Dr. Carter Kirk specializes in cornea, external disease, and laser vision correction procedures. Dr. Kirk also performs small-incision cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation.
A Chicago native, Carter is a third-generation ophthalmologist. He attended Oak Park-River Forest High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He completed a medical internship at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, and an ophthalmic residency at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Callahan Eye Hospital. He completed a fellowship in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery at Eye Consultants of Atlanta.
Carter is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Cornea Society, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). He is actively involved in clinical research, and has presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the AAO. Carter has a special interest in treating medical and surgical corneal disease. In his free time, Carter enjoys running, playing tennis, and spending time with his wife, Nicole, and son, Hunter.