Katie M. Hallahan, MD is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with specialty training in cornea and anterior segment surgery. Dr. Hallahan completed her undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve University where she was awarded the Smith-Treuhaft Full Tuition Scholarship for Engineers and graduated cum laude with a BSE in biomedical engineering and BA in French. She earned her MD with Special Qualifications in Biomedical Research from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, a select five-year medical school program with 32 students per class under full tuition scholarship with a master’s level thesis requirement. Dr. Hallahan then completed her internship at Akron General Medical Center and her ophthalmology residency at the Cleveland Clinic. Afterwards, she received fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine in Cornea, Anterior Segment, and Refractive Surgery under renowned cataract surgeon, Dr. Douglas Koch. Following this, Dr. Hallahan dedicated a year to global eye health as the inaugural Global Blindness Prevention and International Ophthalmology fellow at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. During this time, she trained ophthalmologists, cared for patients, and launched teaching programs in Haiti, China, Zambia, Uganda, Nepal, Ghana, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and Vietnam working in conjunction with non-profit groups such as Orbis International and the Himalayan Cataract Project.
Throughout her training, Dr. Hallahan has been keenly engaged in the ophthalmology community having published over 30 combined peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and scientific presentations and earning awards such as Best Paper of Session at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meetings in 2013, 2015, and 2016. Dr. Hallahan remains dedicated to keeping current with the newest treatment options to provide the best care possible for her patients in Greensboro and the surrounding communities.
Outside of work, Dr. Hallahan enjoys playing soccer, illustration, and spending time with her husband Thomas and their beagle Daisy.