Dawnielle J. Kerner, MD

Dawnielle J. Kerner, MD


Undergraduate: Brown University
Post-Graduate Studies: Columbia University
Medical Degree: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Internship: Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital Center
Residency: Ophthalmology, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Board Certified: Ophthalmology

The Ophthalmology Center

160 Kingsley Lane
Suite 300
Norfolk, Virginia 23505



(757) 440-1117

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dawnielle J. Kerner, MD, earned her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She then went on to Columbia University for her post-graduate studies in New York, New York. Dr. Kerner received her Doctor of Medicine from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she also completed residency training through the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York. Following her residency, Dr. Kerner received further specialized training in glaucoma from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

As a highly skilled board certified ophthalmologist with over 20 years of clinical experience, Dr. Kerner provides advanced, patient-centered care for a variety of eye conditions and disorders. Dr. Kerner takes pleasure in working with patients of all ages and has a special interest in treating glaucoma, a disease she finds to be intellectually challenging as there is currently no cure.

Dr. Kerner strives to deliver quality health care and believes in treating patients through open communication and trusted relationships. Dr. Kerner is experienced in treating all types of vision and eye conditions including glaucoma, cataracts, dry eye, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, corneal disease, and uveitis. She sees patients 12 years of age and older; however, she does treat younger patients with congenital glaucoma.

Dr. Kerner has received awards and recognition for her work in ophthalmology. She serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Assistant Program Director for the Ophthalmology Residency Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS).

Dr. Kerner is an active member of several organizations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, the Association of the University Professors of Ophthalmology, and Women in Ophthalmology.

Outside of the office, Dr. Kerner enjoys spending time with her family attending Old Dominion sporting events, hiking, walking their dogs, or getting together with friends. She is an avid reader and enjoys a variety of genres from fiction and history to non-fiction and medical journals. In her spare time, she relaxes by completing crossword puzzles.

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