in Fort Worth, Texas, before deciding to move home to Georgia and establish a private retina clinic in Evans in April 2015. He spends one day a week at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center where he performs vitreoretinal surgery and retinal procedures where he enjoys teaching residents.
Dr. Killingsworth is the Chief of Ophthalmology at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, and the Residency Site Director for the VAMC, an ACGME participating site for Augusta University's Department of Ophthalmology.
In the practice of Ophthalmology his interest lies in all anterior segment surgeries including cataract, glaucoma and corneal surgeries. He enjoys teaching residents and sharing his experience of private practice with them. Dr. Killingsworth serves as the VA attending for most glaucoma surgical procedures and as well staffs many cataract and corneal cases
He has previous teaching experience as an instructor at both the University of Florida and the University of Alabama. Dr Killingsworth graduated from medical school in 1984 where he was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha and was a member of the Tinsley Harrison Research Society.
Since finishing his training, he has had the opportunity to practice ophthalmology in academic, HMO, private practice and now Veteran Administration settings.
Dr. Amie Squires is an ophthalmologist who makes her primary practice the VA medical center. She is there part time staffing clinics and the operating room. Operating with senior residents she teaches cataract procedures with a clear cornea, vertical chopping technique. She has been teaching ophthalmology since 2004.