Dr. Blake K. Williamson, MD, MPH, MS is a third-generation eye doctor who continues the legacy of his family, which has been taking care of the great people of Louisiana for nearly 70 years. Within a few short years of private practice, Dr. Williamson has established himself as a nationally recognized surgeon, thought leader, and lecturer in the fields of advanced cataract surgery, laser vision correction, and micro invasive glaucoma surgery. Dr. Williamson was born and raised in Baton Rouge and has placed strong emphasis on education and academic achievement throughout his life, first as a graduate from the Episcopal School and later going on to earn Master’s degrees from both Columbia University in New York City as well as the world renowned Johns Hopkins Medical Center where he completed an ophthalmology capstone. With a goal of taking care of the people of his home state, Dr. Williamson returned to Louisiana completing his medical school and ophthalmology residency training at LSU and Tulane respectively.
Dr. Williamson is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery where he sits on the ASCRS Council of 100. He is the technology editor and a member of the editorial board for the Millennial Eye journal. He is also active on the editorial board for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today Magazine. Dr. Williamson is one of the youngest surgeons ever to be invited as a member to the prestigious American European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery and is one of the youngest to sit on the refractive editorial board of Eye World Magazine, the official trade journal of the largest group of cataract and refractive surgeons in the United States. He has served as Program Chairman for the Southern Eye Congress and Millennial Eye Live and has been honored to serve on the program committee as expert faculty for numerous ophthalmology conferences both nationally and internationally. Dr. Williamson is considered a Key Opinion Leader and consultant for several pharmaceutical and surgical device companies and has lectured all over the world. In his free time, Dr. Williamson enjoys music and works as a disc jockey for a local FM radio station. He is also passionate about LSU sports, wake surfing, and travelling the world with his wife and their 3 little boys.