Dr. Cherry grew up in East Texas in the Piney Woods community of Lufkin, Texas. Graduating at the top of his high school class with highest honors, he was selected for admission to the highly competitive Boston University Accelerated Seven Year Medical Program. He was concurrently awarded admission to the Boston University School of Medicine directly out of high school. Dr. Cherry graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University with a degree in Medical Science. At Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Cherry decided to pursue the field of Ophthalmology since he enjoyed the medical and surgical aspects of the field, as well as the ability to greatly enhance a patient's life by providing exceptional care and detail in improving a patient's visual function.
Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Cherry undertook his residency in Ophthalmology in New York at Nassau University Medical Center. It was during this experience that Dr. Cherry learned the detail-oriented and meticulous nature of cataract surgery and other laser procedures of the eye. Garnering patient experience through a County hospital, a Veterans Affairs hospital, and the University hospital in Stonybrook, Dr. Cherry was exposed to many different types of pathology, as well as their medical and surgical management. Dr. Cherry served as Chief Resident of Ophthalmology during his senior year of residency in New York.
Dr. Cherry was awarded a prestigious fellowship in Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas for an additional year of specialization in anterior segment surgery. The University served as a tertiary referral center for challenging ophthalmic cases throughout the country.
Upon completion of his advanced training in Ophthalmology, Dr. Cherry began his private practice in Antioch, California in 2005. It was his love of the ocean and of San Francisco which brought him here to the Bay Area. Once in the East Bay, Dr. Cherry set out to create the most highly advanced eye care center with top of the line diagnostic equipment and therapeutic lasers so that patients can be diagnosed and treated in the most compassionate and caring way. Having established a quality eye care center with a professional and exceptional staff, Dr. Cherry continues to see strong growth and demand for his expertise in the field of medical and surgical Ophthalmology.
Dr. Cherry is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and proudly provides comprehensive eye care to the entire Bay Area community.