• Dr. Jerry Jernigan received his M.D. from Vanderbilt University, where he also completed his undergraduate degree.

  • He served his internship at the University of Colorado. 

  • He completed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

  • He is Board Eligible by the American Board of Ophthalmology with fellowship in the American Academy of Ophthalmology.


  • Dr. Jerry Jernigan was inspired to become an ophthalmologist by a doctor he met in the Navy at their School of Aviation, School of Medicine.

  • A native of Dyersburg, Dr. Jernigan was pleased to join the Eye Clinic and be in the company of other high quality physicians.

  • His hobbies include flying, traveling and music.


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