About Dr. Drew Salisbury
A Mobile, Alabama native, Dr. Drew Salisbury understands the value of community and family. It was important for him to follow in his late father’s footsteps and join Premier Medical so that he could continue the tradition of building life-long relationships with his patients.
“Many people have a misconception about eye health,” he said. “It is not a one-off where you just get LASIK or glasses or contacts. It is about long-term eye health and wellness. I want to get to know my patients, understand their goals, and maintain their vision by providing a plan tailored to their needs.”
With his specialized training, access to the latest technology and commitment to providing the gift of clear vision, he looks forward to continuing to build his practice with patients who are like family.
Dr. Salisbury is a cornea and refractive specialist who performs cataract surgery, LASIK, PRK, ICL, corneal transplants including PKP, DSAEK, DMEK, and DALK, and minimally Invasive glaucoma surgery. He also performs iLink cross-linking procedure, which is currently the only FDA-approved treatment for progressive keratoconus.
Dr. Salisbury attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama and completed his ophthalmology residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana where he served as the Chief Resident of Ophthalmology. He spent another year in a Fellowship to specialize further in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery at Eye Consultants of Atlanta through Piedmont Hospital.
Dr Salisbury is an associate instructor at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meetings for various cornea transplant courses. He serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the Eye Bank Association of America. He enjoys going on international volunteer trips to perform cataract surgery and cornea transplants in various locations including Mexico, Honduras, and Kenya.
- November 2020 – Troutman Cornea Prize for Young Clinician Investigators
- October 2018 – Best Paper of Session at 2018 Cornea and Eye Banking Forum
- June 2017-June 2018 – Tulane Ophthalmology Chief Resident
- June 2016 – Tulane Ophthalmology Resident Research Award
Ophthalmic Organizations and Societies
Dr. Salisbury is an active member of:
- American Board of Ophthalmology
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- Cornea Society
- Eye Bank Association of America
- Refractive Surgery Alliance