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Sean P. Donahue, MD, PhD

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Amblyopia
  • Cross Eyes / Strabismus
  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Pediatric Cataract
  • Pediatric Ocular Tumor
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology, 1994


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Emory University, 1988
  • Doctor of Medicine - Emory University, 1989
  • Internship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1990
  • Residency - Eye and Ear Institute, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
  • Fellowship - University of Iowa Healthcare, 1994
  • Fellowship - University of Iowa Healthcare, 1995


2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232

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.
  • Very thankful for the doctor's ability to diagnose my child and reassure us. We were very concerned before arriving, but the doctor was wonderful and we left feeling relieved and thankful.
    Patient | July 15, 2019
  • I was very disappointed in the care I was given. Not the usual treatment I expect from Vanderbilt Medical Center.
    Patient | June 3, 2019
  • I adore Dr. Donahue. I prefer him above anyone else, and have recommended him to many others. I always have to hug him when I leave... he gives not only great medical care but great hugs too! Caring for one's patients is extremely important... and he does. It's something that can't be faked. A+++ on this guy... if I had more than two thumbs up to give, he'd get them!
    Patient | April 30, 2019
  • While I appreciate his expertise, *Dr. Donahue it very clear that he is busy & his bedside manner can feel perfunctory & abrupt.
    Patient | April 24, 2019
  • Our sons dr. has always been super friendly and helpful on explaining everything to us. We really appreciate him.
    Patient | March 28, 2019