Neuro-ophthalmologist Joseph G. Chacko Joins UAMS Faculty

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LITTLE ROCK – Joseph G. Chacko, M.D., a neuro-ophthalmologist, has joined the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as an assistant professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurology.


Chacko is a fellowship-trained neuro-ophthalmologist who will see patients and perform surgery at the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute at UAMS and the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital. His clinical interests include diseases of the optic nerve and visual pathway and conditions of unexplained vision loss or double vision.


He received his medical degree in 1991 from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In 1995, Chacko finished his residency in ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.  He most recently completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami.


Chacko has been board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1996 . In addition, he is a member of the Board of Medical Reference for Christian Eye Ministry and has made several surgical mission trips to West Africa.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,320 students and 690 residents and is the state’s largest public employer with almost 9,000 employees. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.3 billion a year.


UAMS centers of excellence are the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute.