Our Team

Dr. Lauten

Dr. Lauten is a native of Mobile, AL and a graduate of Vanderbilt University where he was summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He attended South Alabama College of Medicine on Scholarship and later returned to Vanderbilt for his residency in Ophthalmology. He completed a 2-year Vitreoretinal Surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During his stay in Birmingham, he was the attending for the Callahan Eye Emergency Department and Birmingham Veteran Affairs Medical Center. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and presently resides in Hattiesburg, MS with his wife, Anna, and his three daughters Murphy, Lanier, and Mary Wright.

Retinal fellowship

Callahan Eye Hospital – The University of Alabama at Birmingham – Birmingham, AL

Ophthalmology residency

Vanderbilt Eye Institute – Vanderbilt University Medical School
Nashville, TN

Internship

University of Texas Southwestern – Austin, TX

Medical School

South Alabama College of Medicine (Scholarship) – Mobile, AL

College

Vanderbilt University (Summa Cum Laude) – Nashville, TN

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Dr. Thomley

Dr. Martin Thomley is a native of Birmingham, AL and summa cum laude graduate of Auburn University. He attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine and was the recipient of the Merit Scholarship. In addition, he received the Scholastic Excellence Award and was a member of the exclusive Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society. He subsequently trained at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL for residency in Ophthalmology. Bascom Palmer is widely regarded as one of the best, if not the best, ophthalmology training program in the world and is ranked #1 for Ophthalmology in the United States by US News and World Report. While at Bascom Palmer, Dr. Thomley excelled and served as Chief Resident and Instructor, and also completed Fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery there as well. Early in his career, he served on the faculty of the University of South Alabama in Mobile, and for over 20 years Dr. Thomley dedicated his time to patient care and educating others in Retina, serving on faculty at the University of Alabama Department of Ophthalmology in Birmingham. He received the Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award and has also been honored with the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award.

Retinal fellowship

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute – University of Miami – Miami, FL

Ophthalmology residency

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute – University of Miami – Miami, FL

Internship

Carraway Methodist Medical Center – Birmingham, AL

Medical School

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine – Birmingham, AL
Merit Scholarship Recipient
Scholastic Excellence Award
Alpha Omega Alpha

College

Auburn University (summa cum laude) – Auburn. AL