Everton L. Arrindell, M.D.

Tennessee Retina Physicians

Dr. Everton Arrindell is an Honors College graduate of Michigan State University and received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Michigan's W.K. Kellogg Eye Center. Following a two-year Vitreoretinal Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Surgery and served as Chief of the Division of Ophthalmology at Meharry Medical College for eight years. He also held an academic appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Vanderbilt University.  Prior to joining Tennessee Retina in 2008, he maintained a solo private retinal practice.


Dr. Arrindell is a nationally recognized retinal surgeon and educator. He is the immediate past Chair of the National Medical Association in Ophthalmology, having previously served a ten year tenure as Chair of the Retina Section. He is widely published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has received several teaching awards and other honors including the American Association of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. He was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Committee of Prevent Blindness America and is a member the International Association of Ophthalmologists. He has been recognized among America's Top Ophthalmologists since 2008 by the Consumer's Research Council of America.

Dr. Arrindell has served as an Associate Examiner of the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1997. He maintains active membership in a number of professional societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the National Medical Association, the Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology, the Tennessee Medical Association, the Nashville Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Nashville Academy of Medicine. He is a graduate of the AAO Leadership Development Program and served on the association's advisory body as an AAO Council Member for six years. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology and has served as Chairman of the Ophthalmology Departments at Baptist Hospital and Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Arrindell is an active member of several civic organizations. He is past Chairman of the Board of Prevent Blindness Tennessee and was recognized in 2010 as one of Middle Tennessee's Champions in Health as the organization's Volunteer of the Year. He is also a member of the Nashville Downtown Lions Club and the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) where he has been a Board Member since 1998. He was recognized for his work with the ADA in February 2008 as a recipient of the organization's Distinguished Community Service Award.

Dr. Arrindell's clinical areas of interest and expertise include diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and surgical management of complex retinal detachments.

Dr. Arrindell enjoys spending time with his family. He is a sports enthusiast, amateur musician (drums) and writer.

Vitreoretinal Surgery and Research
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

St. Vincent's Hospital
Indianapolis, IN

Medical School
University of Iowa College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA

Undergraduate Education
B.S. in Physiology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Professional Affiliations
Nashville Academy of Medicine
Nashville Academy of Ophthalmology
Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology
Tennessee Medical Association
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Board of Ophthalmology
American Society of Retinal Specialists
National Medical Association

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