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Sean P Donahue, MD, PhD


Coleman Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs; Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology Service

4.6 4.6 167 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Cross Eyes / Strabismus
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Pediatric Cataract
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Board Certificates

Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology, 1995


MD - Emory University, 1989
PhD - Emory University, 1988
Fellowship - University of Iowa Healthcare, 1995
Fellowship - University of Iowa Healthcare, 1994
Residency - Eye and Ear Institute, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
Internship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1990


Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
The doctor is new to us and we haven't experience any negative situations.
Patient | September 28, 2017

Nonchalant, dismissive.
Patient | September 22, 2017

Exceeded all my expectations!
Patient | September 18, 2017

Dr. Donahue was VERY proactive! At only 2 weeks old he caught my daughters eye issue and referred us the same day to a specialist and called the new Dr during our appointment. She worked us in THAT day! And we had an answer by the following day for our newborns glaucoma.
Patient | September 5, 2017

He is a good doctor that is caring and explain's things.
Patient | April 28, 2017

Although he is very busy, Dr. Donahue is a kind and understanding man. I really appreciate him.
Patient | March 3, 2017

I felt everything went as professional as it should have. All of my expectations were met if not exceeded.
Patient | January 16, 2017

He was very good at explaining my son's condition. I wish he had been our dr. when my son was first diagnosed at age 6 (he is 11 now). If he had been our dr., I feel his outcome would have been better. He was excellent.
Patient | January 12, 2017

My only concern is that the Dr. didnt have any information or knowledge of whether or not radioactive iodine treatment for Graves disease would make eye involvement or proptosis worse or permanent. He just stated "dont worry about that, if something like that happens down the road, we can take care of that with surgery"
Patient | November 5, 2016

Absolutely love Dr. Donahue. He said we can see someone closer to home but I will not do that cause no one compares to Dr. Donahue.
Patient | October 7, 2016

Dr. Donahue expressed great concern for my son's eye health and discussed all treatments available with attention to making sure I understand so we can make the best choices.
Patient | October 6, 2016

I would have liked more detail about my son's progress. I was not given the visual acuity information from where he was at last time compared to where he was at the day of the visit. And since this is a visit regarding his vision it would be nice to know what the visual acuity was.
Patient | September 26, 2016