Dr. Jerkins, MD
Dr. Jerkins is a native of Nashville. He completed his undergraduate work at David Lipscomb University followed by medical school at the University of Tennessee at Memphis. After an internship at Methodist Hospital, Dr. Jerkins completed his residency at the University of Tennessee Department of Ophthalmology in Memphis. Dr. Jerkins’ comprehensive ophthalmology practice began in 1982, focusing on cataract surgery and contact lens care. He also serves as a Principle Investigator for a variety of FDA-approved clinical trials. His career includes numerous leadership roles and appointments within the ophthalmology community.
Since 1996 his recurring trips to Ukraine have allowed him to share his faith through medical and humanitarian efforts. In 2010 Dr. Jerkins founded SeaStarKids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that sponsors a summer Bible camp, monthly outings and university scholarships to underprivileged Ukrainian young people.
Dr. Jerkins joined the Loden Vision team in January of 2019, bringing over 40 years of experience to Loden Vision Centers.