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Karen Margaret Joos, MD, PhD


Professor of Ophthalmology

4.7 4.7 187 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Glaucoma Suspect-High Pressure
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Pediatric Ophthalmology

Board Certificates

Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology, 2005


MD - University of Iowa, 1987
PhD - University of Iowa, 1990
Fellowship - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, 1994
Residency - University of Iowa Healthcare, 1992
Internship - Saint Joseph Hospital, 1988


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

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Patient Comments

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Very good care.
Patient | October 23, 2018

Dr. Joos is a blessing to my child, so glad we have her as his caregiver.
Patient | October 22, 2018

Patient | October 16, 2018

Dr. Joos is the absolute best physician who has saved my eyesight and kept me stable and makes me feel like it's a partnership when tough decisions have to be made. she is an absolutely brilliant and understanding and caring doctor.
Patient | September 16, 2018

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Dr. Joos is the best. I don't want to see anyone else but her. She's saved my eyesight on more than one occasion. When you have the BEST, why go anywhere else.
Patient | August 27, 2018

Excellent doctor very caring. I have been seeing her for a number of years. Thankful for her.
Patient | August 27, 2018

Dr. Joos is wonderful! I feel very lucky to be treated by her. She is kind, brilliant and a great doctor!
Patient | August 27, 2018

very good than you
Patient | July 25, 2018

I have recommended Dr. Joos to others.
Patient | July 20, 2018

Patient | July 10, 2018

Excellent care.
Patient | June 21, 2018

good experience
Patient | May 15, 2018

Love Dr. Joos. So do others, which is why we have to wait!
Patient | May 4, 2018

Patient | April 16, 2018

She was very nice. She checked my eye to make sure what how I was doing.
Patient | April 16, 2018

Patient | March 13, 2018

I highly respect Dr. Joos' knowledge, skill, and personal care she has shown for my medical condition. I am very grateful for the care I have been given.
Patient | March 12, 2018

could use some direction on verbiage and stereotypes regarding children with Down syndrome.
Patient | February 19, 2018

Patient | February 8, 2018

Due to wait time - Too long. Should not have to wait every time 45 min. - 2 hours past appt. time.
Patient | January 20, 2018

dr Joos is the best.
Patient | December 23, 2017

She is wonderful! I have been with her for years and trust her judgment.
Patient | December 20, 2017

Yes good somewhat.
Patient | October 13, 2017

Very bad experience with this care provider. She is impatient, irresponsible, and does not care about her patient, at least to me. After she knew her mistake, she just simply said sorry without any feeling and asked me to schedule an appointment with another eye doctor for the next year visit. I definitely won't recommend her to anyone I know!
Patient | October 12, 2017

Patient | October 2, 2017

Knowing she is there to take care of my problems is a great relief. She is the BEST!
Patient | September 27, 2017